If you or your loved one has been injured at work, you need to know certain dos and don’ts to help protect you or your loved one’s right to a legal compensation for the injuries and loss suffered due to it.
- If you have been injured at work, it is important to get treatment as soon as possible. You do not have to suffer in silence as it will only make the injury worse. If you are afraid of the cost, you should be able to claim that back at a later stage by making an accident at work claim. You should note down all the expenses that you are incurring because of the injury.
- After an accident at work, you should report the incident to the supervisor and any possible injury. Employers are required to report any injuries, deaths, work related diseases or any dangerous occurrences to the Health and Safety Department. By reporting the accident, the employer will need to make changes to the working practices.
- A lot of people think that it is their obligation to return to work even if they have not fully recovered. You might think that you will lose your job or what your co-workers might think about you missing work, but returning before fully recovering will be a big mistake. During the medical treatment, your doctor should have given you an idea about how much time you would need to recover fully and it is important to use this time for other things like making a compensation claim.
- Accident at work can lead to serious implications to the person who suffered injury. Apart from treatment costs, lost earning due to time off work, there are many other costs than can clearly add up. Recovery is only when possible when there are no money problems to think about. Thus, it is important to not be afraid of making a compensation claim against your employer.
After an accident at work, you need to prepare yourself ahead of time and use the above tips to file a compensation claim using an experienced solicitor.