Being injured in a Neath Port Talbot accident at work can put you in an awkward position. You may need to claim compensation to keep your finances afloat, but you may not want to seem disloyal to your employer.
If you are concerned that your employer will penalise you for making a claim, or that they will be forced to pay out for your compensation settlement out of their own back pocket, cast your fears aside. Firstly, it is illegal for your employer to dismiss you for making a valid accident at work claim; this would amount to unfair dismissal. Secondly, your employer must have liability insurance; if you win your claim, their insurance company will meet the cost of your compensation settlement.
Make sure you get the Neath Port Talbot accident at work compensation you deserve
To successfully claim accident at work compensation, you will need to prove that your accident was caused by negligence on the part of your employer. Some examples of potential negligence claims include your employer failing to provide you with proper training, instruction and supervision, or refusing to supply you with adequate personal protective equipment.
If your accident was the fault of one of your colleagues, you might still have grounds to make a claim against your employer. If you are unsure about whether or not you have a right to receive compensation, please call our Freephone helpline to receive free, no-obligation advice from the trained claims advisers here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Get the right help and advice from the start
The general rule is that you have three years, starting either from the date of your Neath Port Talbot accident at work or the date on which you realised you had been injured, to commence your claim. It is therefore important to contact our trained claims advisers and get the ball rolling as soon as possible. They will talk through the specifics of your case and advise you whether they think you have a strong case for compensation.
Once you have instructed us to commence your claim, our personal injury lawyers will start gathering all the evidence they need to put your claim forward. This might include photographic evidence, medical reports and statements from witnesses to your accident. They will then contact your employer’s insurance company with their evidence and put forward your claim for compensation. Our lawyers will aim to settle your Neath Port Talbot accident at work claim out of court, all while working for you on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Date Published: 30th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell