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What are your next steps following an accident at work?

So, you have been involved in an accident at work.  You are injured, signed off work and feeling very vulnerable.  Chances are you are concerned about what you should do next.  You feel let down by your employer but are scared to file a claim against them for fear of being fired or being treated differently.

Firstly, if you have been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault then you are entitled to make a claim.  It is time to stop thinking about others and start to worry about the impact that the accident at work has had on your life.  You should not be suffering due to someone else’s negligence. 

Secondly, if you make a claim against your employer you are actually making the claim against their insurer.  It is the duty of your employer to make sure that they have insurance against such accidents.  Much the same as if you were to buy a car.  You take out insurance to protect you against such accidents.

No place is 100% accident proof and sadly accidents at work do happen.  But when it happens to you it is a different story.  You start to worry about taking time off work, what your employers may think and if your boss might start to treat you differently.  Your employer can’t fire you or allow your claim to affect the way that you are treated at work.  It is against the law and this would be seen as unfair dismissal.

If you have had an accident at work then you may find that speaking to your boss about you claim will help. Open routes of communication can really help to ease any confusion that may occur.  After all, you are claiming to receive compensation for the impact and affect that it has had on your life.  This could be changes that are made to your daily life, your rehabilitation and the loss of earnings you may be facing for having to take time off from work.

At Priority Legal it is our job to make sure that you get the right level of compensation for your injury.  We make it our role to understand your claim, get to the heart of the case and to seek the highest amount of compensation that we can, whatever the circumstances.

More information is available on our website. Get in touch with us today. 

Written by Michael Louis for Priority Legal.

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