Your Employment Rights
Whenever we speak to a new client about an accident at work there are two questions that we get asked time and time again:-
- Will I get sacked if I make a claim? and
- How much do you think I might get?
The answer to the first question is a straightforward one. Your employment rights are protected by law and your employer cannot sack you for bringing a compensation claim should be suffer an accident while at work. If they do try to dismiss you, or even if they suggest that they may do so should a claim be submitted, then you will be able to bring a separate employment claim against them.
Thankfully most employers know this and they are not foolish enough to make what may be a bad situation even worse. While it may be a big issue for you personally and something that is quite possibly giving you sleepless nights – do I claim against my employer or don’t I? – the fact is that it will not be your employer themselves paying out your rightful award but rather their insurance company. Think of it like a car accident, your employer has what is known as employer liability insurance in the exact same way as a car driver has motor insurance. Obviously no one wants to have a bump in their car but equally when you do, provided no one is seriously hurt, you simply accept that these things happen and that your premium will no doubt go up a little next year until you get your no claims bonus built back up again. An accident at work claim is no different, if anything it can help to ensure that your employers tighten up their health and safety to stop the same thing from happening again.
As for the second question, how much might I get, give us a call or complete one of our enquiry forms and let us work that out for you too.
Free Legal Advice
If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for a personal injury sustained in the armed forces, then call our personal injury claims team for free for no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition, talk to you about what’s happened and can tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation or not.
Call us 24/7 on 0800 028 2060.