First priorities in a new job, and how to make injury claims if something goes wrong
When you start a new job it is important that you get the first day right. Although a first impression is important, and you will want your employer and new colleagues to like you, it is far more important that you handle all of the practical elements of the job, along with health and safety, from the very first day. This will help to prevent you making mistakes as time goes on, and will help you hold onto your job in the long run. Once you are settled and know what your job is all about, you can start to make friends!
- Meet your boss. Make sure to meet the people directly above you before you introduce yourself to anyone else. These are the people that will be setting you tasks and getting you settled in, so it is key that you know their names, where they sit and how to get in contact with them.
- Get your training. Any employer that requires you to make a start before you have been properly trained does not have your best interests at heart. It is dangerous to do any job without training, so don’t allow yourself to be pushed into it.
- Find out where key parts of the office are. This means the toilets, the manager’s office, the kitchen and first-aid box. Try to know where everything you might need throughout your office day will be by the end of your first week.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If there is anything worrying you, or you are not sure of something, make sure that you ask the questions you need answered as a matter of priority. Not knowing these things can easily lead to serious problems in the future.
Making Troedythiw claims after an accident
If you do have an accident at work, either because you have not been given the correct safety equipment, because you weren’t told the correct health and safety procedures, or because you were never properly trained, you may have a case for Troedythiw claims. It is easy to make Troedythiw claims as long as you have evidence that the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer, and to find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation you should speak to an experienced injury lawyer.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with advice and support, talk you through the Troedythiw claims process and team you with a professional injury lawyer who can make a start on your claim right away. Just call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 for all the help and support you need when making a claim.