Accidents at work occur in all professions, across all sectors. It is true that some workplace accidents occur due to human error, and unfortunately cannot be avoided. That being said, what do you do if you suffer an accident at work and you believe someone else is to blame?
We take a close look at what to do following an accident at work, including how to take the first steps in claiming personal injury compensation.
What to do after an accident at work
Immediately following your accident at work, it is important to seek medical attention. Depending on the severity of your work-related injuries, it may be that your first aider can assist with your ailment or you need to seek urgent medical attention at your local Accident and Emergency department.
Once you have received appropriate medical attention, ensure that your workplace accident has been recorded officially. This includes informing management of the incident that occurred, and making sure that an incident report is completed.
After you have taken these initial steps, it is important to follow medical recovery advice. This may include time away from work, medication, or physiotherapy sessions, for example.
Claiming compensation for an accident at work
When you sustain an accident at work through no fault of your own, and you believe your employer is to blame, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm and distress you have endured.
During your working day, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. When they fail in this duty of care, they can be held liable for your occupational injury or illness.
If you do decide to go ahead and start a claim for compensation, by seeking medical attention and officially recording your work accident, you strengthen your case to claim.
Getting in touch after your accident at work
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. This helps us determine both where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim. From there we work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis, meaning our claimants are at no financial risk.
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our specialist, friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.