An injury at work can be very traumatic. After all, you work with the same people every day for years of your life. But we can support your claim.
What to do if you know who is to blame for an accident at work, and when to make an injury claim
If you are working with someone who you know has caused an accident at work, you probably should tell someone about what has happened so that this person can be appropriately disciplined. However, if you are working as part of a strong team you may feel close to this person, and the last thing you want to do is to harm them in any way by giving them up to the boss.
On the other hand, if you choose to say nothing, and then the same things happens again in the future, you could be to blame for someone getting badly injured. Here are some things that you could do in this situation.
- Get evidence. It is all well and good knowing who is to blame for an accident, but if you can’t prove it at all then you won’t necessarily be able to get anyone to listen to you or take action. Think about whatever you could do to have your claims taken seriously and try to gather this evidence before you speak to anyone.
- Speak to your employer. Let your employer know as soon as possible who is to blame for a serious accident, to give them the chance to speak to this person and ensure that this will never happen again, one way or another.
- File an accident report. If it is you that has been injured by the negligence of this other person, you should file an accident report in which you state exactly what happened as you see it. This way you will be able to let your employer know who was at fault for your accident, without having to make a big deal out of it by talking about them separately.
- Speak to the person direct. This will not always be the best way for you to go about things, but if you think that it might help you can talk to the person direct and try to get them to go to your employer with this information.
Making an injury claim in Aberdeen
You should think carefully about whether to make an injury claim in Aberdeen against your employer, as you may worry that it can seriously affect your relationship with them, as well as making it more difficult for you to go into work every day. But we deal with thousands of accident claims every year and we know how to make the process smooth and stress-free for you. Remember that you are likely to be claiming against your employer’s insurer, rather than your employer directly.
You may be entitled to an injury claim in Aberdeen if you have been part of an accident which was your employer’s fault, or the fault of someone else that you work with, and if this is the case, an injury claim in Aberdeen will help you to pay for medical bills and other expenses. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about the claims process and decide whether or not you want to make a claim of your own.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown