After an accident at work, making a compensation claim through a North Somerset law firm can be a great help to you, providing you with the money that you need to take ample time off from work and get back on your feet. Not only this, but compensation will pay for medical bills and the various other expenses which can crop up as a result of serious accidents and injuries. Many people are nervous about making compensation claims against their employer, so here are a few of the most common questions and concerns answered to help you with your decision.
Can my employer fire me?
This is one of the biggest concerns for those hoping to return to work after their accident and is very easy to respond to. In short, no, your employer is not allowed to fire you if you make a compensation claim against them for an accident which you have had at work, even if your compensation claim is not successful.
Will it interfere with my sick pay?
If you are receiving sick pay from work whilst you are still injured, any compensation that you receive should not interfere with this. The only thing that compensation would interfere with is sickness benefits and any other benefits you may have claimed to keep yourself afloat in the meantime.
How do I go about claiming against my employer?
The best thing for you to do if you want to claim against your employer is to file an accident report as soon as possible and ask for a copy of this, as well as being seen by a doctor as soon as you can and keeping a copy of your medical report and certificate. Once you find an injury lawyer, they can take it from there.
Finding a great North Somerset law firm
If you want your compensation claim to have a good chance of success then you are best off finding a North Somerset law firm that you can trust handle your claim efficiently. You can speak to other people in the town that you live in, to see if they have advice or recommendations for you, and searching online may yield some good results as well.
Alternatively, many people find it easier to work with Accident Advice Helpline, which has over 15 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and works with professional injury lawyers working on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to make your claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to get started today.
Date Published: 25th July 2014
Author: David Brown