If you are involved in an accident at work, you must prove that your injury was caused by the negligence of the employer Your employer is also responsible for the actions of coworkers that cause the injury Remember that it is your responsibility to keep your employer informed of any accident that occurs while you are at work This information must be correctly recorded in the accident log. Note that your employer cannot terminate your employment if you file a compensation claim. If you have any questions or concerns about this, we recommend that you consult with us immediately
If you are an employer, self-employed person, or manager of a workplace, under the RIDDOR you must report certain types of work-related and work-related accidents, illnesses and hazardous occurrences
Reporting of accidents at work and occupational health problems is a legal requirement under the Reporting of Injuries, Illnesses and Hazardous Occurrences Regulations 1995 The information gathered helps local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to determine where and how the risks lie and to prevent their recurrence and further suffering and suffering for employees
You must declare all of the following:
Injured for more than three days (i.e. when the employee or self-employed person has an accident at work and cannot work for more than three days, but is not seriously injured);
The citizens were transported directly to the hospital
How soon should I report this incident? All reporting deadlines for work related injuries vary depending on severity and the following guidelines should be followed
If an accident results in death or serious injury to a person, we must be notified immediately.
Injuries older than 3 days must be reported within 10 days
As soon as possible after a doctor diagnoses a work-related illness.
Hazardous occurrences must be reported immediately.
Have you ever had an accident at work? If so, you will likely be able to file a claim with your employer’s insurance company An occupational injury can be defined as any workplace accident that could have been avoided If the accident at work is not your fault, you are entitled to reasonable financial compensation
Our lawyers are qualified members of the Law Society’s panel of personal injury specialists.
We provide free advice on workers’ compensation claims, including:
Exposure to preventable health risks leading to workplace accidents
Lack of safety equipment leads to workplace accidents
Exposure to unnecessary hazards or health risks resulting in workplace accidents
A mechanical breakdown causes an accident at work
Poor maintenance of machines leads to work accidents
Unsafe working conditions that lead to workplace accidents