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Reporting an injury in a workplace takes a toll on employees

April 24, 2012

An economic downturn or recession is the time when workers can feel so insecure and worried about their employment prospects that many of them are reluctant to record and report accidents in their workplace, whether they are industrial or in an office environment.

It is a very frightening fact that you hear stories of employees sustaining injuries, being burnt or scarred or even mildly or permanently disabled in one way or another as a result of accidents that have taken place in recent years. As the economy slows down work place safety somehow loses its priority.

The greatest concern from a human right’s point of view is that many people who are suffering the after effects of a workplace accident and it was not their fault dare not try to put in a compensation claim with their employer just in case they will lose their job.

The fact is that these injured workers might have received injuries to such an extent that it will have an effect on their personal lives, or when actually working or when trying to apply for another job later on.

Under British law, a person injured at work is allowed up to three years from the date of an accident to make a claim in court. This long period is in place to let those in a more difficult situation to brood over their choices before starting the ball rolling on claiming compensation.

Therefore, if you have been injured in a workplace accident in the last three years, and failed to claim any compensation due to pressure in the workplace your options are still open. If you feel unsure then you should make an appointment with Lamb & Co personal injury solicitors who understand the pressures put on you as a loyal worker but believe you should make a claim for compensation for injuries that were not your fault as you have a legal right to do so. We offer a “no win no fee” arrangement so if we win or lose the claim, you do not owe us a penny.

Claiming compensation is not just about you but it alerts the employer to do a risk assessment in the workplace so similar injuries do not take place in the future.