What are my rights if I’m unemployed?

If a personal injury has hampered your ability to work or led to unemployment, there may be a way to make it right.

If a personal injury has hampered your ability to look for a job or, worse still, led to unemployment itself, there may be a way to make it right.

Nobody should have to suffer the consequences of an injury that wasn’t their fault, so we are here to help you whatever the circumstances of your working life if you’ve been involved in an accident.

Can I make a personal injury claim if I’m unemployed?

Whether you have been injured in a public place or a private setting like home, you do not need to be in employment to be able to make a claim.

The accident might have occurred because of poorly maintained public pathways or poorly installed appliances; if it feels wrong, it often doesn’t matter if you have a job when it comes to genuine claims for compensation.

Can I claim for an accident at work in my old job?

You might have suffered an accident at work in a previous job and it might be affecting your long-term chances of working to your full potential again. If this is the case and the accident happened in the last three years, you might have a right to claim.

To find out more, you can get free, impartial advice now on 0800 376 0150

Can I claim compensation for medical negligence if I don’t have a job?

As a patient, you have the right to feel safe and protected when you’re in supposedly good hands. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and we see instances of hospital negligence and misdiagnoses all the time.

Your employment situation does not affect your eligibility to make a claim if what happened to you was a result of neglect from professional medical or clinical staff. You can use our online claims checker to determine whether you have a case to raise with our Legal Support Advisors.

Can I make a claim if I’m receiving Unemployment Benefits?

If our advisors determine that you might have a case for compensation, they will pass you onto a qualified personal injury solicitor who will be local to you. They will be able to discuss your injuries and the details surrounding them in detail, such as their impact on your ability to work and how they might affect your rights to jobseeker’s allowance.

How much compensation will I get?

Your individual circumstances will determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to, but this cannot be decided until one of our personal injury lawyers has looked into your case in enough detail to fully understand the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life.

Can National Accident Helpline help with my claim?

Call us today to find out more about your eligibility to claim. We offer free and impartial advice on making a claim on a no win no fee basis and we won’t pressure you into progressing with anything.

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