Accidents At Work Guide

Will I Get Paid Time Off After An Accident At Work?

Depending on the terms of your contract of employment, you may receive paid time off after an accident at work. Even if you don’t receive any paid time off, we’ll work hard to make sure that your compensation takes into account your lost earnings.

You may also be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay, although this is only paid by your employer for 28 weeks and often won’t match your original wage. As such, it’s vital to begin your claim as soon as you can. We might be able to secure you interim compensation payments, which can help pay for medical treatment and specialist equipment before your case has finished.

There are a number of benefits that could help you and your family if you’ve been in an accident, depending on the nature and severity of your injury. Our team can advise you on your eligibility for these and have links with charities that may be able to support you. Available benefits include:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Guardian’s Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

If your injuries have left you unable to return to work, we could help you claim compensation for any future loss of earnings and the costs of vocational rehabilitation and re-training.

What If I Have A Workplace Pension, Or An Insurance Policy To Cover Not Being Able To Work?

If you have a workplace pension or an insurance policy, you should make use of it. This won’t have an impact on your compensation claim.

Employment Law Advice

We have dedicated employment lawyers who can advise you on your rights after an accident at work. Please phone 0800 056 4110 to speak to one of our legal advisers and begin your claim.

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