How to Report an Accident at Work and When to Find a Law Firm
If you have been hurt in the workplace in Worthing, it is most likely that you will need to make a report. In some cases, where the accident has been fairly minor, and was entirely your fault, you may not feel the need to report the accident, but many business places will still require you to make the report, as it helps them to decide whether something needs to be done or not. If you don’t report an accident, and then the same accident happens again under the same circumstances, the company could be dealing with a bigger problem that they should have known about from the start.
- Speak to your manager. Before you put anything in writing or go any higher in the chain of command, simply let your manager know face to face what has happened and that you need to make a report. Your manager should know the correct reporting procedure and be able to help you through this.
- Write everything down. Try to sit down and write out everything that happened as you remember it, including the details that led up to your accident. It is likely that your memory will become clouded after a day or two, so writing this down as soon as possible is critical.
- Find out the accident procedure. You may have been given a copy of this when you started but, if you are unsure, speak to someone in management to find out exactly what the procedure is so that you don’t miss any steps and accidentally file an incomplete report.
- Go higher up. If you feel that your report has largely been ignored and that nothing is being done to correct the problem, go higher up and speak to the general manager about the problem, to see if you can get something done.
Claiming after being hurt in the workplace in Worthing
If you were hurt in the workplace in Worthing and your accident was definitely caused by the negligence of the company, a law firm in Worthing can help you to make a claim for compensation. A law firm in Worthing will help you to gather evidence and provide you with a lawyer who can handle your claim, leaving you to deal with the practicalities of making a claim and recovering from your injury.
If you cannot find a good law firm in Worthing then you may be able to make a claim through Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. The helpline can talk you through your accident and the claims process, and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do you will be passed over to an in house experienced and professional injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown