The workplace is somewhere we don’t necessarily think of as being a dangerous place. Spending time in the workplace, as many of us do, means there is a chance that you might become the victim of an accident.
Reducing the risk of injury in the workplace
Therefore, it is important to make an attempt to reduce the risk of injury, whilst you are in the workplace, and this can be done in a number of ways. One of the first things you might want to focus on, is keeping track of all the dangers that might present themselves. This is because there are a number of things that could go wrong. If you’re not careful, you might miss something that could have helped you to stay safe, therefore increasing your risk of an accident.
In addition to this though, you might also want to consider what can be done in order to treat an injury should one occur in the workplace. This is key, as some injuries might need urgent medical care. You need to know how to find a first aid kit and how to call for assistance.
When accidents take place in the in the work place, it is important that you take note of everything that happened. It’s important to put some thought into recording accidents at work. If they happened to take place due to the fault of someone else, and not your own, you might be able to make a compensation claim.
Recording accidents at work is a legal requirement, and all workplaces should have an accident book for this purpose.
When recording accidents at work, you’ll want to get the information of everything that happened as well as other people that might have been involved. Once you have this information, you can then go to a professional law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, and find out what needs to be done in order to make a compensation claim, for an accident that took place in the workplace.
What to do after recording accidents at work
Accident Advice Helpline are a large law firm that has been endorsed by the popular consumer rights champion, Dame Esther Rantzen. We have over 15 years’ experience when it comes to dealing with personal injury claims.
If you want to do this, then take a moment to call our helpline number 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993. You can speak to our team and get some free legal advice. In addition to this, you can also use our website, where you’ll be able to find our 30-second test.
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Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: Louise Thacker