Work Accident - FAQs
Who will find out about my claim?
When you make a claim, it will only be those in a senior position that will be made aware of it. This should always be kept confidential and your colleagues do not need to know. Making a claim can sometimes feel awkward but it is a private matter and should not affect your working life.
Am I entitled to make a work claim?
If you have been injured at work due to the negligence of your employer or a colleague, you should be entitled to make a claim for personal injury. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that your working environment is safe, and that all equipment is fit for its purpose.
Here at Accidents Direct, we specialise in a wide variety of work accidents. This includes building and construction, factory and office claims. It doesn’t matter if you work for an agency or even if you are a contractor on a site, you are still entitled to claim.
All you need to do is provide us with the details of the accident and your injury, along with the details of your employer. We will assess the claim and provide you with the best possible advice before you speak to one of our Solicitors.
Will I lose my job?
If you are worried about making a claim against your employer, there is no need to feel this way. Most employers will have an insurance policy in place to cover accidents such as yours and in any case, you will be protected by Employment Law. If your employer does treat you any differently or decide to dismiss you, then you make a further claim for unfair dismissal.
One of our solicitors will be happy to discuss this with you further to put your mind at rest.
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