It’s common enough to take money for granted when you earn a regular wage each week or month. You get used to that amount of money coming in. However, what happens if you are injured while doing your normal job and you cannot work for a period of time while you recover? In this situation, it is understandable to ask the question: “I was injured at work, will I get paid?”
It’s bad enough to be suffering from injuries, no matter what they are. If they weren’t your fault, it’s worse still. Add into that the thought that you might be out of pocket – perhaps quite considerably – and it just adds on another worry you could do without. But is this something you shouldn’t have to worry about at all?
Statutory sick pay
You will be entitled to receive statutory sick pay as a minimum amount when you find yourself in this situation and you require time off to heal and recover. However, there is no provision for your employer to have to pay the full amount you would normally earn.
This makes it all the more important for you to contact a lawyer if your employer was potentially the one to blame for your accident in the first place. For instance, let’s say you injured your hand while using a piece of machinery – machinery that should have had safety guards in place. If this was not the case, you would have a strong argument to make for launching a compensation claim. A lawyer who focuses on dealing with such cases could consider the facts and launch an appropriate claim for compensation.
Injured at work, will I get paid?
Accident Advice Helpline was designed to make it easier for people just like you to make claims whenever the situation arises. If you have lost out financially as the result of an accident at work, you could be entitled to an amount of compensation that bears this loss of income in mind.
To get the answers that pertain to your own specific situation, call us free on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) now. Often people come to us with the question, “I was injured at work, will I get paid?” Now you know how close you might be to finding the answer in your particular case. Losing out financially should never be something you have to contend with as a result of negligence on the part of someone else.
Category: Injury at work claim