If you’re in work, you’ll want to do all you can to hold on to your job. Trying to do the best job possible, impressing your bosses when you can and avoiding mistakes are all things you’ll want to do in order to retain your income, but what if something were to impair your ability to earn a regular wage?
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It may seem a little scary, but if you were to suffer an injury while working, there’s a chance that said injury may mean you have to take time off work in order to recover. In doing this, you may have to leave your job altogether, leaving you with little to live on other than statutory pay.
Accident at work claims are on the rise, partly because of, according to the NHS, the rising number of injuries. They claim that as many as 700,000 people alone were hospitalised in the past year due to head injuries, with approximately half that number suffering them while at work. Meanwhile, the total number of workplace injuries per year is over the one million mark.
Many more people who find themselves out of pocket as the result of workplace injuries and illnesses are starting to make accident at work claims. The main reason behind this is that there’s a growing realisation that it’s worthwhile doing something about suffering an accident and trying to protect personal finances.
People who make first4lawyers accident at work claims do so because the accident they’ve been involved in wasn’t their fault, and they feel claiming is the only option. A successful claim can help financially as well as provide a sense of justice.