Have you been involved in an accident in the workplace? If so, you may be interested in making a job accident claim. If you’ve never been through the process of making a claim for compensation before though, you may be feeling uncertain about what to expect.
We created this guide so that you can make informed decisions about your next steps. Read on to find out what you really need to know about making a job accident claim.
You’ll usually only have three years
You shouldn’t wait around for too long. This is because there is usually a deadline of just three years from the date of your accident. If you constantly put things off until another day, you could face the disappointment of discovering that you’ve completely missed out. There is an exception of which you should be aware, though — if you’re suffering from an industrial disease, this deadline may be extended.
This is because such conditions can take a long time to manifest and you might have experienced no symptoms whatsoever for many years. If you’re in this situation, speak with a solicitor for further advice.
You don’t have to worry about losing your job
Many people are wary about claiming after an accident at work because they’re concerned that they might lose their jobs. This is understandable, especially when you consider that we’re living through tough economic times, and roles aren’t always easy to come by.
You don’t have to worry about this, though. It would be against the law for an employer to dismiss an employee because they pursued their right to make a claim. If this happened to you, you may have a case for unfair dismissal.
Accident Advice Helpline can get you started today
Would you like to take the opportunity to speak with a professional about your circumstances, and what you may be entitled to? If so, you should get in touch with our advisors here at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, provide you with an estimate of what you could be entitled to receive and explain more about what you should expect.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you can’t get to the phone at the moment, don’t panic. Instead, you can take our 30-second test online to get an instant notification of what you could be entitled to receive.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: Louise Thacker