Have you suffered a personal injury from an accident at work? If so you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Suffering an accident at work can be a traumatic experience and along with the pain caused by the injury itself, it cause anxiety and stress about what the future may hold, particularly around things like job security.
Below are some of the most common questions relating to accident at work compensation claims and how we can help you.
What are my rights if I am injured at work?
Your employer has a duty of care to take reasonable steps to protect your health and safety at work which includes both the company premises and any other premises you may be required to work at as part of your job.
If you are injured at work or are injured as a result of the actions of a colleague at work you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. If you are entitled to pursue a claim then you should exercise this right and your employer should not try to prevent you from doing so.
If you are absent from work due to your injuries then you may be entitled to sick pay. The amount you will receive will depend on your company’s sick pay policy. If you are not entitled to sick pay you may suffer a loss of earnings and this will be factored into a personal injury claim.
Every employer is required by law to have valid insurance to cover potential compensation claims made by staff as a result of an accident they may have at work, even if it was caused by the actions of a fellow employee. Any compensation awarded due to an accident at work will be paid by the insurance company and not your employer, if they have valid insurance.
Will I be dismissed if I am injured at work?
Your employer cannot lawfully dismiss you simply because you have been injured at work or because you are seeking compensation due to an accident at work if you have been employed by them for longer than two years. If you do lose your job or are dismissed after you have worked for your employer for more than two years, then, you may also have a claim for unfair dismissal.
What happens if I am injured and then fired?
If you have been dismissed after suffering an accident at work or after being absent from work due to an accident at work then you should contact What’s My Claim Worth. We can advise you as to whether you have an accident at work compensation claim and also if you have a claim for unfair dismissal.
What should I do?
If you have been injured as a result of an accident at work or have any questions about the above, the best course of action is to contact What’s My Claim Worth. We can advise you as to whether you have an accident at work compensation claim and also whether you are able to recover all your losses including loss of earnings and any overtime or bonus you are entitled to.
We have extensive experience in all types of accident at work compensation claims and can offer sensitivity, professionalism and legal expertise. Call us on our freephone number 0800 025 0000 or try our Claimometer on the homepage and we can call you back to discuss your accident at work compensation claim.