Workplaces should be safe for the people who work in them to go about their everyday tasks without fear of getting into an accident and becoming injured. That’s not just an ideal state of affairs, either. It’s actually something that is demanded of employers, by law.
But what happens if you do get injured in your place of work? The aftermath of an accident can be tremendously difficult, even if the injuries sustained are not particularly serious. That’s why you should consider claiming after an accident at work in Forest of Dean.
How does getting injured relate to being awarded compensation?
Even people who have been badly injured will sometimes question the idea of claiming compensation for an accident that they have had at work. They will wonder how getting a sum of money will help them to recover from their injuries.
The truth is, it can help a lot. After an injury, people can get in to financial trouble. Firstly, they have to take time off work, and this can cause them to lose income through being on statutory sick pay.
Additionally, they may find that they have to pay for home helps, taxi journeys, childminders and a whole range of other services just so that they can maintain a reasonable standard of living. Such things become necessary when it’s impossible to cook, for example, or get out and about independently.
Why might some people not consider claiming after an accident at work in Forest of Dean?
Although it makes perfect sense to claim compensation, there are those who choose not to proceed with a claim for the simple reason that they fear being sacked or treated badly at work if they do return to their job.
When you claim compensation, you are claiming against the party at fault, and in the case of workplace accidents, it’s the employer who’s at fault. Some employees feel disloyal, or think they’re costing their employer money.
The reality is, it’s not even the employer who pays the compensation if it is awarded. It’s actually taken care of through employer’s liability insurance. This kind of insurance exists for the very purpose of covering claims by injured employees, and it’s compulsory for employers to hold a policy. It’s also against the law for them to fire employees who make claims.
Begin your claim now
We hope that you will give serious consideration to claiming compensation, now you know that it will really help you to reduce the stress that financial problems can cause.
To discuss your case with one of our advisors, dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Your claim will be handled by one of our solicitors, on a no win no fee* basis.
Don’t delay. Call us today.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown