Accidents at work should never happen – but unfortunately, despite industries of all types being made completely aware of health and safety issues, and being told what the consequences of workplace accidents can be, these incidents are still all too common.
Injury solicitors in Bedfordshire might be able to help you in some ways, but Accident Advice Helpline can help you in all ways, and we are happy to cover the Bedfordshire area. In fact, we cover all of the UK.
Reporting a workplace accident
One of the things that all employers and health and safety managers will – or certainly should – know about is how to report an accident at work. Everything, no matter how seemingly minor or trivial at the time, must be recorded in the company’s accident book; and it is the law that every company (except for the very smallest) have one.
The accident book is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it helps the employee should a claim need to be made. It provides a record of what happened when and the steps that were taken immediately after the incident. All of this can be extremely useful to your injury solicitors in Bedfordshire since it will provide a framework around what happened and why.
An accident book is also a useful tool for an employer. Even if no compensation claim is made, the fact that an accident happened in the workplace is still troubling. Therefore, by recording everything in the book, employers can see what went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening in the future if at all possible.
Every employer must report workplace accidents – as well as dangerous incidents and diseases – to the health and safety department in the local authority. This must be done under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (known as RIDDOR). Everything that means an employee is unable to work, or carry out their full, work duties, and are therefore working in a limited capacity, for more than three days, must be reported.
Accident Advice Helpline or injury solicitors in Bedfordshire?
With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline is your best choice when it comes to selecting legal representation for a personal injury claim. Injury solicitors in Bedfordshire don’t have the nationwide reach or the backing of well-known personal consumer rights campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen. They don’t have a 24/7 helpline, nor do they have a unique 30-second online test that not only shows how likely a claim is to succeed, but what the compensation level might be if it does.
Accident Advice Helpline has all of this and more – so call us on our helpline number 0800 689 0500, or from mobiles call 0333 500 0993, to see how we can help you with your personal injury claim.
Every person is different, every claim is different and that’s why we tailor our services to you and your needs.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: David Brown
Accident at Work stats for Bedfordshire
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