The decision to make a claim for compensation when an accident has happened can be quite easy. At least, that may be the case when the injuries you’ve suffered have been sustained in a road traffic collision, or because you used a faulty product.
When it comes to claiming after an injury at work in Hertfordshire, though, things can be a bit more complicated. You might dismiss the idea out of hand, fearing that you will be sacked for making a claim. If you’re thinking about going ahead, you might still feel some guilt about costing your employer a lot of money.
You don’t have to worry about any of this
What would you do if we told you that you actually don’t need to think about these things? Would you consider claiming if we said to you that these fears are based on misconceptions?
Let’s look at the worry about getting sacked, first of all. This is an entirely understandable reason to worry, because you need your job. However, employers are not allowed, by law, to dismiss employees who claim. Seeking compensation is not an offence to be dealt with via a company’s disciplinary procedures. It’s actually perfectly acceptable to make a claim.
As for the worry about cost, it may come as a surprise to you to learn that the money paid out to successful claimants doesn’t come from the employer’s funds at all. It is actually covered by employers’ liability insurance. Employers are obliged to take out such insurance. Its purpose? To pay compensation to employees who get injured at work.
With no financial reason or legal right on the part of your employer to fire you, there’s no need for you to worry, so why not contact Accident Advice Helpline?
Claiming after an injury at work in Hertfordshire with our no win no fee* service
At Accident Advice Helpline, we work on a no win no fee* basis, which gives you peace of mind in the event that your claim isn’t successful.
Of course, if you make a claim and you win, you will receive a sum of money that will be of considerable help to you while you’re recovering from your injuries. You may be worried about your lost wages, and all the extra expenses mounting up, such as taxi fares and prescription charges.
To check your eligibility to claim, and get started with your case, call our advisors today on one of the following numbers:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Don’t fear making a claim against your employer. They have an obligation to provide you with a safe working environment, and your injury would not have occurred if your working environment had been safe enough.
Get in touch with us and start your claim.
Date Published: 30th August 2015
Author: David Brown