Can I make a work injury claim against my employer?
If it is your current employer that was negligent, this should not stop you from making a claim. We know that this can seem like a daunting idea and it is natural to worry about what it may mean for your future relationship with them. But starting an accident-at-work claim in the UK should not have any impact on your employment. You are also legally protected from being dismissed from your role.
Our role is to guide and support you through the claims process. This will include making sure that you are comfortable with everything – including your relationship with your current employer.
Do I have a work accident compensation claim?
To decide if you have a strong work accident compensation claim, we must consider the duty of care that your employer has to your health and safety at work. For a claim to be successful, you must prove that:
- You are/were an employee/subcontractor of the company or person at fault. This is not always as easy as it sounds – not least if you are employed through an agency.
- You suffered an injury. This may be complicated if your work accident aggravated a pre-existing medical problem, rather than causing an entirely new condition.
- There was a breach of duty.
- Your work accident occurred less than three years ago (though there are some exceptions).
In some cases, it may even be that you – but that its impact was worse due to poor training or equipment. To know for sure, please get in touch with our experts for a no-obligation consultation. You can call 020 3504 7554 or use our online contact form.