Is My Job At Risk?
It is illegal for you to lose your job if you file a compensation claim. This means you do not need to be concerned about losing your employment. Many people who contact us after experiencing an accident at work are concerned that the compensation claim will have an influence on their career and how they will be treated by their employer. We understand that this will make people reluctant to pursue a claim or even contact us; however, our calls are confidential and strict regulations have been put into place protecting you from unfair dismissals if you choose to begin a claim.
In fact, to put your mind at ease, it is important to note that employers are not legally able to dismiss employees who are making compensation claims following a workplace accident in their business. Furthermore, it is illegal for the employer to treat you differently from other staff members because of the compensation claim.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding making an accident at work claim and whether this will impact your job progression, we are happy to talk. Contact us for a confidential and free chat at the following number - 0808 164 9153.
Can My Employer Afford To Pay A Claim Settlement?
Many people become concerned that making compensation claims will leave their employer with a bill they cannot afford to pay and this could result in redundancies and can affect staff payment profession. You must not be concerned about this as all business owners are required by law to take out workplace insurance. This type of insurance deals with the expenses of any claims made by staff members; therefore, your compensation amount will be paid by the insurance agent and not the employer personally.
If you remain concerned about the financial influence a compensation claim can have on an employer, or if you are considering pursuing a claim, then you should contact us for advice and assistance at 0808 164 9153. You will not be pressured into beginning a claim; therefore, you can ask any queries you want and receive the answers needed without any pressure or stress.
What Are Work Injury Claims And Associated Laws?
If an employer opts to dismiss a staff member, they will need to follow a strict set of regulations that are laid out in the Employment Rights Act 1996. This legislation indicates the staff member's legal rights as an employee, including the employee's rights surrounding any unfair dismissal.
A compensation claim will not be considered a valid reason for an employer to dismiss you and if they do, they will be breaking the law. Similarly, it is also illegal for an employer to treat you differently from any other staff members because of the compensation claim.
When contacting our company, we will assign one of our experienced network of specialist solicitors based across the United Kingdom finding a solicitor that has experience in your unique type of case, and is as local to you as is possible. Part of the solicitor's duties is to ensure that they will advise you if you have been subject to an unfair dismissal and will include this as a consideration in the compensation negotiations.
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What Should I Do After An Accident At The Workplace?
After experiencing an accident at work, it is essential that you tell your employer or site manager that they make a record of the accident in an 'accident book'. If the injuries experienced are severe, such as suffering from a broken leg, then the employer needs to report the accident to the Health and Safety Executive or HSE.
If it is possible for you to do so, then we recommend you detail the contact information of any person who witnessed the accident if this information is not already available.
If you experienced an injury at work, then there is a chance that it occurred due to employer's negligence. We understand it can be challenging to tell whether the employer was at fault, but we recommend that you contact our trained legal advisors on 0808 164 9153 and discover whether or not you are eligible for any compensation claim. The call is free and you will not be pressured to pursue a compensation claim. The case could result in bringing safety issues to an employer's attention, so that alterations can be made to avoid other staff members being injured.
What Is The Employer's Duty Of Care?
All employers have a legal duty of care to their staff members. This means that the employer must take precautions and follow regulations to ensure you and other staff members remain safe at the workplace. If they have not followed these guidelines, then you may be eligible for a compensation claim and the employer is liable for your injury.
Employers need to provide you with the correct safety training and equipment, as well as performing regular risk assessments to ensure your workplace is setup to avoid accidents. Nonetheless, we acknowledge that it can be difficult to know who caused injuries. The best way to discover who caused an injury is to contact our advisors on 0808 164 9153. We will listen to your information on this free call, respond to your questions and help you understand the claim compensation procedure.