No one wants to suffer an accident or injury in the workplace. However, while such incidents are very rare nowadays, they do still have the potential to happen from time to time. When this does occur, the injured person may wonder whether someone else was guilty of neglecting their duties in preventing the accident from happening. They may also wonder if they could be fired for making a compensation claim, which can put them in a difficult position.
Could you be fired?
A recent survey carried out on our behalf included this topic as one of the statements people had to agree or disagree with. Four-fifths of people who were asked whether they could be fired for making a compensation claim disagreed – and they were correct in doing so. In reality, if an employer sacks someone who has been injured and has subsequently made a claim for compensation, that employee has grounds to begin a case for unfair dismissal.
No one wants to be put in a position where they should make a claim against their employer as a result of suffering injuries. However, there are situations where employees may be injured, and when they are, those injuries may have occurred as a direct result of negligence. For example, safety guards that should be on machinery may not be present, or may have been removed. Appropriate safety equipment or training may not have been provided, raising the possibility of something going wrong and an accident taking place.
Find out today if you could claim
Some employees have managed to make a successful no win, no fee* claim as a result of being injured at work. It could be that you have enough evidence to permit you to do the same. If so, you should get in touch now on 0800 689 0500. This number puts you through to the team at Accident Advice Helpline. When you call, we will see whether you can make a no win, no fee* claim, and we will advise you every step of the way.
There is no charge to call us, and our advice is provided with no obligation to continue. So you have nothing to lose and you could end up winning a compensation claim. And you don’t have to worry about being fired for making a compensation claim either, as you now know. Why not call us today?
Date Published: May 3, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead