Can I be Fired for Making a Work-Related Personal Injury Claim?
You cannot be sacked, disciplined, or discriminated in any way for making a personal work-related injury claim. There are legal statutes to protect you and, if your employer or any colleague falls foul of these laws, they can be prosecuted. You are also protected if you feel like you are being treated in a way that gives you no choice but to leave your job, which is known as constructive dismissal, or if your employer puts pressure on you not to make a claim.
What is a Work-Related Injury?
A work-related injury is one which happened during the normal course of your job. For example, a car accident while driving to or from work is not a work-related injury, but an accident a lorry driver has while making a delivery is. Work-related injuries can also include slipping in the lunchroom while on your break, or a stress-induced heart attack that can be linked to your working conditions.
Work-Related Personal Injury Lawyers
The Compensation Experts assists people who have been injured in an accident at work, or who have fallen ill due to their employer’s negligence. Work-related injuries can include:
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Industrial deafness
- Electrocution and burns
- Being crushed by moving machinery
- Falling from a height or being struck by a falling object
- Work-related motor vehicle accidents
These are just a few examples of the types of claims the specialist personal injury solicitors we work with handle on a daily basis, but there are countless others.
Your employer has a legal and moral duty to provide you with a safe working environment. They must ensure you and your colleagues have adequate information and training on the risks associated with your job, keep machinery and equipment in safe working order, and make sure you have the correct safety equipment suitable for your job.
Your employer also has a legal requirement to have adequate liability insurance to cover them against claims made by staff or visitors to their site. When you make a compensation claim against the company you work for it is not they who will be paying damages, but their insurance company.
Work-Related Personal Injury Claims
You can protect yourself and make the process for claiming smoother by making sure you report the accident correctly in your employer’s accident book. They are required to make a RIDDOR report for any virtually any accident where the victim requires medical attention, or if an employee takes more than seven consecutive days off work to recover.
Seek medical care straight away from your job’s first aider or, if there is not one on-site, go to your GP or nearest Accident and Emergency department. Follow medical advice regarding recovery – including attending follow-up appointments, as returning to work sooner than they recommend can jeopardise any damages you may be able to claim.
Not all accidents which happen at work give cause to claim compensation. If you are not sure whether you are entitled to make a claim for an injury at work, or you want to find out more about how to do this, get in touch with The Compensation Experts today.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert no win no fee solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.