All accidents that cause injury are difficult to cope with, even if the injuries sustained aren’t particularly serious. Accidents that happen in the workplace can be even more difficult to cope with, because people might not be inclined to make a claim. Why is this?
How claiming can help accident victims to cope better
Firstly, we had better explain why it is that compensation can play an important part in improving an accident victim’s recovery.
While compensation obviously cannot heal injuries or turn the clock back to the moment before the accident, it can certainly help to relieve stress. Many people aren’t aware of just how much of a financial impact getting injured can have on someone.
Time off work may be required in order for someone to recover from an accident. Serious injuries may cause someone to have a lot of time off. Being off work can affect someone’s income, because they will be in receipt of statutory sick pay. If you’re off for a long time, you could end up losing a lot of money.
People often need to pay for extra things when they’re recovering, too. Prescription charges, taxi fares, home help fees and other expenses soon mount up.
If you claim compensation and win your case, you will receive a payout that will enable you to recover these losses and expenses.
Why might someone not consider claiming after an accident at work in Greenwich?
Someone might not hesitate to claim after a slip and fall in public, or a road traffic accident. However, when it comes to claiming after an accident at work in Greenwich, they might dismiss the idea completely.
This is quite a normal reaction. If you’re claiming for a work accident, you’re claiming against your employer, and that might seem to you as if you’re “biting the hand that feeds you”. There is also the worry that you might be fired for claiming.
Let us put your mind at rest about this. Firstly, if you claim and you are successful, the payout you receive will come from your company’s employers’ liability insurance. It won’t come out of the company’s own money.
Secondly, it would be illegal for your employer to fire you for making a claim. Claiming doesn’t constitute reasonable grounds for dismissal.
With no financial basis and no legal right on the part of your employer to punish you for claiming, why not go ahead?
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Choose a law firm that you know you can trust to handle your claim with the utmost professionalism. Call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our friendly advisors. If you’re eligible to claim, one of our no win no fee* solicitors will work on your case.
Get started today by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th August 2015
Author: David Brown