Accidents at work can take on many forms. They can be caused by defective equipment such as tools and machinery or even office chairs, the layout of a workplace or the nature of the work. Employers have a duty to protect their employees from work related injuries, when this protection fails or is missing then legal action can be taken.
If you feel you have been involved in an incident at work then please follow these simple steps:
Report – Report to your manager, supervisor or foreman and fill in the Accident Book, the sooner your employers are informed the sooner they can acknowledge the incident.
Evidence – Make sure you take note of how the accident occurred. If there were witnesses, get their names and addresses. If you have a camera or a mobile phone, take photographs which show how the accident was caused.
Treatment – You must seek medical help as soon as possible after the accident. If your injuries are severe, attend hospital or if they are minor, make an appointment with your GP. The sooner you seek treatment, the more chance you have of making a full recovery. This will also provide important evidence of the injuries you sustained.
Contact us – When you have been in an accident your first concern will be receiving treatment for your injuries. At this time you can also be bombarded with promises of recovering compensation. It is important that you chose the right people to advise you on what to do.
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