Will I lose my job if I make an injury claim?
Making an accident at work claim should not affect your job for the following reasons:
- Your employer is required by the law in the United Kingdom to have some form of mandatory insurance for the risk of injuries to employees like yourself
- Most employers often accept and expect employees to make a claim following an accident at work.
- Your employer cannot dismiss you simply for making an accident at work claim. If you do lose your job as a result of making a claim, you will have a case for unfair dismissal.
- You are doing your employer a service by making a claim. You work in a place where accidents can happen and by making a claim, you protect fellow employees from other accidents as your employer will have to take steps to reducing the danger.