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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Workplace accident reporting form

    Workplace accident reporting form

    All employers are required by law to keep a log of accidents that happen in the workplace. If you, as an employee, are injured at work, details of the accident should be written on a workplace accident reporting form, or logged in an accident book. The accident book also serves to provide an indication of the level of the employer’s health and safety compliance, should a claim for personal injury compensation be made at a later date.

    If an accident is serious, the Health and Safety Executive might get involved, and begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. The health and safety practices of the employer will also come under scrutiny and this is where the accident log will illustrate whether a pattern is emerging from the type and number of accidents noted.

    What details are included in a workplace accident reporting form?

    The main part of the form will detail the circumstances surrounding the accident, such as the state of the floor if someone has slipped, or whether someone was injured whilst working alone, when they should have had a colleague working alongside them. As much detail as possible is needed to assess whether the employer has been negligent and this will help to clarify the events that led up to the accident.

    The accident reporting form will become a vital piece of evidence if someone decides to make a claim for compensation and alongside other documents such as the medical and police reports, has an influence on the outcome of a case.

    If you decide to claim compensation

    Having established that you are eligible to make a claim, if you decide to make a claim with us, you will be allocated an experienced personal injury lawyer to formulate your case. Working on a no win, no fee basis, they might attempt to negotiate a settlement for you depending on the circumstances of your accident, or will represent you in court.

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    Medical reports, the accident reporting form and police reports if applicable, will all help to clarify what happened and corroborate your version of events.

    Compensation to aid your recovery

    Many of our customers welcome their compensation award as it can help them to get back on their feet, both financially and literally. They may use it to replace lost earnings if they have had to give up work or reduce their hours, or maybe to pay for specialist medical equipment in their home to aid their mobility.

    However it is used, the compensation award will make day-to-day life a little easier and ease financial worries that have been caused by an accident that was not their fault. If you would like some expert legal advice, call our 24 hour helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to see if you can make a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: 10th February 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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