Every working person in the UK has the right to expect to be able to do their job in a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, due to the negligence, bad management or just plain forgetfulness of others, sometimes workers are injured through no fault of their own whilst doing their job. When you suffer a work injury, compensation for the accident can sometimes feel like too little too late; however, it can make the world of difference not just to your lifestyle, but also to the safety of your friends and co-workers for years to come.
Why seeking work injury compensation is the right thing to do
When you are hurt at work, seeking work injury compensation can sometimes seem like too much hassle. It can also seem like you would be the little guy, fighting against some behemoth of the business world and all the top class lawyers their money can buy. Well, thankfully there are many good reasons that workers who have been hurt should indeed be seeking work injury compensation, not just for themselves but for the safety of others, too.
- Seeking work injury compensation will help you:
When you win compensation, you will be awarded anything from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of pounds, depending on your injury. This money can go a long way towards helping you get better again, either through providing you with the means to get the support you need around the home, by replacing lost income or by allowing you to make adaptations to your home and lifestyle to accommodate your injury.
- Seeking work injury compensation will bring justice to the situation:
Think about it: it was not your fault that you were injured. Someone else is to blame for the pain, discomfort and inconvenience you are suffering, and why should they get away with it? By bringing a compensation claim about, you are making sure that they are held accountable for their actions and redressing the balance of justice in your life.
- Seeking work injury compensation will help your colleagues:
If you have been hurt because someone else didn’t do their job properly, then there is a strong possibility that the same fate could befall someone else at your workplace.
- Seeking work injury compensation will help your employer:
Sometimes accidents happen because the employer does not understand or have the resources to follow the correct health and safety procedures for their industry. By making a claim, your employer will be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), not with a view to closing them down but to providing the advice and support your employer needs to create a safe, healthy environment in the workplace for years to come.
Little guy syndrome?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we make it our business to fight for the little guys in the world. Whether you work for a small enterprise or a multinational corporation, if you have cause to seek work injury compensation, we are here to help. With some of the most experienced and best placed lawyers on our team, we will be able to get you the very best representation for your situation you could hope for, all on a no win no fee basis.
If you want to speak to an adviser in more detail about your accident just dial 0800 689 0500 now.