If you were injured in an accident but left the employer responsible for the accident before starting an accident at work claim, are you then prevented from starting a claim after you’ve gone?

There is nothing to stop you from starting a claim against your former employer once you have left the company. It will help if you take the recommended steps following the accident.

To recap, we advised that following an accident, you should:

  1. Report the accident to your employers when it happens and follow any procedures laid out in the company handbook.
  2. Seek appropriate medical attention immediately after the accident and follow it up with further consultations with your GP or other medical advisers as required.
  3. Get the details of any witnesses to the accident.

Sometimes employees feel more comfortable starting an accident at work claim once they no longer have to work at the company.