Accidents are always problematic, but when you have one at your place of work, things can be even worse. It’s not necessarily because the injuries suffered are worse than they might be if you’d had a road traffic accident, for example, instead.
The problem is that, if you’re thinking about claiming after an accident at work, you might feel put off doing so. There’s an understandable reason for this, but it’s based on a misconception.
Will claiming after an accident at work in Harrogate get you the sack?
That’s the question that people ask themselves when they’re wondering about the possibility of getting compensation for the accident they had at work. In fact, it’s a question that people ask our advisers at Accident Advice Helpline, and not just with regard to Harrogate, either.
The truth, though, is that no matter where you live and work, you could not be sacked for making a claim against your employer. It would be illegal for them to fire you, simply because you made a claim and received compensation.
What about other possible consequences?
Even when they find out their job would be safe, people might still worry that they have cost their employer a lot of money. They might fear that they will be treated badly by their boss, or even their workmates.
It’s admirable to be a conscientious employee and value your job, but it’s not necessary to demonstrate that by depriving yourself of the chance to get compensation because you’re worried about being treated unfairly. Your employer would not be permitted to do this, either.
As for the cost issue, it’s of no concern. When compensation is paid out, it is covered by employers’ liability insurance. It doesn’t come out of company funds. There would be no financial basis for your employer to mistreat you, and you have no need to feel any guilt about costing your company any money.
Proceed with your claim right now
Now you know that you don’t have anything to fear at all about claiming after an accident at work in Harrogate, which left you injured (and possibly struggling quite badly with your finances), why not call Accident Advice Helpline?
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our advisers now.
If you’re eligible to claim and you wish to proceed, one of our solicitors will deal with everything to do with your case on a no win no fee basis.
You may need to go for an additional medical test, but you probably won’t have to go to court. We make everything as simple and straightforward as we can for you at Accident Advice Helpline. Call us today.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Lee Tadd