Would you know what to do if you had an accident at work? Last financial year, this happened to be around 629,000 people – and it could be you, one day.
Getting injured at work could cause you some major problems, one of them being that you might not be able to go back to work for a while, which puts you at risk of losing pay.
Fortunately, since your employer has a duty to ensure you have a safe working environment, you could put in a claim against them for compensation. An accident lawyer in Thurrock could help you if you decide to do this – but there are other things to take care of before you make that call.
What to do if you have an accident at work
The following procedures are essential, and could help you with your claim through an accident lawyer in Thurrock, because they constitute evidence of what happened to you.
1) As soon as possible, report the accident and injury to your manager or supervisor. They will enter the details of what happened to you into the accident book. Make sure you read the entry carefully – and only sign if you agree with the description.
2) Tell your union representative about the accident, if you’re a union member.
3) Complete an accident questionnaire as soon as you can. This should be given to you by your supervisor or manager, and it enables you to describe what happened. You can record all your injuries in this. Provide as much detail as you can.
4) Help your manager with their investigation. They will be obliged to conduct a thorough investigation into your accident, so make sure you tell them everything they need to know about it.
There will be more for your manager to do, but these are the main areas that will be the most relevant to you following an accident. If you take time off work, make sure you tell your manager that it is because of the accident, because if you’re absent for three or more days, they will have to report it to the Health and Safety Executive.
Contact an accident lawyer in Thurrock
Once you’ve taken care of the above, why not call Accident Advice Helpline and begin your claim with an accident lawyer in Thurrock?
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and talk to an advisor straight away. Our hotline is open 24/7, so you can ring up whenever you want – and if there’s no answer, just leave a message and someone will call you back.
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor.
If you’re eligible to claim, you could be awarded a payout.
All our lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, and our law firm is endorsed by Esther Rantzen. Why not call us now and get started?
Date Published: 27th November 2014
Author: David Brown