Accidents At Work Checklist

  • Report the accident to your Employer, preferably in an Accident Report Book.
  • Obtain a coy of the Accident Report Book Entry/Log of the Entry
  • Wherever possible, always ensure that the appointed Health and Safety Representative/ Executive is notified of the accident
  • Obtain the details of any Witnesses that saw the incident occur or have witnessed other bad Health & Safety practices at work
  • **Always ensure that the details of Witnesses that saw the accident are recorded in the accident report book.
  • ** Your Colleagues (who are of course Employees of the organisation that you will be seeking to make a claim against) may be reluctant to provide evidence to assist with your claim against their own Employer. Obtaining their details and cooperation at early stages can be helpful to even compell them to provide evidence at later stages of a claim, could the Witness later become hostile and reluctant at future intervals. In any event, obtaining the Witness Evidence early can deter scurpilous Employers from defending a claim and assist an earlier settlement of claims.
  • **Always obtain full name(s), address, daytime and evening telephone number(s), email address. Always try to ascertain how and when the Witness would like to be contacted, to ensure that they can be contacted at the ease of their convenience
  • Take good photographs of the defective area, before the defective area is rectified or repaired and wherever possible illustrate the dates of the defect with photographs that you can date digitally or manually.
  • Obtain all information possible about your Employer’s policies on their Health and Safety Practices and Procedures at your place of work and where possible provide details of any Training that you have had in the past on these Practices and Procedures.
  • Take some good pictures of any bruising/scars that you have suffered from the incident.
  • Retain any torn, damage or ripped clothing or footwear for evidential purposes.

Were you injured as a result of the accident?

Did you seek medical assistance for any injuries sustained by yourself or anyone else that was with you at the time, from your local Accident and Emergency, General Practitioner or Medical Walk in Centre?

Take regular photographs of any visible injuries that you have sustained i.e. bruising and scars and note these photographs with dates and the interval of the photograph.

Always retain any torn, damaged, ripped and/or broken footwear to keep this as evidence to help to illustrate the mechanics of the incident circumstances and the nature of your injury.

It is a good idea to keep a diary of your symptoms and the progress of your symptoms.

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Law Connect Solicitors are highly Experienced and Speacialists in handling claims that involve:

  • Defective/Faulty Equipment
  • Failure to provide Training/ Adequate Training
  • Manual Handling
  • Trips, slips or falls in the work place from defective flooring, spillage or debris on flooring
  • Falls from Height
  • Falling Objects
  • The activities of another Employee

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