Workplace accidents are witnessed quite frequently in the UK. Despite the fact that all employers follow the stringent rules and regulations laid out by the state to ensure employee safety, it seems as if there’s really no way to completely eradicate these unfortunate events.
Fortunately, the law gives you the right to claim compensation for your injuries if it wasn’t your fault. If you have any records of your accident, it will be extremely useful to make a claim for compensation.
Start by recording your accident and reporting it at work along with seeing a medical professional. Ideally, you should:
- Take photos of your injury and the thing that caused your accident
- Get contact details for any person who witnessed your incident
- Note down all the events pertaining to your accident as they happen. This may include drawings as well if they can help to show what happened
Reporting Accidents At Work
It is very important to report your accident, and while you do that, make sure you mention where you were working and the time when the accident occurred. This report should also include your employment status, indicating if you’re an employee, manager, or other. Also, you can have someone else report the accident on your behalf if you’re unable to do it yourself. If you’re working in an organisation that has more than 10 employees, typically they will have an accident book where you can record the incident or ask your manager to do it for you. Small scale organisations keep these books as well. In case your office does not have this accident book, you can write down the details of the entire incident and send it to your line manager or the main manager. Make sure you keep a copy for yourself.
Seek Medical Attention
When you get in touch with injury lawyers in Edinburgh, they will ask you to bring forth all the shreds of evidence necessary to strengthen the case. This will include medical reports or certificates as well. The GP you see after the accident will have all the details of the accident recorded in medical reports. Apart from serving as a great tool for your claim process, you will also need medical aid right after the accident so that your injuries don’t aggravate.
Make a Personal Injury Claim
You may want to make a claim for compensation against your employer for the injuries you have suffered. However, this process is usually spoiled with complications and takes very long. This is why it is important to get in touch with an experienced personal injury solicitor to take care of your case. Here, at Hamilton Douglas Legal, we have some of the best and highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh and surrounding areas, who have been handling various types of personal injury cases and they have been successfully obtaining compensation for the clients. Our solicitor will provide you with a free consultation on the matter, guiding you about the legal matters, and in turn, they will ask you a few questions to determine if your case is worthy of a claim. Once they take up your case, they will work with you throughout the process and work on a No Win No Fee basis.