Despite employees having a wealth of rights in the workplace, many workers are still unclear about exactly what action they can take after experiencing an injury whilst at work. Due to pressure from bosses and managers, many employees feel reluctant or worried about even taking the appropriate amount of time off work to recover from an injury or illness.
Can you contact Kilmarnock accident claim solicitors after being hurt at work?
If you’ve been hurt and you’re not able to work, you should be entitled to take up to a week off work. After this, your employer may require you to get a letter or certificate from your doctor or GP. This simply confirms that you are too ill to attend work and states the reason why. Providing you are taking time off work for a genuine reason, most employers won’t have a problem with this.
Similarly, if you need to take time off work following an injury which occurred in the workplace, you should be able to do so. In addition to taking time off work to recover, you should also be able to make a compensation claim with Kilmarnock accident claim solicitors, if you weren’t responsible for the incident.
If your employers were responsible for the harm that you suffered, it should be relatively easy for you to obtain compensation with help from Kilmarnock accident claim solicitors. Although people do tend to make compensation claims after workplace injuries, they can vary greatly. You may have suffered a serious injury on factory machinery or you may simply have tripped over a computer wire and injured yourself. However you were hurt, the right solicitors could help you to obtain compensation.
One issue which does tend to prevent people from contacting Kilmarnock accident claim solicitors or experts like us at Accident Advice Helpline, is the perceived cost of legal fees. Unfortunately, some personal injury law firms charge expensive fees which can make it difficult for people to access legal advice or assistance with their claims. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to afford to make a claim with Kilmarnock accident claim solicitors, there’s no need to panic.
Talk to us about your claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that many people worry about their finances when it comes to making a compensation claim. In order to help them as much as possible we always provide free, no-obligation advice so that they can access legal assistance without having to pay anything and we always work on a no-win, no-fee* basis when claimants make a compensation claim with us.
If you want to learn more about making a compensation claim, why not contact us? We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can call at any time and we’ll always be able to help. Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th October 2014