19 Mar 2022
Having an accident at work can be a distressing and difficult time, and it’s sometimes confusing to know what steps you should take to get the best outcome possible. The potential for trips, slips and falls is present in almost every workplace, so it’s important to know what you can do in the event that it does happen to you.
Whether it be enlisting the help of an accident solicitor or reporting the injury in your accident book, take a look at Harding Evans Solicitors’ advice when it comes to accidents at work.
Although there are a number of steps for you to take after your injury, it is important that you deal with any injuries that you are suffering at that moment. If an accident does happen, you should be treated immediately by the first aider. It is a legal obligation for work areas to have a first aid kit and a first aider to help tackle the injury in the first instance. If the injury is severe, then you may need to go to the hospital where they can provide further assistance.
If you have injured yourself at work and you are not responsible, then you could be entitled to have money back as compensation. Although you might not know who was responsible for the injury, personal injury lawyers are able to investigate and identify who is at fault, as well as helping you to claim any compensation. Not only can accident solicitors help you if you’ve had an injury in the workplace, but they can also help if you’ve had an accident in other areas such as; shops, parks, streets and restaurants.
An accident book should be present in every organisation and it is critical that you fill this out any time there is an accident. This allows the organisation to see how many accidents have happened on their premises. If there is a recurring pattern of accidents happening at your workplace, then this perhaps illustrates that this might be a dangerous place to work. As well as reporting this in the accident book, you should also inform your manager because they can then report this to the Health and Safety Executive. Refraining from reporting an accident could be a breach of staff procedures, so it’s important that they are aware.
If you have had an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, then Harding Evans Solicitors are here to help. Our team of highly regarded accident solicitors are here to help identify who was at fault for your injury and determine whether you are owed any compensation. We’re proud to have successfully claimed millions of pounds back for our clients over the years, so we know what it takes to build a strong case. To find out more about the services we provide, then get in touch with our team today!
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