Accidents that lead to injury can cause considerable upheaval in your life. If you’re not at fault, you could qualify to claim compensation for the injuries that you have suffered, and this applies to any situation.
You could begin a claim after a road traffic accident. You could claim after suffering injury from using a faulty product. You could also claim for an injury that you sustained in a public place. Many people do pursue claims when such incidents occur.
Claiming after an accident at work in Hillingdon is also possible. However, some accident victims are reluctant to bring proceedings against their employer when they’ve been injured in the workplace. Why is this, and is there any real basis for not going ahead?
Why someone might not consider claiming after an accident at work in Hillingdon
One possibility is that you have to cope with a feeling of disloyalty. If you like your boss, you might think that claiming against them is practically an act of betrayal. If you don’t like your employer, you might still respect them, and claiming is something that’s a step too far for you to take.
Of course, there’s also the possibility that you are worried about costing your employer a lot of money. You might feel guilty about depriving your colleagues of a pay rise or new work equipment if you receive a settlement as a result of claiming.
Another reason for not claiming might be the fear of being sacked. Without your job, you can’t pay your bills. It’s as simple as that. Make a claim, and who knows what the consequences might be?
The reality about claiming for workplace accidents
You will be relieved to know that you really don’t have to worry about claiming.
You won’t be sacked, nor will you be treated unfairly, for deciding to claim. It would be illegal for your boss to do so. Claiming is not a disciplinary offence.
As for the issue regarding costing your employer a lot of money, if you do receive compensation, it won’t come directly from their funds. It will be covered by employers’ liability insurance, which all employers are likely to hold.
On to the disloyalty issue now. How will your boss feel about your claiming? You might be surprised to learn that many bosses expect that a claim will be made if someone gets injured in the workplace. After all, they know very well that they have a duty to provide a safe working environment for their workers. Some bosses may actually encourage injured staff to make a claim.
How do you make a claim?
If you contact Accident Advice Helpline, the whole process will be made easy for you. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to one of our advisors. If you’re eligible to claim, one of our no win no fee* solicitors will handle your case and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Take action today. Call our hotline.
Date Published: 4th September 2015
Author: David Brown