How to report an accident at work, and make an accident at work claim
You do not need to report every accident that happens at work, as some accidents may be the fault of the people involved in them, whilst others may be something that cannot have been predicted or prevented. However, it is important to report any accident which has come about because of a hazard which wasn’t reported, or which wasn’t yet known about. This will help your employer to remove this hazard, or put new measures into place to prevent anyone else from being injured. This will protect you from injury, and protect your company from having to pay out on an accident at work claim in Coatbridge.
- Write down the date and time. It is important that your employer has information such as the date and time of an event for their records, and to make a thorough report of what happened, how and when. Without this information you may not be able to make a thorough report, or a compensation claim if you want to.
- Write down exactly what happened. Even if you feel that you may have been doing something wrong at the time, you should still write down exactly what happened in this incident so that a real report can be taken down. If you lie and this is proven, it will call the validity of your report into question.
- Fill out any forms. Many companies will have accident report forms, and you should fill out one of these if you have an accident to report. This ensures that your report goes to the right place, and is seen by the right people so that something can be done.
- Speak to a manager. Don’t just fill out a report form, especially if you feel that the accident needs to be taken seriously. You should also take your report to management, so that they can do what needs to be done sooner rather than later.
Making an accident at work claim in Coatbridge
You can make an accident at work claim in Coatbridge yourself if you are injured at work, as long as you can prove that you were not at fault for what happened. The easiest way to make an accident at work claim in Coatbridge is through an experienced personal injury lawyer. They can work with you to put together a strong case for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can team you with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. These lawyers also work on your behalf, meaning that you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th August 2014
Author: David Brown