Reporting an Accident at WorkInjured in an accident at work? Call 0800 122 3130
Reporting Your Accident
If you or a loved one have been injured at work in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may have a claim for compensation. Mercury Legal have a dedicated accidents at work team that can help you make a No Win, No Fee claim for compensation. Speak to Mercury Legal 0800 122 3130 about your right to make an accident at work claim for compensation.
If someone had been injured or died after a serious accident at work, then a RIDDOR report may be required. Serious injuries in RIDDOR include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Loss of sight
- Crush injuries to head or internal organs
- Serious burns covering more than 10% body
- Burns to eyes or lungs
- Any loss of consciousness cause by a head injury
- Any injury requiring admittance to hospital or
- Injuries requiring resuscitation
An employer has an obligation to report certain industrial diseases. Your employer has to report if you have been diagnosed for:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Severe cramp of the hand or arm
- Occupational dermatitis
- Upper limb disorder including HAVs, tendonitis or tenosynovitis
- Occupational asthma
- Or any occupational cancer
When to report an accident
Worker is incapacitated for longer than three days
If you are able to return to work three days after the accident, then the accident must be recorded in your employer’s accident book. An accident book is a requirement under the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979.
Worker is incapacitated for longer than seven days
If you cannot work for seven consecutive days as a result of an accident at work, either as an employee or self-employed contractor then the accident must be reported. This includes weekends and must be reported within 15 days of the accident.
Who should you report to?
If you are an employer or member of the public you can only raise your concerns with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is the responsibility of your employer, the self-employed and people in charge of your work premises to submit reports under RIDDOR. All accidents are generally reported online to via the HSE website or can be made by phone: 0345 300 9923.
Making an accident at work claim
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work, which has been reported or recorded in an accident book, then speak to one of our accidents at work solicitors about your right to claim. Call free on 0800 122 3130 and they will be able to help explain how the claim process works and how you can make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation.
Claiming For Accidents At Work
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