Work plays an important role in life. Perhaps the most important thing about it is that you earn money from doing your job, which enables you to pay your bills. But there are other aspects to work, such as developing good relationships with your colleagues and building on your skills.
In fact, some people become quite fond of where they work. Even if they have an accident when they’re carrying out their usual tasks, they still feel an affinity for their employer. This can make claiming after an accident at work in Leicestershire rather difficult, though.
Why might someone experience difficulty in proceeding with a claim?
Some people don’t choose to pursue a claim for a workplace accident and injury because they think they might bankrupt their employer if they win their case. They couldn’t bring themselves to see their employer go under, and the thought of their colleagues being jobless causes them a great deal of mental anguish.
Other people fear that they themselves might be sacked if they make a claim. Even if they don’t get fired, they might still be mistreated and denied promotion, so it’s best to struggle through the recovery process and not make a claim, right?
Wrong. You don’t have to worry about any of these things!
Why is claiming after an accident at work in Leicestershire a viable option?
Firstly, it would be illegal for your employer to discriminate against you for claiming compensation. If they fired you, or treated you badly, they could find themselves in court.
Secondly, payouts made to employees who claim compensation don’t even come out of company funds. All employers must have employers’ liability insurance. Its purpose? To cover compensation to employees who claim against their employers.
With no financial basis to do so, and every possibility of facing legal action, no sensible employer would think about firing or discriminating against an employee who claimed compensation after a workplace accident.
Also, your employer is obliged to ensure that you have a safe environment in which to work!
How to make a claim
If you want to go ahead with a claim for a workplace accident, or just find out more information, all you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our advisors.
Simply contact us from your landline or your mobile and speak to an advisor, and you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim. You could also get an estimate of what you might be awarded if you win your case.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.
Date Published: 5th October 2015
Author: David Brown