How Can I Sue My Employer?
Can I Sue My Employer For Stress Or Injury?
You might be interested in suing your employer for work-related illness, or for accidents. Both long-term and short-term instances of employer negligence deserve compensation, encompassing illnesses from depression to asbestosis, and accidents from falling from a great height to carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have been injured in the workplace during the course of your work you may be wondering whether you can sue your employer for financial compensation for the injuries and stress you have sustained.
So, can you sue your employer without losing your job? This is often the main concern facing employees who are considering suing their employer for financial compensation following an injury. How do I sue my employer and how can I sue my employer when I still have to go into my place of work on a daily basis? This article seeks to answer these questions by explaining the first steps you need to take towards suing your employer following an accident at work.
Arrange Medical Aid, Record The Details
Of course, the most important thing you need to do following an accident at work or if you have been subjected to stress at work is to have your injuries assessed by the on-site first aider and/or your GP or local Accident & Emergency department. This will not only ensure that you receive the correct course of treatment for your injuries but will also help to document the accident and the injuries you have sustained, which will be very useful evidence in any subsequent claim.
You should also make sure that, as soon after the accident as possible, you or a colleague complete an entry in the Work Accident Book giving full details of the accident, the injuries you sustained and any witnesses to the accident. Make sure you take down the name and role of any witnesses to your accident as this will also prove helpful when trying to establish liability against your employer.
Accidents At Work
Accidents at work are most commonly Slips, Trips and Falls, Injuries while Handling, Lifting Or Carrying and being Struck by a Moving Object. These are official categories in common use by the government's Health & Safety Executive, and form a large number of the accidents you will see at work.
Sometimes, it can feel as though an accident at work was your fault, especially if someone is trying to make you feel that way. It can be helpful to give yourself the space to think clearly about the incident in question, away from people who may not have your best interests at heart.
If there was a hazard, was it clearly marked out? Were appropriate efforts made to remove the hazard once your employer became aware of it? These are some of the things that might mean it was your employer's fault you got hurt. Get in touch and, if you have had an accident at work that was your employer's fault, our specialist solicitors can help get you the compensation you deserve.
Stress In The Workplace And Other Workplace Illnesses
One of the most common workplace illnesses is stress, which (together with anxiety and depression) makes up almost 40% of the million-plus cases of work-related illnesses. Stress can affect all aspects of your quality of life, and is a high priority of the government Health & Safety Executive.
As such a major example of work-related illness, it is enormously important that employers tackle stress wherever possible. Failure to appropriately deal with and mitigate stressful working situations and environments could be considered negligent.
Other workplace illnesses we deal with at Loyalty Law include long-term problems related to Hand Arm Vibration (such as vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome), Asbestos-related illnesses (such as asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening), and industrial deafness
Job Security Vs Job Safety
So, should you worry about losing your job if you are considering suing them for financial compensation following an accident at work or due to stress caused by your employer? The answer to this is no, you should not. Your employer has a duty to ensure that you are safe during your time at work and if you are injured due to some negligent act or omission on the part of your employer then you are entitled to sue for damages for the injuries you have sustained.
The law is designed to protect you. No employee should ever have to choose between job security and job safety, and that means no employer should ever try to force them to choose.
Choose A Specialist
If you wish to sue your employer for injuries you have sustained at work you should contact an expert personal injury solicitor who specialises in work accident claims. They will advise you on your chances of success in pursuing a claim and will give you tips and advice on how to communicate with your employer on a day to day basis whilst going through the process of suing your employer. Your solicitor will write to your employer setting out details of your claim and will, most likely, be put in touch with your employer’s insurance company with whom they will liaise from that point onwards.
If you have been injured in an accident at work and wish to sue your employer for stress or injury compensation, Loyalty Law’s expert work accident solicitors can help you sue for compensation. Call us free today on 0800 142 2775 and we will explain your legal rights to you (no cost and no obligation).
Why Choose Loyalty Law For Your Work Injury Claim?
All Loyalty Law solicitors are checked and vetted to ensure that they meet our criteria in the following ways:-
- Before they can start working for you, they are interviewed by our managing director, a solicitor himself (although no longer practising). He is quickly able to assess whether they have the legal skills needed, but also whether they are easy to speak with on the telephone and will give you the service that you deserve.
- At the end of every accident claim, we carry out an interview with each client to ensure that they have been completely satisfied with the service provided. This ensures that not only does the solicitor start off by providing an excellent service, but through continual feedback they continue to achieve the right levels of service for you. It means that people like you are constantly monitoring and providing feedback on the service and is one of the reasons why we believe that you should ask Loyalty Law to help you find the right solicitor.
Make A Quick Work Accident Claim Enquiry?
Why not make a free enquiry now by contacting us in one of the following ways to find out if and how much you can claim (no cost and no obligation to proceed, we are here to help):-
- Call us free on 0800 142 2775 between the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on Saturday and 8am to 5.30pm on Sunday; or
- Provide us with some details and one of our Loyalty Law solicitors will be in touch with you – make a Quick Enquiry now.
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