Accidents at work are not uncommon, despite all the health and safety precautions and when accidents do result in an injury, you need specialist legal advice to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
People injured as a result of accidents at work or working conditions are legally entitled to compensation from the employer’s insurance for their injuries and loss of earnings even if they have left the company.
You are completely protected by law when making a personal injury claim after suffering an accident at work. This is because it is illegal for an employer to terminate your employment if you make a claim for compensation after an injury caused by your working environment.
The time limit for claiming compensation for an accident at work in the UK is three years from the date of the accident or when you discovered the injury was caused by the accident.
It is unfortunate that despite best efforts in health and safety accidents at work can still happen.