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Will I lose my job after an accident at work claim?

Will I lose my job after an accident at work claim?
Some people are put off from making a claim for an accident at work out of the fear that they will lose their job. It is however illegal for your employer to dismiss you on the basis of you making a claim for an accident at work.

All companies have employer’s liability insurance, which is there to pay for worker injury claims. Your claim will be against your employer’s insurance company,  not your employer.

Can my employer treat me differently?
Your employer cannot treat you differently in the workplace if you’re making a claim against them.  If they dismiss you it could be possible to make an unfair dismissal claim.

What are my employer’s legal responsibilities?
Your employer is legally required to implement the appropriate measures to keep you safe from injury at work.  This means they must :

  • Provide a safe workplace and competent colleagues
  • Give health and safety training
  • Provide proper protective clothing
  • Keep machinery and equipment properly maintained.

If an employee is injured they should report the incident in the company accident book, and receive sick pay if applicable.  They also have the right to seek to make a compensation claim.

Who pays my compensation?
It is important to remember that all employers, regardless of the size of the company, are legally obliged to have insurance in place to cover any potential compensation payment. Compensation for an accident at work is therefore paid for by the insurance company and not directly from the employer.

If the company that you worked for has ceased trading, and is in administration or liquidation, it is still possible to make a claim against them, this will be dealt with by the insurers at the time of the accident.

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Gloria Langton, Thirsk.

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father, whilst he was ill, was also very much appreciated. I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services."

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Mr Cawthon, Copmanthorpe.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

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“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

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“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

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Kevin Ashton, Huntington.

“Thank you for the cheque for £19,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner in which you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitor's job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

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“Just to update you. The cheque has arrived. Many thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring things to a positive conclusion. It was refreshingly straight forward and easy to work with you during a challenging time for us all. Thanks for your empathy, help and support.”

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"I have to say the service provided by you was excellent, being able to keep in contact and have that professional support is not something we often see and from my experience not a service provided by all solicitors. The last 12 months have been difficult but having your support has made the journey easier. Please pass on our thanks to Howard."

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"Thanks to you and your staff for all your work and time you have given our case. Thank you for your service and I would recommend your company to anyone who asked."

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