Over the years we have worked with thousands of work injury victims in Lincolnshire, all with their own unique situations. Surprisingly, no matter what the situation, the underlying fears dictating their decisions regarding their claims tend to be the same across the board: the fear of the unknown.
3 common fears about filing a claim for an accident at work in Lincolnshire
Here are three fears we regularly encounter when dealing with workers who are considering taking legal action:
- “If I report an injury that occurred at work, my employer will not be happy”
One of the most common fears we encounter among our clients is their fear of informing their employer about their accident at work in Lincolnshire. However, it is important to realise that it is in your interests to report your accident to your employer and/or health and safety representative. Your employer has a duty to do all they can to protect you and your work colleagues from harm, and if they have failed in their obligation to you, they may need to own up to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
- “I will get fired if I hire legal help”
If your employer has caused you harm, you have a right to call the Accident Advice Helpline and request free, no-obligation advice from our trained claims advisors. Your employer cannot legally fire you for seeking help, but if you happen to find yourself out of a job after getting in touch with us, do not fear; you may be able to sue your employer for unfair dismissal.
- “I do not have the energy to get caught up in a complicated legal process”
When you hire our solicitors, you will be able to step back and concentrate on recovering from your accident at work in Lincolnshire. You will initially have to spend some time signing some paperwork and will probably have to agree to undergo a medical examination, but once these steps are out the way, our solicitors will take over and handle all the more complicated aspects of the claims process on your behalf.
Remember: you will not automatically be entering into a war against your employer when you get in contact with us and enlist the help of our solicitors. We will simply protect your right to receive full and fair compensation for your accident at work in Lincolnshire.
Date Published: 12th January 2015
Author: Jan Newell