What to Do if You Are Injured at Work
June 18 2022 - Nobody expects to get injured at work, but accidents do happen and even a typical office-based role has its dangers. This is why it is so important that you know what steps to take if you ever experience an injury at work (or a colleague has an incident). This post will look at the main steps that you need to take.
Ask for Help
The very first thing to do is to get help and seek medical attention. At this time, your health and safety is the most important thing and you need to make sure that you alert people that you have been injured. You can then receive first aid if you need it or make sure that the area is safe and that no one else will suffer an injury.
Report the Accident
It is important that all accidents are reported to your employer. Many people are scared about reporting an injury over fears of repercussions, but it is important that all accidents are reported so that steps can be taken to improve health and safety for all. Reporting your accident could prevent someone else from having a similar experience in the future.
See a Doctor
You may require immediate medical attention, but even if you think that you are fine, it is still a good idea to get checked over by a medical professional. Many injuries do not present themselves until later, so it is helpful to get checked over to assess the extent of the injury and to receive treatment if required. It is also important if you decide to take legal action so that you have a clear record of your injuries.
Claim the Injury
If you believe that the accident was not your fault, then you may want to make a claim. You can calculate the compensation online, which will include the damages as a result of the accident (current and future loss of earnings, medical costs, pain and suffering etc.). Making a claim is obviously helpful in terms of covering any losses, but many people also find it helpful for putting the incident behind them and moving on.
It is important that you know what steps to take if you or a colleague ever have an accident at work. Obviously, health and safety are paramount, but it is also important that accidents and injuries are reported and that claims are made to improve safety for all.