Will making a claim for an accident at work cause problems with my employer?
The basic answer is, no. It is against the law for an employer to take action against you or to sack you and you will have a claim against the employer if any attempt is made to do this.
It is the law that every company must have insurance to cover the company in the event a worker has an accident. Therefore, this insurance policy will pay the compensation and not the employer.
If you have an accident at work, you must report it to your employer as soon as possible. Your employer should have procedures in place to deal with the report of an accident and so the matter will be dealt with as part of these procedures and not as a personal issue between you and your employer.
Your employer should see the report of an accident as an opportunity to make the workplace a safer place for all the people that work there and so there should not be any repercussions for you if you have an accident and make a claim.
If you want to find out more about an accident at work and what to do afterwards, read our article here or call us on 0161 749 9000 (or click here to request a call back for a free, without obligation chat.