Why shouldn’t you get your employer involved in a workplace dispute, and how to make an accident at work claim against a colleague
If something happens at work that leads to a dispute between yourself and another colleague, one of the things most people will think to do right away is to speak to their colleague about what is happening to see if it can be resolved between them, and then to go right to their employer as the next port of call.
However, there are reasons that you might not want to go directly to your employer with an argument. Here are some reasons to avoid bringing your employer in.
- Your situation won’t be fully resolved. If you reach an agreement with your colleague purely because your employer told you to, then you haven’t really come to an agreement at all, and risk the same issues cropping up in the future.
- You might be doing something wrong. If your dispute is about whether things should be done one way or another, it may turn out that you are in the wrong, and the last thing you want to do is find this out in front of the person in charge of hiring and firing!
You may be able to make a Kirkintilloch accident at work claim
If you have sustained serious injuries at work due to the negligence of a colleague, you may be able to make a Kirkintilloch accident at work claim against them. You should think carefully before you do this, as this claim may end up coming out of your employer’s pocket, which won’t make you the most popular person in your workplace.
Not only this but, if you fail, you will have to return to work with everyone knowing what happened. To decide whether or not to make a Kirkintilloch accident at work claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and the friendly team will be more than happy to talk you through the situation. If you do decide to make a Kirkintilloch accident at work claim, this can be handled on your behalf by the team.