Contact or call us for free on 0800 342 3206
We'll talk through the details of your claim
Don't worry, we'll take care of everything
We'll work hard to secure you the compensation you deserve

Will I lose my job if I make a claim?

If you have had an accident at work that was your employer’s fault you may be thinking about making a claim for personal injury compensation but you may be put off as you are worried that you might lose your job if you make a claim.

In this article, we aim to address these concerns and explain what your rights are as an employee in this situation. As an employee you are entitled to make a compensation claim, your employer cannot dismiss you because you make a compensation claim against them this includes being forced to leave your job or being dismissed which could be deemed as unfair or constructive dismissal.

Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees whilst at work. Employers should work hard to ensure that they reduce the risk of accidents occurring to the lowest level practicable. If unfortunately, an accident does occur by law your employer must have employer’s liability insurance which will cover the cost of any claim made against them. If you wish to find out who your employer’s liability insurers are then there should be a certificate of insurance displayed in your place of work.

It is a legal requirement for them to have employer’s liability insurance and employers can face heavy fines if they do not have the insurance in place. When employees have an accident and make a compensation claim, the business is covered by employer’s liability insurance.


Will I lose my job if I make a compensation claim?

You are protected by law from unfair and constructive dismissal. Your employer cannot dismiss you on the basis that you have made a personal injury compensation claim for an accident that happened in the workplace that was not your fault. As mentioned you would be making a claim against their employer’s liability insurance, not them personally.

We have made many successful claims for employees and have real-life case studies of people who have been injured whilst at work and have gone on to secure settlements and whom have retained their jobs if their injuries have allowed them to do so.


At Jefferies, we deal with a wide range of types of accidents at work claims, including factory accidents, construction accidents and commercial kitchen accidents.

We recently were successful in securing £26,000 for a client who was injured at work after falling over a loose cobble in her workplace. Read more here.

Some other examples of settlements we have secured are below:

Accident at work victim awarded 5-figure settlement

Accident at work head injury


If you have been involved in an accident at work or any other kind of accident, we may be able to help you. Please get in touch with our solicitors on 0800 342 3206 or via this website. Start your compensation claim with Jefferies Solicitors today. You can either call us free or enquire online and one of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your potential personal injury claim in more detail, on an informal and confidential basis.