What if I have a finger injury claim in St Johns Wood?
You may read about very severe finger injury claims in St Johns Wood in the newspapers, and hear about them on the news. The loss of a finger or fingers can be life changing, and a lot of the severe accidents happen in the workplace because employers have not put enough health and safety procedures in place.
What if it was my employer’s fault that I had an injury claim in St Johns Wood?
Your employer has a legal duty to protect his staff, and tell them about health and safety procedures at work. This can be done directly to you, or through a health and safety representative.
The employer should report certain type of accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and if you are involved in the accident and you suspect they have not reported it, you should do so yourself. It may not be necessary to report a finger injury, but the accidents that should be reported are
- Dangerous incidents like the collapse of scaffolding or a wall
- People being overcome by fumes from gasses or chemicals
- Any other injury that stops you doing your work for more than three day
- Industrial illness or disease
- Major injuries, broken arms, legs loss of fingers
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 claim in St Johns Wood should be recorded in the accident book.
Getting help with your personal injury compensation claim in St Johns Wood
If your finger injury 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 accident. Not just for the pain and suffering you will have, but also for:
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs
- Any other extra expenses that have only been incurred because of the accident
- Loss of earnings
- Anxiety and stress
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are experts in dealing with workplace related injury claims, we have dealt with many thousands over the last thirteen 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 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers to discuss your case and put your claim into motion. Or you could try the 30-second test on our website.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown