Would you claim compensation if you were injured in a car accident? Quite possibly. What about if you got hurt because you bought and used a product that wasn’t of merchantable quality? Again, you might give some thought to making a claim. But what if you suffered personal injury while at your place of work?
Some people won’t consider claiming after an accident at work in Lancaster
Here’s where, quite often, the answer either needs a lot of mulling over, or it is an emphatic “no”. Why is that the case?
Well, if it were a car accident that caused your injury, you might feel that the driver deserved to be brought to book for what they did. If you used a faulty product, you wouldn’t think twice about claiming against a company that really should be selling products that work properly.
However, when you’re claiming after an accident at work in Lancaster, you’re claiming against your boss. You’re worried that you might get the sack because of it, or if not, then you might at least be waving goodbye to any chances of promotion in the near future.
You might also be worrying that if you did make a claim and received a payout, the company would lose so much money that others could lose their jobs, or there might be no new equipment purchased for quite some time.
Don’t worry about making a claim
Fortunately, claiming is something you are entitled to do. It’s not a disciplinary offence to claim compensation, and it would be illegal for your boss to fire you because you made a claim. It would also be against the law for them to discriminate against you.
Of course, just because something is legal, it might not necessarily fit with your personal moral code. You might question whether it’s right to go ahead, for the other reasons mentioned above.
You don’t need to worry about this, either, because when a payout is awarded, the money doesn’t come directly from your employer. Instead, it comes from their employers’ liability insurance, which they are legally obliged to have.
Given that there is no legal or financial basis for your employer to fire you, why not claim the compensation to which you are entitled?
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now
To make a work accident claim, contact one of the largest law firms in the country today: Accident Advice Helpline.
With our reputation for excellence in client care and more than 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury claims, we can be trusted to handle your case with the utmost professionalism. We will work for you on a no win no fee basis, too.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile as soon as you can.
Date Published: 21st September 2015
Author: David Brown