Should My Accident at Work Be Reported to the Health & Safety Executive?
Had An Accident At Work?
Many employers are unsure of their responsibilities regarding the reporting of Accidents in the Workplace. The Health & Safety Executive is the body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of Health & Safety in the workplace.
Employers have an obligation to report all serious work accidents that occur in the workplace to the Health & Safety Executive or the local authority.
What should I do after a Work Accident? Employers have a duty of care to ensure that the workplace is safe. This includes things like making sure machinery is safe, ensuring safe working practices are set up and followed, and checking that the working equipment is safe and well maintained. Employers must also ensure that they provide adequate training and carry out risk assessments.
We have devised a simple 4 step guide in the event of an Accident at Work.
- Report the Accident Immediately
Report the accident immediately to your employer. All employers should have an Accident Report Book in which any accident in the workplace should be logged. If the accident is serious enough, your employer is under a duty to then report the accident to the Health & Safety Executive.
- Take Photos/Videos
Take photos or a video of where the accident occurred if possible. This can be used as evidence and will help protect your rights. It will ensure that we can prove who or what caused the accident so that you are not blamed for being at fault.
- Attend your G.P/Hospital
It is important that you attend your G.P or Hospital at the earliest opportunity to have your injuries assessed and treated. Your medical notes and records can then be obtained and used as evidence of your injuries as part of your case.
- Contact McGee Solicitors for Free Legal Advice
Contact McGee Solicitors for expert independent legal advice on pursuing a Compensation Claim for the Accident at Work.
We are the leading firm when it comes to handling Accident at Work Claims.
We will ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
We will also ensure that you are reimbursed for any Loss of Earnings you may have sustained if you have had to take time off work due the accident.
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