Your place of work should be one of the safest places you can be. Every process and basic human need is adhered to and there are countless laws and regulations to make the environment around you safe. Unfortunately this is not always the case.
Although there are regulations in place it doesn’t always account for other factors such as careless colleagues. Having an accident in work in Stoke on Trent doesn’t need to be a long winded and dreaded process. If you know what you need to do it will be as painless as possible.
As soon as your accident in work in Stoke on Trent happens your employer will immediately buck their ideas up. They will do anything to start clearing up the mess or covering their tracks. So you need to act before they do. As best as you can you need to have photographic evidence of the scene where your accident happened. Pictures of the hazard that caused it and snapshots of your injuries and the after effects.
A great snapshot you can get if possible are images of anyone present at the time who may later state they weren’t there. It isn’t nice to think about but a lot of people may say or do what they can to keep out of trouble.
Claiming Your Accident In The Workplace In Stoke On Trent
As soon as possible a claim needs to be made against your employer for allowing this to happen to you. After all of their preliminary accident forms and procedures they need to go through you can move forward. If you do fill out a form insist that you have a copy of it. This is something that can help build your case. Along with this you can use the photographs you took of the scene and any witness statements as well giving evidence that you were not to blame for the accident. With all of these pieces your case will begin to look like a strong one despite any internal efforts to cover it up.
Just because you have had an accident at work doesn’t mean you should have to feel guilty about it and don’t let your employer tell you that. If you need some advice or help in making your claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown