If you loose a finger because of an accident, the loss can be life changing, you can often read in the newspapers and hear on the TV about a severed finger injury. These accidents often happen in the workplace when employers have not put enough health and safety procedures in place.
Is it my employer’s fault if I sustain a finger injury in my workplace?
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 member of staff that is the health and safety representative. It is quite often done by giving each employee a written copy of the health and safety policy of the employer. If your finger injury is through the employers negligence, you can claim compensation.
How do I report an accident in my workplace?
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
- People being overcome by fumes from gasses or chemicals
- Any other injury that stops you doing your work for more than seven days
- Industrial illness or disease
- Major injuries, broken arms, legs loss of fingers
- Dangerous incidents like the collapse of scaffolding or a wall
How do I record an accident in my 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 should be recorded in the accident book.
Who can help me with a no win no fee* in Colvend personal injury claim?
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 no win no fee* in Colvend personal injury compensation claim for your injury. 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
Who to contact
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 our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our friendly advisors to discuss your case and put your no win no fee* in Colvend claim into motion.