Making a personal injury claim against your employer is always going to be something of a delicate affair. On the one hand you want to claim compensation which you’re owed but on the other you may not want to spoil your chances of continuing to work there. This article will set out the rights that you have and how to find compensation solicitors in Tipton with experience of workplace law.
First of all let’s put your mind at rest. Under the law it is illegal for any employer to discriminate against you because you’ve launched a claim against the company. They cannot demote you because of it and they cannot sack you. If they attempt to do anything then it is possible that you may well have an additional law suit to bring against them, so most companies will behave in a professional manner about this.
When you’ve been hurt
The next thing to do is to identify whether or not you have a good case to bring against your employer. This means looking at what happened and trying to decide whether or not the accident was caused as a result of any oversight by your employer.
By law they are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that an office environment is safe to work on. While they cannot eliminate risks altogether they can make sure that the workplace complies with health and safety and there are no additional risks which needn’t be there.
These risks vary depending on the situation and the environment. For example, a farm may come with all sorts of risk factors that you might not find elsewhere. Machinery must be maintained constantly to ensure it is safe and the environment must be maintained in a way which does not cause ongoing harm. Issues such as repetitive strain injury and industrial deafness are just some of the things that can spark a claim against an employer.
If you think you have a case then it is a good idea to seek advice from an expert. This is something that we can help you with at Accident Advice Helpline – our lines are open 24 hours a day so you can get in touch when it is convenient for your.
Finding compensation solicitors in Tipton
Our team builds a legal team by looking for compensation solicitors in Tipton who have experience in workplace law. This enables us to always provide a service which is tailor made to your requirements. And if you don’t when then you needn’t panic. Our service is no win no fee so you won’t find yourself on the breadline.
To find out more about compensation solicitors in Tipton give Accident Advice Helplin a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 9th May 2014
Author: David Brown