Could I lose my job?
Suffered an injury at work that was not your fault? If you have, you may be eligible to make work accident claims and seek compensation for the injuries and losses that you have suffered. In the UK, a large number of people are put off making compensation claims for injuries sustained at the workplace because they fear that they may receive unfavourable treatment and may also be dismissed from their job.
According to UK law, if you have suffered personal injury at work due to the negligence of your employer, you have the legal rights to make work accident claims and seek the compensation that you are entitled to.
By law, all employers are required to take out insurance policies for these kinds of purposes. It will be the company’s insurance company and not your employer who will be liable to pay compensation if work accident claims for compensation are made. But, there are still many people who worry about the consequences they would have to face if they make work accident claims.
So, is my job at risk for making work accident claims?
The answer is no. You cannot be dismissed from work for making accident at work claims. If you were dismissed for the reason of making an accident at work claim, it is not justifiable and can amount to unlawful discrimination and unfair dismissal which is illegal.
A number of employees also fear that making claims may cause financial problems for their employer especially when the business is a small one. You must remember that employers have liability insurance which covers the costs for claims made against the company. This means that your employer will not be liable to bear any costs associated with the claim. It will be your employer’s insurance company who will pay you compensation for the pain and losses that you have suffered due to the negligence of your employer.