A counsellor accident claim is something that you probably hoped you would never have to deal with, but if you have been injured in the course of your work then you need to be aware that the possibility of making a claim is open to you. When you work as a counsellor, you could be in danger from a variety of sources. Clients with anger issues could easily turn violent, or your offices could be unsafe from faulty equipment or trip hazards. If you are hurt during your working day, you may need to take a fair amount of time off, particularly if you are waiting for a broken bone to heal.
Why should I make a claim?
This time off work could be a serious issue. Will you get full pay for it? In most cases, the answer is no. Employers are reluctant to give you full pay when you are off sick, because they still have to cover your job when you are not there. For many people, the most they can expect is statutory sick pay, which is usually a fraction of what they would normally earn. If you only get a fraction of your normal pay, you can only pay a fraction of the bills. This is one of the main reasons that you should make a counsellor accident claim. Financial compensation could be the solution to this particular problem. The sooner you start your claim, the sooner it will be completed.
It is also important to make a claim because it helps to draw attention to the problem that led to the accident. Your employers and health and safety personnel should be doing everything they can to make the working environment safer, and if they do not then people like you end up injured.
Who can help me?
Your first call should be to Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of expert advisors and personal injury solicitors have helped thousands of people since 2000 to get both justice and compensation. We have a free 24-hour helpline, so there is no need to wait until office hours before making that initial call. You can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our friendly advisors will give you a call back. In addition, we are proud to be able to offer our customers a no win no fee system, which means that there are no upfront fees required to make a personal injury claim.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline understand that this can be a very distressing time and that you may not want to take legal action, but where there has been negligence concerning your safety you need to stand up for yourself. Your employer will not normally offer you compensation without being asked, so you need to be the one doing the asking – or you can let us do it for you. With such extensive legal expertise on your side, you are in a strong position. Give us a call on our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 so that we can start helping you today.
Date Published: May 11, 2015
Author: David Brown