Accidents are common within the workplace and can be anything from a trip or fall to a more serious collision. There are a wide range of injuries which can result from an accident at work and it is important to know your rights. Your employer has an obligation to take care of your safety at work and if they fail to do this, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim in Portmeirion. There are some steps you should follow if you have an accident at work, prior to initiating your compensation claim.
Record accident details for your compensation claim in Portmeirion
If you have an accident at work, no matter how minor, you should always record the details in the company incident book. The information you record should include where and when the accident took place and who was involved. If you are considering making a compensation claim in Portmeirion in the future, this can be a good port of call for any information they may require relating to the incident. You should record as much information in the incident book as possible and take a note of any witnesses to the accident, as this is vital as part of the compensation claim process.
Report to supervisor
An incident or accident at work should always be reported to your line manager or supervisor, as they will be the person who will deal with the accident and take precautions to ensure it doesn’t happen again. You should let your supervisor know as much information as possible regarding the incident and they should inform you of the measures they will take to deal with it. Your supervisor should never shrug off an accident, no matter how minor it may seem and it is important that you retain all the information you need for your future compensation claim in Portmeirion.
Health and Safety Executive
If your injury is serious, such as one which left you with broken bones, you should inform the Health and Safety Executive, or ensure your employer does this. It is more common to report this when you have been off work for more than 7 days but it should really be reported at all times, especially if you are making a claim for compensation.
Whether your injury was minor or serious, you should get a hold of your medical records. These will be necessary as part of the compensation claim process and as such, are always worth having to hand. You can ask your GP for a copy of your medical records, or the hospital, if applicable. The more information you have on your accident, the better.
Accident Advice Helpline provide a specialised support service for those who have been injured at work and it was someone else’s fault. If you have been injured in the last three years, and would like to make a compensation claim in Portmeirion it is worthwhile speaking to an adviser to find out more about how we can help you claim the money you deserve. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th July 2013
Author: David Brown