Workplace accidents claims – The Claims Connection

by admin on May 11, 2011

www.theclaimsconnection.co.uk Hello and Welcome to the Claims Connection Workplace accident compensation video. In this presentation we explain what you need to do if you are involved in an accident at work in the UK. Workplace injuries can be sustained in many different ways and very often can be the result of negligence on the part of the employer. An employer has a duty to ensure that the working environment is safe and hazard free. They must ensure that colleagues are adequately trained and also have the required skill and expertise to carry out the work they are employed to do. Accidents very often occur because of unsafe working practices and hazardous working conditions — from a health and safety perspective it is not acceptable for any employee to be injured as a result of such breaches. So if you have an accident in the workplace — what should you do…? Seek medical attention and treatment It is vital for any person suffering an injury that you receive help straight away. A medical record can also help from a legal perspective should you decide to make a claim. Report the accident All employers should have an accident book on work premises. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 makes this obligatory. Witnesses If possible record names of any witnesses who saw or heard the injury / accident happen. You may wish to take a photograph of the area where the accident occurred, or the machine / equipment etc that may

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