QUESTION: Can I be Fired for Personal Injury Claim at Work?
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Can I Be Fired for Personal Injury Claim at Work?
Moreover, you can’t be subject to any discipline or discrimination in any way as well. In particular, no one can be fired for a personal injury claim. Legal statutes protect you and, if your employer/colleague falls foul of these laws, they can be subject to prosecution.
You also have protection if you feel like you receive treatment leaving you no choice but to leave your job. This constructive dismissal is illegal, as well as your employer putting 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 isn’t a work injury. But an accident a lorry driver has while making a delivery is. Occupational injuries can also include slipping in the lunchroom while on your break. Or a stress-induced heart attack with clear links to your working conditions.
Work-Related Personal Injury Lawyers
The Compensation Experts assists people with injuries from an accident at work. As well as for those who have fallen ill due to their employer’s negligence. Work-related injuries can include:
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
- Industrial deafness.
- Electrocution and burns.
- Crush by moving machinery.
- Falling from a height or being struck by a falling object.
- Work motor vehicle accidents.
These are just a few examples of claims our specialist personal injury solicitors deal with 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
- for example, ensure you and your colleagues have adequate information and training on the risks with your job;
- also, keep machinery and equipment in safe working order, and;
- above all, make sure you have the correct safety equipment suitable for your job.
Your employer also has a legal requirement to have adequate liability insurance. In short, it will cover them against claims made by staff or visitors to their site. Because when you claim compensation against the company you work for, their insurance company pays the damages.
Work-Related Personal Injury Claims
You can also protect yourself: make the process for claiming smoother report the accident in your employer’s accident book. In view of virtually any accident, they must make a RIDDOR report where a victim requires medical attention. Moreover, if an employee takes more than seven consecutive days off work to recover.
Above all, seek medical care straight away from your job’s first aider. Or, if there isn’t one on-site, go to your GP or nearest Accident and Emergency department. But be sure to follow medical advice regarding recovery – including attending follow-up appointments. Because returning to work sooner than they recommend jeopardises any damages you might claim.
Not all accidents which happen at work give cause to claim compensation, however. 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.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more