Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Had an Injury at Work? Here are 5 Steps You Must Take

An injury at work is never something to be ignored. Whether you’ve broken a bone or simply sprained your wrist, you need to make sure you are compensated properly, and your injury is seen to. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having hurt yourself at work, then read on for five steps you should take. 

1: Report the Injury
You must report the accident to your manager or supervisor present at the time as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait too long before you do this, as this could affect any claims you end up making. If your injury doesn’t need urgent medical attention, then try to do this before you get it checked out. 

If you have co-workers around, have them help you and check your injury. Listen to them if they tell you to go to a hospital, as sometimes, the people who aren’t injured know best. You don’t want to make it worse by putting off medical help!

2: Seek Medical Attention

Whether urgent or otherwise, you must see a doctor. First of all, this is to prevent any further damage, and secondly, you will need their notes for any compensation down the line. Make sure you write down everything your doctor says and keep a note of any prescriptions you are given. 

3: Speak to Your Manager

Before making any claims, your manager may offer you compensation. If you think this is fair, then you have the option to settle it between the two of you privately. Make sure they allow you paid time off work if you need time to heal, and don’t feel pressured to accept any offers they may give, especially if it doesn’t cover what you have lost.

4: Contact a Solicitor
Not everyone wants to make a claim after a work-related injury, and that is entirely up to you. It doesn’t hurt to talk to someone, however, so if you’re curious about what you could claim, have a look at a no win no fee solicitors guide. This way, you won’t lose out on any money, but you could find you are owed some.

You should consider filing a claim if your injury is significant enough to impact your work, but you don’t feel you have been compensated fairly. If the injury wasn’t your fault and you have lost money because of it, then it is worth at the very least talking to somebody. 

5: Focus on Yourself

A work-related injury can leave you feeling stressed and worn out. Before any other obligations, you should ensure you are healthy. Don’t overdo it, take time off work, and allow yourself to heal. An injury can impact both your mind and your body, so, no matter what the outcome, allow yourself to de-stress at home.

A work-related injury can knock you backwards and impact your daily life, but these steps will ensure that you will get what you are owed and can rest up peacefully. 

This is a guest blog entry.

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