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I told my employers that I intended to finish work. Then, four weeks before I was due to leave, I had an accident when one of the castors came off my office chair and I had to be taken to hospital. I returned to work a fortnight later but was told to finish with immediate effect. Although they are giving me notice pay I feel I may have a case for compensation.

If you had already handed in your notice you won’t be able to claim compensation for your dismissal as long as they are paying notice pay. However you should ask a solicitor specialising in personal injury cases to investigate whether you have a claim against the firm for negligence. This is likely to centre on whether your employers knew, or ought to have known, that the castor was loose.

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