If you have just had an accident at work or your job is making you ill, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Doing so the question arises Will I get sacked if I claim compensation from an accident at work?
Will I get sacked if I claim compensation from an accident at work?
If you have had an accident at work, have suffered from an illness due to or caused by your working environment, or have been injured, you may be hesitant to make a compensation claim against your employer. The main reason people are often hesitant to make work injury claims is the fear that they could or will be sacked for bringing their claim against the employer.
What is my employer’s responsibility?
Every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees. Employers are responsible for your safety in the workplace whether this is the premises or carpark, entrance/exit or other spaces.
The employer should follow these steps:
- They need to do all they can to ensure a safe workplace for employees.
- All members are safe at the time of work.
- Fully train you in the use of materials and provide all necessary personal protective equipment in order for you to do your job without the risk of illness or injury.
If your company is not carrying out their duty and causes you the injury. Then in this situation, you can make a personal injury at work claim against them.
Who pays if I receive compensation for my accident at work claim?
All employers will have some kind of insurance policy in place to cover them in the case of workplace claims. This means that if they have been following their legal responsibilities, they will not be paying out your compensation personally. The insurance company will deal with your claim. This means that you and your employer do not need to be personally involved in the claim.
Recording an accident at work
All accidents that happen at work need to be logged in the employer’s ‘Accident Report Book’. This logs any and all accidents and injuries. It keeps an accurate record of the accident and any resulting injury or illness. If you then need time off or have associated medical expenses, your employer and your solicitor can both refer to the accident report and what happened in the original incident.
Notifying your employer
When you start your claim, your employer will be notified in writing through your claim specialist or their insurance company. The employer’s insurance provider will then investigate the accident in tandem with your employer. They will gather all the relevant evidence and put together their assessment of the employer’s liability.
What if your employer has gone out of business?
There is a three-year time limit in which you can make a personal injury claim. If the business has closed down, you can still make a claim.
How to make a claim against your employer?
Our professional specialists are always on hand to talk to you about your case, providing any advice you may need to go about making your claim. Check Eligibility here.
A specialist can help
We can introduce you to a personal injury specialist who offers a no obligation free discussion via telephone and they can provide you with a quick decision on whether or not they can help with your personal injury claim.
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