Could I Lose My Job If I Claim Against My Employer?
If you are injured or hurt in an accident at work which is the fault of someone else then you are fully entitled to claim compensation. Many people, however, hesitate to make this kind of claim because they worry about the effect it may have on their employment status. Basically, they fear that making a claim may result in them losing their job. Whilst it may seem natural to worry in this manner, there really is no need.
Remember: your employer has a duty of care toward you. It is their responsibility to ensure that the workplace is a safe place, and if they fail in this duty then you have every right make a compensation claim.
Sacking somebody because they make a personal injury claim is actually against Employment Law, and, if an employer chooses to go down this route, then you'll be in the position to make another claim for unfair dismissal.
Don't forget - an employer should have insurance to cover the cost of compensation claims, so you are not taking money directly out of their pockets. It is the insurance company that will be paying, not your boss, so any idea that a claim will have a detrimental effect upon your workplace, for you or your colleagues, can be dismissed out of hand.
- A work accident, like an accident anywhere, means that you are entitled to make a claim.
- Sacking someone for claiming compensation is against the law.
- Your employer won't be paying the compensation you receive, their insurers will.
- By bringing the circumstances of your accident to your employers' attention, you may in fact be saving them the cost and trouble of any future claims.
If you're still worried, or uncertain about the course of action you wish to take, then call us on 0808 115 1073 (or fill in the form at the top of this page) to discuss the details of your case and get our expert advice and reassurance.