Every year, many people fall victim to workplace accidents and injuries, some of which can be very serious. Even with seemingly minor injuries, they can later develop into something more serious and this is why the first thing you should do is report the accident/incident and make sure that a log is made in your employer’s accident book. It is also very useful to take photos where applicable, which can do using your smartphone. This could come in useful in the event of a claim for compensation. In addition, make a note of the location and time of the accident or injury and the circumstances surrounding it.
Another thing to do depending on the extent of the injury sustained is to make an appointment to see your GP. For example, your accident may result in you suffering a bump to the head or experiencing pain in one of your limbs. If it is anything that could be or become serious, you should get it checked out by a GP to be on the safe side.
Getting legal assistance for a compensation claim
When it comes to compensation, the first thing to remember is that your employer will have insurance in place to cover personal injuries in the workplace. Many people that suffer this sort of injury are too frightened to take action because they are afraid of repercussions if they claim compensation from their own employer. However, as a personal injury victim this is something that you may be entitled to, so the next step you should take is to contact a specialist personal injury lawyer.
With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you could get the compensation you deserve following an injury at work. This could cover a wide range of aspects such as loss of earnings, pain and suffering, any long-term effects stemming from the injury, and any medical costs you incur.