Claiming compensation in Kettering after an accident at work
Many people are daunted by the prospect of claiming compensation after an accident at work, and out of all personal injury claims, the ones resulting from work related injuries are perhaps the most emotional; here we list some of the reason why you should claim compensation in Kettering for your work related injury.
Your job is safe!
You cannot be dismissed from your post because of your compensation claim. Of course, returning to work after suing your employer, especially if you work for a small company where you have to face your employer on a daily basis, may feel daunting, but please bear in mind that your employer doesn’t pay your compensation, their insurer does.
Claiming compensation highlights the cause of your accident, bringing it to the full attention of your employer who will then deal with the problem to prevent further accidents.
These days business is a more competitive world than ever, with many employers concentrating on their bottom line, We can empathise with this, and understand why getting a tradesperson in to box in those trailing wires, or tack down that loose carpet is a task that sinks to the bottom of the to-do list, but the fact is you are suffering as a result of your employer’s negligence and so you should claim, and your employer should make sure that everything is in place to make sure that their staff are working in a safe, stress free environment.
If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a psychological illness, but are reluctant to do so because you are embarrassed then please don’t be. Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that stress, depression and anxiety account for almost half of reported work injuries – causing 428,000 employees to take time off work in 2011/12. So you’re not alone.
Just because you can’t see your injury doesn’t make it any less real; stress, anxiety and depression can huge a huge impact on every aspect of our lives, more so than a broken limb – which is painful and inconvenient but will mend quickly.
If you are off work for stress, depression or anxiety you should seek help from a medical professional, and should definitely think about claiming.
Stiff upper lip?
“It’s only a flesh wound!” said the limbless knight in Monty Python’s Holy Grail; we have a admirable ability to just soldier on, but if you are injured there is compensation money there with your name on it, so why not claim? Especially if your injury has cost you financially, say from lost wages or private medical treatment.
To find out more about claiming compensation in Kettering, call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. Or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile. Your call will be answered by a fully trained, friendly adviser who will do their best to answer any questions you may have about claiming.