How would you feel about making a claim to seek compensation for injuries you received at work? Would you shy away from doing it, even when you have a good case? Worrying about your work injury rights is understandable, but you should make sure you don’t miss out on compensation because you’re concerned about the potential fallout.
You can understand how important it is to seek advice regarding your position when you are faced with a situation like this. Many people are concerned about their injuries and what the prospect of recovery is, while simultaneously being worried about their job.
Should you worry about your work injury rights?
If you are hurt at work and you suspect your employer (or, in some cases, another worker) was responsible for the accident, you have a right to seek legal counsel to learn more. If there is enough evidence to suggest you may have been injured through negligence, you can consider bringing a case against your employer.
Such things are rare, but it is important to realise your job is protected in these circumstances. You have a legal right to explore a compensation claim if your employer’s lack of diligence led to your accident. For example, did they neglect to provide proper training for you? Did they fail to give you protective clothing, or neglect to make sure the machinery you were using was fit for purpose? These are just a few examples, and while such things are rare, it’s good to know about them in case they apply to you.
Accident Advice Helpline is here whenever you need us most
As you can see, you do have work injury rights to think about. They won’t be at the forefront of your mind when you’ve had an accident, but there could come a time when you do start thinking about them. Additionally, you may discover there is a chance of being compensated for what occurred.
So, however bad your injuries were, and whether you’re back at work yet or not, give us a ring at Accident Advice Helpline. We’re easy to contact, either on 0800 689 0500 from a regular line or on 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone. Finding some vital answers is easy when you have access to our team of friendly advisors, any one of whom can help you with your queries.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead