How to prevent further accidents at work after an accident, and when to claim accident at work compensation
If an accident has already happened at work, and an employee has been badly injured, you should be doing what you can to deal with that situation first, ensuring that the employee is safe and healthy now, and that you have done what you can to heal the situation and make it right on behalf of the company.
After this, you should really be looking into why the accident happened, and what could have been done to prevent it, as well as what can be done now to prevent it happening again. You should never just leave the situation alone and hope that it doesn’t happen again, as this will be considered negligence if anyone else does have an accident.
- Find out the cause. You need to investigate exactly what happened so that you can work out the cause. If it was the employee then you can probably chalk up the accident to human error, but let others know not to make the same mistake. If it is anything else then this needs to be dealt with.
- Speak to your employees. Let everyone in the team know exactly what happened and what the cause was so that they are able to avoid having a similar accident later on. Even if the injured party was partly at fault, other members of the team should know what they did and that they shouldn’t do the same thing.
- Don’t offer special treatment. Unless the injured party has a legitimate claim for compensation, you shouldn’t offer them a payout or any special treatment for their injury. If you do this you risk other employees having the same idea and causing chaos in the office in the following weeks and months.
- Fix the problem. If there is a problem that you were at fault for, this needs to be fixed as a priority. If it is a piece of machinery, for example, you shouldn’t let your employees use this machinery until it is repaired or replaced.
If you are an employee who has been injured at work, you may be able to claim accident at work compensation in Christchurch from your employer to pay for your medical bills and keep you afloat financially whilst you are trying to recover from your injuries.
However, you don’t want to try to claim accident at work compensation in Christchurch if you aren’t certain that your claim will be successful, as this could be expensive and time-consuming for you, so you should call Accident Advice Helpline first on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
The team can then provide you with an experienced injury lawyer who will be happy to represent you in your claim for accident at work compensation in Christchurch.