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Could I Lose My Job if I Make an Accident Claim?

It is understandable that many employees worry they will lose their jobs if they make a claim for compensation after an accident at work – however this is very unlikely. If you were to lose your job as a result, this could amount to unfair dismissal and so your employer is unlikely to act in this way. It is important to know that where you have suffered an injury that was your employer’s fault, it is your legal right to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss.

You are also protected if you suffer any other form of detriment at work as a result of bringing an accident claim. Detriment includes denial of training opportunities, demeaning or humiliating comments or discriminatory treatment in comparison to your colleagues.

At Jones Whyte Law, our highly experienced personal injury lawyers routinely deal with employees who have suffered an injury while at work. We are here to reassure you and protect your rights throughout. Contact us today to discuss your situation with our approachable solicitors.

Your Employer’s Legal Duty

Your employer has a duty to take all reasonable steps to ensure that there are adequate health and safety provisions in place at work. This includes providing suitable training and protective equipment, and maintaining the workplace or site and equipment in good condition. Your employer must also have Employers’ Liability Insurance, which covers the cost of compensation claims resulting from an employee’s injury. So it is your employer’s insurance company that will pay out, not your employer.

For an accident claim to be successful, it is up to you and your legal team to prove that your employer acted negligently. Negligence is a complex area of law, which requires strict criteria to be met. For your best chance of success, you should seek expert accident claim legal advice and representation. When you contact Jones Whyte Law, our personal injury solicitors will explain the compensation claim process to you clearly so you know exactly what to expect.

Why Claim Compensation after an Accident at Work?

We understand you may be anxious about what might happen to your job if you take legal action against your employer. However, an award intends to compensate you for the pain and suffering, and the financial loss you have incurred and will continue to incur, including for time off work, medical costs, travel expenses and adaptions made to your home. Making a claim will also get you the answers to how and why the accident occurred, and will compel your employer to review their health and safety procedures so that this does not happen again.

Contact Our Accident Claim Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

If you are considering making an accident claim, the solicitors at Jones Whyte can help. We have years of experience of assisting people in exactly your position. Contact us to discuss your options We operate throughout Scotland, and offer an open-door policy and legal services tailored to your needs and budget. 01413751222 Call our Glasgow head office on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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