Accidents at Work

If your employee is injured at work and you pay them compensation, you do not have to report these payments or pay tax or National Insurance as long as certain conditions apply.

You do not have to report to HM Revenue & Customs or pay tax and National Insurance if:

  • The payment is in return for the employee’s agreement not to make a legal claim against you.
  • The employee is not automatically entitled to the payment under their employment contract.
  • You would have had to make the same payment to a member of the public under similar circumstances.
  • You and the employee discussed and negotiated appropriate compensation.
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Have you suffered an accident at work?

If you have been injured at work can prove that someone else (usually your employer) was at fault, you may be entitled to damages.

Your employer should have insurance to cover compensation claims.

How do I know if I have an accident at works claim?

If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions, you may have a viable compensation claim. Please contact us to evaluate your case.

  • Did you suffer an injury at work?
  • Were you involved in a car accident while on the job?
  • Do you work long hours?
  • Do you have a physically strenuous job?
  • Do you have pain or discomfort anywhere in your body?
  • Are you stressed or anxious?
  • Do you often cry due to stress or harassment at work?
  • Have you sought medical treatment for physical pain, stress, anxiety, depression, or high blood pressure?
  • Do you have a pre-existing injury that has gotten worse while working?
  • Has your employer failed to provide a comfortable chair or proper equipment?
  • Were you discriminated against or terminated after reporting an injury?

Having records of your accident will be useful if you make a claim for compensation or you need to claim benefits, including Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

You can have your accident recorded by reporting it at work and seeing a doctor.

It is also a good idea to:

  • Take photos of your injury and whatever caused your accident.
  • Make sure you have contact details for anyone who witnessed your accident.
  • Make notes about your accident as soon as possible – you can include drawings if they will help show what happened.
  • Ask any witnesses to make notes and share them with you.

Contact Us To Evaluate Your Case!