I had an accident at work. There wasn't really any negligence by the employer. I was with a difficult student and I overbalanced onto my hip and knee 8 months ago and am still in pain. The insurance company accepted the personal injury claim and now I have received a Common Law letter about a termination date. I have decided I want to try to get workers compensation as I am no better than I was prior to the fall. I have followed all medical instructions which includes doing more exercise which I do, but not without being in pain and cannot sleep (perhaps 3 hours night). It affects my work and lifestyle. The medication has made me dizzy, given me blurred vision and loss of balance. I am, therefore, on Tamaze and Codeine just to try to help me sleep but these are addictive. The legal company I spoke to says I cannot get compensation if it is not negligence by the employer! It was an accident at work. Am I entitled to compensation?