Making sure you report your accident claim if you are considering claiming
Are you thinking about claiming for accident expenses in the Isles of Scilly? If so, it is obviously important that you handle everything correctly. This is even more so the case when it comes to workplace incidents. After all, the last thing you want is to cause friction with your employer. Of course if he or she is at fault for your injuries you are more than within your right to demand compensation. However, if you do not handle the process correctly, it can make it more complicated and drawn out than necessary, which is the last thing anyone wants.
One thing you need to make sure you do is report the accident to your employer or your safety representative if you have one. There are two reasons why this is the case, which are explained below…
The accident needs to be recorded in your employer’s ‘accident book’
All companies are required to have an accident book by law. In this book they must record all accidents that have happened in the workplace, irrespective of how major or minor they may be. It is vital to inform your employer or safety representative of your incident and make sure they record it in the accident book so you don’t run into potential hurdles later down the line.
Your employer needs to inform the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local authority
Aside from this, it is also likely that your employer will need to inform the local HSE of the incident that occurred. Therefore, you also must report the incident for this reason.
Once you have reported your accident correctly you can then begin the process of claiming for accident expenses in the Isles of Scilly. In order to do this, simply get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our contact details are below. We are one of the country’s leading law firms. We are sure you will be more than happy with the service we provide.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to begin claiming for accident expenses in the Isles of Scilly
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30 second test on our website before you start claiming for accident expenses in the Isles of Scilly. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim. Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 15th November 2014
Author: David Brown