Going to work is seldom something that we all look forward to but at the very least we would expect that we’ll be in a safe environment, but sadly this is not always something that you can take for granted. Every year there are thousands of accidents in the workplace and many people are not claiming the compensation which they should be entitled to. If this includes you, this article will help you to find out more about making personal injury claims in Bromsgrove for accidents that occurred on the job.
Making personal injury claims in Bromsgrove
One of the main reasons why some people fail to look into their rights is that they don’t want to antagonise their employers. If you are injured in a workplace injury but do not want to leave your job, many people are concerned about how this might affect their future employment prospects.
However, this should not be a concern. Under the law no employer has the right to discriminate against an employee just because they have brought a claim against them. If this happens then you will have another complaint to make against them.
About your income
Another source of concern is what happens to your income if you’re forced off work. This will all depend on what deal you have with your employer. Some will provide sick pay for a period of time, but this might quickly go down, while the number of employers who don’t offer any form of sick pay at all is on the increase thanks to the use of zero hours contracts.
However, if you are losing income because of an accident, don’t panic, as this should all be included in any compensation claim you bring. Make a note of anything you’ve missed out on and expect to miss out on and pass this onto your lawyer.
Different types of accidents
It’s also a mistake to assume that all we’re talking about here are one-off accidents. The truth is very different. You may also be able to claim for any long standing conditions brought about as a result of your working environment. These include things such as industrial deafness which is quite common among factory workers. If your employer has not given you ear defenders or taken other reasonable steps to ensure your safety then you may be entitled to make a claim against them.
Finding the right lawyer
Making personal injury claims in Bromsgrove for a workplace accident is all about finding the right law firm. There are those out there which specialise in employment law, so they will be in a better position to help you than some others – but even the best lawyer is not foolproof, which is why we offer no win no fee*. If we can’t help you to win your case we won’t expect to be paid.
So if you’re looking for personal injury claims in Bromsgrove, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.