Step One: Assuming that any medical attention required has been obtained, Inform a member of the health and safety department at the place of work of what has happened. They will be able to advise on further action to be taken if needed.
Step Two: Ensure that the accident and details are recorded in the accident book. All companies with more than ten employees are required to keep an accident book to log any incidents. It is recommended that the person who has had the accident records the details themself. Keeping a copy of the entry will also be necessary in the event that personal injury claims are to be made.
Step Four: Ensure that you have the contact details of any witnesses.
Step Five: Gather as much information as possible which could mean taking photographs of the area where the accident occurred. This could be especially useful if there have been accidents in the same area previously. It may be that the accident was caused by something that had been reported to management before and steps had not been taken to rectify the situation.
Step Six: It is important to report the accident to the Benefits Agency, as they will need a record of it in the event that you may need to make a claim for sickness benefit later on.
Step Seven: Logging information on how the accident has affected you physically and mentally is very important. For example, those who are unable to lift things due to a back injury should make a note of this. Personal injury claims will be based partly upon the type of injury and the long-term effects of this, so this is a very important step.
Step Nine: Deciding to make personal injury claims is a big step, so talking to a specialist solicitor or claims company will be step nine. All details will need to be provided and they will advise on the best course of action to take. There is a three-year limit on compensation claims, so step nine will need to be done within this time frame.Step Ten:Try not to worry and to leave it in the hands of the professionals. Communication between the two sides will take place through the solicitors and they will deal with all the details for you.