Could my job be at risk?
Losing your job is one of the biggest concerns people have when making a work accident compensation claim.
Employers are required by law to take out employee liability insurance to protect their employees in the event of an accident in the workplace. If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident at work that wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Making an accident claim should not affect your employment status. Most people are led to believe they are claiming directly from the company but in reality they actually claim from the company insurance scheme. At Claim National we have a wealth of experience in both personal injury and employment law so rest assured you are in capable hands.
However, making a claim can be stressful enough, additional to your pain and suffering, and so the thought of losing your livelihood on top of all of this can be extremely off putting in regards to making a claim. Therefore, it is important that you understand where your compensation will be coming from. Your employer will continuously be paying tax into an insurance policy, of which your compensation will be deducted from of you decide to make a claim following your injury. There are many reasons why your employment status shouldn’t be affected by making a claim, which includes:
- Your employer is required by law to have some form of mandatory insurance to cover any injuries that staff may obtain in the workplace
- Most employers accept employees making a claim after an accident at work
- It is expected for employees to make a claim following an accident at work
- If you do lose your job after making a claim, you can make a case for unfair dismissal
- You are protecting fellow employees from having an injury at work