What to do if you have an Accident at Work, and How to Make an Accident at Work Claim
There are plenty of things you need to be doing if you have an accident at work. The first is to protect yourself, so that you are not further injured, don’t lose your job and so on. The second is to protect the other people around you, so that none of them fall foul of the same problems that you did, or are injured even worse than you were. If you have had a serious accident at work then you need to keep your wits about you for a time, so that you can do everything that needs to be done to clear up the situation. After this you can take some time off to relax and recover.
- Deal with your injuries. The first thing you must do is deal with your injuries, so that you can be sure that you are healthy and that your injuries are not going to be made worse, it is better to go to the hospital or a doctor and not need treatment, than not to go and to become worse later on. Head and spinal injuries, and any bleeding, should be taken seriously.
- Write everything down. Once you get back home, sit down and make a note of everything which contributed to your accident, making a special note of anything you think was wrong that led to your injury.
- Speak to management. If you think that something needs to be changed urgently, then call a meeting with management and explain exactly what happened to you, and how you feel that your accident could have been avoided. This is necessary to allow them to make changes sooner rather than later.
- Make a compensation claim. If you were seriously injured, and believe that your accident was the fault of someone else, or the company as a whole, you can make a compensation claim to help keep you afloat whilst you are recovering.
How to Make an Accident at Work Claim in Erskine
You can make an accident at work claim in Erskine if you have an accident at work which is not your fault. The easiest way to make an accident at work claim in Erskine is through an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will know the law better than you, and be able to help you to put together a great claim in Erskine which has a better chance of being successful.
Accident Advice Helpline provides advice and support regarding these claims, and can provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will work with you and on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 27th August 2014