What to do if you are injured at work in Dumfries and Galloway
Starting a new job is nerve-wracking enough, let alone having to deal with something going wrong in the first few weeks. This could mean that you have to adapt or may even lose your job. If you are injured at work in Dumfries and Galloway during your first few weeks, you may find that you are not able to do the job for a while. The company may take issue with you for having this problem in the first place. Your employer is not allowed to fire you for being injured, especially if the accident was their fault. However, this problem can put them under pressure, and may not make you the most popular person. Here are some ways to cope with the situation.
See your doctor
You should get to your doctor as soon as possible. They can look you over and give you a formal diagnosis. Any doctor should also be able to give you a medical certificate if you are not fit to work after your accident, and this will further back up your claims.
Speak to your employer
You should speak to your employer face to face, or over the phone if you are not able to get into your workplace, and explain exactly what happened. You should describe what your injuries are and when you expect to return to work. You can follow up this conversation with an email, which you should then keep a copyof to prove that you have had this correspondence.
Find out what your rights are when you have been injured at work in Dumfries and Galloway
If your employer was in any way to blame for your accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about losing your job. This is particularly relevant if you are not able to make it into work for a little while. Your employer will be more concerned with ensuring that they are in the clear, and should work with you to resolve the situation.
If you have to leave your job because of an accident and resulting injuries, you may want to make a claim when you have been injured at work in Dumfries and Galloway, against your company.
You will need evidence which proves that your accident was the fault of the company rather than any fault of your own. You will want an experienced lawyer representing you, so that the accident at work claim has more chance of being successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to give the team all the information you have about the accident as it happened. You can find out whether they think you have a good chance of making a successful accident at work claim.
Date Published: 30th August 2014
Author: David Brown