If you are unfortunate enough to be injured at work or involved in an accident, there can be a lot of people and organisations to deal with, especially in the initial few weeks – these tips could help in certain situations.
Please note that these tips do not constitute legal advice and are for guidance purposes only.
The law is there to defend the rights of employees who have been injured or in extreme cases, killed at work.
It can be difficult and quite daunting to anyone who is unfamiliar with the legal process.
As an employee, the company you work for has a duty to protect you and tell you about any health and safety issues that may affect you in the workplace.
In the event of an accident they must also report certain accidents/incidents which are deemed serious; pay you sick pay and give you time off work to recover should you need it.
If you have been off work your employer will have to carry out a risk assessment and do what’s needed to take care of the health and safety of other employees and visitors to prevent such a thing from happening again.
This includes deciding how many first aiders needed and what kind of first aid equipment and facilities should be provided.
All employers are required by law to have insurance to cover them for any accidents/incidents that cause injury to an employee.
For further guidance and friendly advice on workplace accident claims, give us a call.