How to report safety issues at work, and claim accident at work compensation if something goes wrong
Whether you work in an office or a factory, reporting safety issues is key to ensuring that you are completely safe as you go about your day to day employment. Although your employer is likely to have done all they can to make your work environment safe for you and everyone else that works there, some issues may pop up out of nowhere, whilst others may have been missed.
If you come across a potential hazard, it is your job to report it to someone who can do something about it sooner rather than later, in order to avoid a more serious incident happening later on .
- Write it down. As soon as you see or experience a potential hazard in your workplace, write down what happened, where it was and what was involved. This will make it easier to report and then investigate so that the problem can be sorted out much more easily. It will also help you to remember everything, so that nothing is left out.
- Go to your direct manager. Speak to your direct manager first, to let them know what has happened and why you think that this occurred. Your direct manager is more likely to know the workplace well and be able to identify the problem more easily.
- Write a report. Many workplaces have written reporting for health and safety, and you should fill out a report every time you have something to report. If you do not have a report written down and something else goes wrong with the same issue, you cannot prove that you reported it in the first place.
- Go higher up. If you don’t feel that you have been listened to, or that something is being done about the problem, you should go straight to the higher up management without waiting. Leaving it too long could just lead to serious accidents.
You can claim Barnsley accident at work compensation against your employer
You can claim Barnsley accident at work compensation against your employer if you have told them about a hazard, they have ignored it and you have been injured because of it. You may even be able to claim Barnsley accident at work compensation if you can prove that your accident was caused by your employer’s negligence, even if you weren’t able to point it out in advance.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your claim more easily. Just call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to find out more about making a Barnsley accident at work compensation claim and get started. You will work with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve.