Your job should be safe when you make a personal injury claim with injury lawyers in Richmond-upon-Thames
Some victims will not make a worked related injury claim for fear of losing their job. This should not be the case, and if you are injured at work because of your employers negligence, a personal injury claim if the right course of action to take. Call injury lawyers in Richmond-upon-Thames and they will help you with this.
Injury lawyers in Richmond-upon-Thames tell you the legal position
It is illegal for your boss to treat you differently simply because you have made a compensation claim against them and you may have a case to take them to an employment tribunal if they treat you badly. The same applies for any work colleagues that acts as witnesses for your personal injury claim.
If you are unable to do your normal job because of your injuries, you would probably leave the employment anyway, but they should still not treat you in a derogatory manner.
In most cases, if they had followed the health and safety guidelines provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there stands a good chance they would not be facing a personal injury claim because you would have had no need to approach injury lawyers in Richmond-upon-Thames at Accident Advice Helpline.
Claiming compensation from your employer
All UK employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. If employers comply with this, they should not have the problem of personal injury claims against them.
If is not just one off accidents they have to take care to avoid. They also need to avoid the longer term conditions such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Industrial deafness
- Asbestos related diseases
- Vibration white finger
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Illnesses related to exposure to chemicals and other dangerous substances
These are just a sample of the illnesses and diseases that are more long term and if you contract one of these because of your employer’s negligence, you still have the right to make a personal injury claim. Normally any claim has to be made within three years of the accident, but because industrial diseases can take many years to develop, you have three years from the date of diagnosis.
Financing your work related injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Financing you personal injury compensation claim for a work related injury with Accident Advice Helpline is no problem at all. You would not be asked for any money to start the claim and if your case should be unsuccessful, you still won’t be asked to find any money. Almost all injury claims are financed this way, it works well and means that no win no fee* is the answer for everyone to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline has the expertise you need on your side when making a claim. For over 13 years we have been assisting victims, and many thousands of them have received the compensation they deserved.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to our friendly advisors or complete on our online 30-second test to get an estimate of how much you might be awarded.