Savas & Savage Personal Injury Solicitors
Accidents in the workplace are a common occurrence and can happen in any industry. Your employer has an obligation to ensure the health and safety of all employees and failure to meet this commitment can have unfortunate consequences. Anyone that has suffered from an accident at work needs to keep a few essential points in mind. The following is a brief description of the steps you may need to take in order to make a successful claim:
1) Report the Accident
Immediately report the accident to a supervisor/manager and ask for the necessary medical aid. Every work place is mandated by law to have an accident book and any work related accident – regardless of how minor it may be – should be recorded in the book.
2) Make a Note of What Happened
In order to keep the incident fresh in the memory, it is important to write down what happened. Speak to potential witnesses and get their opinion too. If possible, take pictures of the area where the accident happened as photographic evidence is useful for determining the cause and location of the accident.
3) See a Doctor/GP
If you have picked up an injury from the accident, it is important to see a doctor to not only have your injuries treated but also to have a medical record of the injuries.
4) Keep a Record of any Expenses
If you have incurred any expenses as a result of the accident, make a record of them and keep any receipts. Expenses can include things like loss of income, medical expenses, travel expenses when travelling to hospital etc.
5) Contact a Personal Injury Solicitor
To discuss your accident and find out whether you are eligible to claim, call a personal injury solicitor. Making a successful accident at work claim can take a considerable amount of effort and patience. From building a foolproof case to dealing with insurance companies, there are many factors at play when seeking compensation for injuries obtained at work. As experienced personal injury solicitors, Savas and Savage have dealt with every type of accident in the workplace claim, and we can take the load of your shoulders by making the claim on your behalf. For free advice or to discuss a potential claim call us on 0800 328 3823 or click here for more information on accidents at work.