Completing accident forms is sometimes necessary
Accident forms, frequently contained in an Accident Book, are a legal requirement in all workplaces and commercial premises. If any employee or visitor is injured in any way whilst on the premises, the incident must be properly recorded on these forms and reported to the Health & Safety Executive when required. Completing accident forms is therefore essential sometimes.
Completing accident forms at work
Every year people are killed and injured at work. The most common causes of serious injury at work are slips and trips and falls.
Employers are required by law to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This includes maintaining an accident book containing up-to-date accident forms. Furthermore, if an employee is unable to work for more than 7 days because of a work accident, this must be reported to the Health & Safety Executive under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).
Employers must keep a record of all work-related accidents, no matter how minor. If you suffer any sort of accident at work, an entry must be made using the appropriate accident forms detailing the date and description of your accident. These records exist to protect you, the employee. You can access them to help prove how your accident happened if you need to make a compensation claim for your injuries.
Accident forms at other premises
Health and safety laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small. Even if you are visiting premises as a member of the public, as a member of a club or a customer, any accident you suffer must still be recorded.
What do I need to know about completing accident forms?
You should read any entries made regarding your accident very carefully to make sure they are accurate before signing them. If your accident happened at work, make sure you complete the accident questionnaire, which your employer should give you following any accident in the work place. This gives you the opportunity to provide a full description in your own words of what happened, as well as recording all of the injuries you suffered.
What are my next steps?
If your accident happened in the last three years and you believe it was somebody else’s fault, we at Accident Advice Helpline can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Accident Advice Helpline is the one of UK’s most experienced personal injury specialist law firms. We’ve been in business since 2000 we have dealt with thousands of claims for accidents at work and at other locations. We will match your case with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors with experience relevant to your individual case. All our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so if you don’t win your claim, you pay nothing.
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