We know that if you’ve had an accident at work it can be a very worrying time. If your accident was serious you may need to take a lengthy period of time off work, which we know can be troubling and stressful. There may also be a perceived stigma surrounding making a claim for an accident at work, with some worrying they may lose their job as a result, but this is not the case as the law protects against this.
Here at First4Lawyers we try to make the claims process as simple as possible for you. There is no pressure for you to make a claim as soon as the accident happens, you have 3 years within which to make a claim, however, the sooner you make a claim the better it will be for your case. This guide is here to help guide you through how to report and claim for an accident at work.
How to report an accident at work
Step 1: Record what has happened in the accident book at your work. A manager may be required to record this for you, but it will help you to make a claim whenever you feel able.
Step 2: If you need hospital treatment, make sure you tell the hospital or doctor how it happened so that they can record any details you may later forget.
Step 3: Once you feel able, take the details of any witnesses who may have seen your accident or what caused it to happen. If your accident was caused by a defect, it may also be beneficial to take photographs of this
Step 4: Contact First4Lawyers, and let us find a specialist solicitor to deal with your case in a reliable and friendly manner. We know that it can be daunting to make a claim, but our solicitors will be there every step of the way to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call today on 0808 149 9587 from a landline, or 0333 920 6337 from a mobile or you can request a call back at a time suitable for you.