All employers in the UK have a legal duty to make sure their staff are safe in their job. If your employer is negligent in matters relating to your health and safety, and you are injured in an accident at work in Virginia Water, you may be able to make a compensation claim against them.
Should you make a claim for an accident at work in Virginia Water?
It does not matter where you are employed in the UK, you should feel safe in your place of work. You should not go to work worrying that you might be injured in an accident.
If this is the case, you should tell your employer your concerns. If they do nothing to correct the situation, you should report them to the Health and Safety Executive, who will make sure your workplace is made safe.
If you have been injured in an accident at work in Virginia water, a compensation claim can help to achieve the same end. Employers do not want claims made against them, and if one is, it often makes them ensure the safety of the workplace in the future. In making a claim, you are not just getting the compensation you are legally entitled to, but probably making sure that a another employee does not suffer the same fate as you.
Will you be in trouble for making a claim for an accident at work?
Your boss won’t like the fact you have made a claim against them, but it is illegal for them to fire you for it, or to treat you badly because of it. If they do either, they may have to face an employment tribunal, as well as a personal injury claim.
In reality, research shows that most victims return to their job with out a problem, often with the claim not even being mentioned. This is because it is the employers insurers that settle the claim, and financially it does not affect the business.
Getting help with your accident at work claim
Personal injury claims for any type of accident, are a legal process, that needs the care and attention of specialists. This is why so many innocent victims use Accident Advice Helpline to assist them with their claims.
We have over 15 years experience of making successful claims, and they have all been handled on a no win no fee basis. This means we never ask a claimant to pay any money before we start a claim, and when they are lost, we do not ask for any legal fees.
We have made the process of claiming as simple and efficient as possible, so give us a call today and chat to one of our advisors. They will not pressure you into anything, the choice to claim compensation is yours. But you owe it to yourself to at least find out if you can make a claim, and to get an estimate of how much you could be entitled to.
If you are using a landline, call us on freephone 0800 689 0500. If you are using a mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 14th May 2014