Have you been unfortunate enough to suffer an accident at work?
Accidents in the workplace can be debilitating, frightening and potentially life-threatening events. With so many different types of accidents at work, there’s always been the on-going assumption that they’re not a big deal.
As anyone who has suffered a mildly life changing accident at work, to a life threatening or changing one will tell you, they’re not no big deal.
Actually the complications of an accident at work on your life as a whole can be the most terrifying and frightening part of the ordeal.
The idea that you might get into trouble if you make a claim to get money back that you lost due to time off work, complications such as needing therapy of some kind, whether psychological or physical and a whole host of other issues.
One of these issues, is rightly;
“Why should I have to go through this and suffer in silence? I deserve to receive some kind of compensation for what I’ve had to go through, through no fault of my own.”
While it’s a nice gesture to send a get well soon card, or some flowers or the like, it doesn’t make up for what you’ve gone through or what you are still going through. Unless someone is living that, they can’t know what it’s like.
Fortunately for people thinking about making a claim, employers are required to have insurance that means if an accident does happen, someone making a claim isn’t going to bankrupt them personally.
If for some reason your boss, a manager or a co-worker gets funny about you making a claim and starts to harass you in various ways, you can report this to both the police and your solicitors. The appropriate actions will be taken, you losing your job over a claim should not happen. In rare cases where this has happened, people have received huge amounts of monetary recompense because unfair dismissal is illegal.
Funding an accident at work claim is easier today than in times gone by, with no win no fee solicitors at every direction you turn this couldn’t be something you could go wrong by doing.
Truthfully with all the accidents that do happen in workplaces, there will be people who have had it worse, or just as bad as you in some way and people who have made successful claims who had far less serious accidents and issues after the event.
If you have suffered an accident at work it pays to know your rights, and you do have the right to make a claim by law. It also helps to contact the right solicitors, a solicitors practice that specialises in personal injury is often the best bet.