What to do if you have an accident at work, including claiming industrial accident compensation in Knowsley
If you have had an accident at work, it can be hard to know what to do immediately afterwards, particularly if this is the first time you have had any serious accidents, let alone one at work.
You may be nervous about making a report of your accident, in case it annoys your employer and puts your job at risk, but this should absolutely not be the case, and will in fact help your employer to tighten up how things in the company are running.
There are a number of other things you can do as well, to help you to get over your accident as quickly as possible, and ensure that the same situation doesn’t happen to someone else in the future.
- Tell someone. Never keep your accident at work to yourself. Always make sure that you speak to someone as soon as you can to let them know what has happened to you. If you need to leave to go to a doctor or the hospital, the person that you told will be able to ensure that the problem is dealt with before anyone else gets hurt.
- Make a report. Whether or not you are able to return to work right away, you should find a way to file a report with your employer to let them know exactly what happened as you remember it. The sooner you do this the better, as your memory will be clearer right away.
- See a doctor. If you think that your accident was serious then you should go to your doctor and get a full medical assessment of your injuries, which you can then take to your employer as proof that you were badly injured and that something needs to be done. A medical certificate from your doctor will also help you to take time off work without question, and even claim compensation.
Claiming industrial accident compensation in Knowsley
Claiming industrial accident compensation in Knowsley can help you to get past your accident, both emotionally and financially. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with industrial accident compensation in Knowsley, and is able to team you with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, working on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the industrial accident compensation in Knowsley that you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 and the team will be more than happy to talk you through the process and help you to get your claim started. Remember that you need to get your claim processed within three years of your accident, so it is always better to start sooner rather than later.
Date Published: 30th September 2014
Author: David Brown