What if you lose your job suddenly?
It is most people’s worst nightmare that they will lose their job suddenly and be unable to find something else right away. Not only is there the financial impact of losing your job, if you are in a job that you truly enjoy and see yourself going far in, losing it suddenly can only be a massive blow. If this was through no fault of your own following an accident, you might be eligible to make an accident at work claim in Gwynedd.
You should look into your rights and read your contract to be sure that you have lost your job in a way which is legally permissible. If this is the case, then you will just have to move on and find another job. Here are some ways in which you can take care of yourself and find a new position if you lose your job suddenly.
- Apply for benefits. You can get jobseekers allowance whilst you are looking for a new job, or Employment and Support Allowance if you are still unable to work due to an accident or injury caused by your last position. There is no shame in taking benefits, as your taxes pay for your contribution towards them.
- Make a compensation claim. A compensation claim is suitable for any employee who has had to leave their current position due to an injury caused by their employer. This money will help to pay for medical bills, help around the house and living expenses until you are fit to work again.
- Appeal against the decision. If you feel that your employer did not have a good enough reason to let you go, and you have your contract and a copy of the company’s policies which prove this, you may be able to make an appeal and be reinstated in your job.
- Work for yourself. This could be the perfect opportunity for you to go out and start working for yourself. If you have enough experience, this could be a natural next move for you anyway.
When making an accident at work claim in Gwynedd makes sense
If you have lost your job because an injury means that you are no longer able to perform your duties then you may be able to sue the company. You can make an accident at work claim in Gwynedd if the company is letting you go for an injury that they caused, or even if they are not letting you go.
An accident at work claim in Gwynedd is there to help you make ends meet when you are not able to work due to an accident; an accident which was caused by the negligence of your employer. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making an accident at work claim in Gwynedd and decide whether this is the right move for you.
Date Published: 26th August 2014