Accident Book At Work Belfast

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Accident Book At Work Belfast

Accident Book At Work BelfastIf you have been injured in a work accident, there is a set procedure that should be followed. All employers are required by law to have an accident book at work if they have more than ten employees and the incident should be recorded in it.

This is an official record of what has happened and if you decide to make a claim for compensation, it will form part of your case.

We represent clients who have been injured while working for their employer, both at their employer’s premises and elsewhere.

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We realise that your legal issue is extremely important to you. That means that it is also extremely important to us, because we care about our client’s and we want to see the best possible outcome for you.

You probably have lots of questions that you would like answered and we offer a free initial consultation so that you can speak to one of our work personal injury lawyers.

Simply call our Belfast work accident compensation solicitors on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and we will be happy to go through everything with you.

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Work Accident Book Procedure

Accident Book At Work BelfastWork accident book rules state that your employer must maintain a work accident book if they have more than ten employees and that injuries and incidents need to be properly recorded in it. The book can be online or a physical book.

If you are injured at work, a written record should be made of what has happened. This needs to include the following details:

  • The time and date of the accident
  • Where the accident happened
  • Details of what happened, including events leading up to the incident and anyone else who was involved
  • A list of the treatment given to you and any information you were provided with

The report should be made as soon as possible after the accident while the information is still fresh in your memory. You should be allowed to read through the report to check that it accurately reflects what happened.

Serious incidents such as fractures, burns and head injuries that cause any loss of consciousness should also be reported to the Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997, also referred to as RIDDOR. This also applies to accidents that require you to have more than seven consecutive days off of work.

What Happens If My Employer Does Not Record My Accident?

If your accident was not recorded, you are strongly advised to contact a solicitor as soon as possible. You can ask your employer to put the accident into the book but if they do not, you should make your own written record of what happened, to include who else was involved or witnessed the incident.

Where possible, you should also take photographs of the area and any hazard or equipment that was involved in your accident. You can also ask witnesses for their contact details so that they can be approached to provide a statement if necessary.

While the formal report from your employer’s accident book would normally form part of a legal claim, you will usually still be able to claim even if your employer failed to make any notes about the incident.

If you ask us to deal with your claim for compensation, we will put together other evidence. This could include speaking to witnesses and obtaining statements from them, arranging for photographs to be taken of the scene and requesting copies of your medical records.

What Should I Do After An Accident At Work?

Accident Book At Work BelfastThe most important step is to ensure you seek medical treatment. As well as making sure you receive the help and care that you need, this will also mean that medical records of your injuries are created.

As well as going to the hospital or a doctor’s surgery straightaway, you should also attend any other appointments that are recommended. Again, this will serve the dual purpose of ensuring you have adequate medical assistance and ensuring that records of your injuries and treatments are made.

Accident Book At Work Belfast

You are also advised to speak to a solicitor as soon as you can. If you would like us to represent you, we will contact your employer and their insurance company to advise them that you will be making a claim for compensation.

We will put together a strong case on your behalf and if your employer’s insurance company admits liability, we will use this as a basis for negotiating compensation.
If your case goes to court, either because the sum offered is too low or because liability is not admitted, we will provide you with the support you need and ensure that you are represented by an expert personal injury advocate.

How Much Compensation Is Paid For A Work Accident Claim?

The level of damages paid for a work accident will depend on the extent of your injuries and how long you are likely to be affected by them. You can expect to receive compensation for your pain and suffering and for the loss of ability to do things as well as for financial losses such as loss of earnings.

If you give us a call, we will be happy to give you an idea of the likely amount you could receive. Alternatively, you can use our Work Injury Compensation Calculator.

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Contact Us – Accident Book At Work Belfast

We represent clients in successful work accident claims for a full range of injuries. If you have been hurt while working for your employer, give us a call and we can talk through the next steps with you.

To take up our offer of a free initial consultation, ring us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and one of our expert work accident lawyers in Belfast will be happy to help.


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      028 90 394 131

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      Derry / Londonderry
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      March 14, 2023