What if I have a finger injury in Manchester?
You will often read about a very severe figure injury in Manchester in the newspapers or hear about them on the news. The loss of a finger or fingers can be life changing. A lot of the severe accidents in this category happen in the workplace because employers have not put enough health and safety procedures in place, or have failed to adhere to them.
Your employer’s fault for a finger injury in Manchester
Your employer has a legal duty to protect their staff and tell them about all health and safety procedures at work. This can be done directly to you or through a member of staff who is the health and safety representative. It is quite often done by giving each employee a written copy of the health and safety policy of the employer.
Reporting accidents in the workplace
The employer should report certain type of accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If you are involved in the accident and you suspect that they have not reported it, you should do so yourself. It may not be necessary to report a finger injury in Manchester, but the accidents that should be reported are:
- Major injuries including broken limbs and loss of fingers;
- Dangerous incidents like the collapse of scaffolding or a wall;
- People being overcome by fumes from gasses or chemicals; and
- Any other injury that stops you doing your work for more than three days.
Recording accidents in the workplace
Every employer should keep an accident book to record all accidents, no matter how minor they may be. The purpose of this is mainly for the employees, in case they need a detailed record at a later date of their accidents at work, but it is also useful for the employers to see what accidents have taken place as they may be able to take further steps to prevent the same thing happening again. Your finger injury in Manchester should be recorded in the accident book of your employer.
Getting help with your personal injury compensation claim for your finger injury in Manchester
If your finger injury in Manchester happened at work, and it was the fault of your employer or a work colleague, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim for your injuries — not just for the pain and suffering you will have, but also for:
- Loss of earnings;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Medical expenses;
- Travel costs; and
- Any other extra expenses that have only been incurred because of the accident.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are experts in dealing with workplace-related injury claims; we have dealt with many thousands over the last 15 years and have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in getting a fair deal for you quickly and efficiently.
If you have had an accident at work, contact us on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisors to discuss your case and put your claim into motion. Alternatively, you could try the 30-second test on our website. This will give you some insight into what your expectations should be regarding a compensation payout.