If you have been injured in an accident at work, which was not your fault, you may not know whether or not it is a good idea for you to make a claim against an employer in West Lothian. If you are entitled to compensation from your employer, due to their negligence causing your accident and injuries, then you should be able to make a successful claim through an experienced injury lawyer.
However, what puts people off is the fact that their employer is unlikely to be happy with the situation if they do make a claim, and they fear that this could put their job in jeopardy. Here are some reasons you should still make a claim.
Your employer cannot fire you if you claim against an employer in West Lothian
As long as you have a valid claim for compensation, and have been injured as the result of your employer’s negligence, there is absolutely no reason for your employer to fire you because you have made a compensation claim against them. You can discuss the possibility of making a claim with a solicitor first to be sure that you have a good case for compensation, but you could sue your employer for unfair dismissal if they try to let you go because you have claimed compensation for your accident.
The money will subsidise your sick pay
If you have to be off work for a long time thanks to your injury, you will probably be getting sick pay or benefits to keep you afloat. Sadly this money is rarely as much as you would earn in your job, and this can mean that it becomes a struggle to stay afloat, particularly if your expenses have gone up due to your injury. Compensation can help you to stay comfortable financially during this time.
Accident Advice Helpline for claims
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be considering making a claim against an employer in West Lothian. Accident Advice Helpline is a great option for those looking to make their claim as quickly and simply as possible, as it has over 15 years’ experience, and is even endorsed by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
If you want to make a claim as quickly and easily as possible, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team and find out more about the claims process, before allowing one of the experienced injury lawyers to make a start on your claim on your behalf.
Date Published: 27th September 2014