Workplace Accidents

A Basic Guide to Workplace Accidents

The workforce is becoming younger and younger as more and more people open their businesses and companies earlier and earlier. With an increased workforce, unfortunately, come accidents. And workplace accidents, depending on the field, can range from harmless to life-changing.

Scotland is, thankfully, a place where there are many workplace safety regulations in place that prevent occupational accidents. So, such injuries and accidents aren’t common.  But still, they can happen, and there are many times that these injuries happen due to negligence. Though, caution is always advised in a workplace environment, no matter what kind of workplace it might be. But if you do suffer an accident that you think was due to negligence, then you are eligible to lodge a formal complaint and even make a claim to get the financial compensation that you deserve.

If you have been in such an office accident in Scotland and are seeking to claim with the help of injury solicitors, then Wallace Legal is here to help you. We also offer a no win no fee policy, that assures you that if your claim were to fail, you would not be liable to pay any legal fees. This No win no fee policy serves as an assurance in our abilities to get you the compensation that you deserve.

So, keeping all that valuable information in mind, we will be discussing workplace accidents in this blog and further information you need to know to make your claim as concrete as possible. Let’s take a look.

1. Medical Attention

Go to the hospital. This is the most important because your health matters the most. After an accident, your body needs to be looked at so the doctor can start treating injuries and make sure that you are alright. An added advantage of going to the hospital is that you will get a comprehensive medical report of all your injuries, which you can then submit with your claim. The extent of your injuries can have a big impact on the outcome and the final compensation amount of your claim.

2. Reporting the Accident

Report occupational accidents as soon as possible. Needless to say, they should be brought to attention quickly to help resolve the problem and get you the medical attention you should be getting. Also, try to provide as much information as possible, such as work location, accident time, etc. You can ask your friends and colleagues about this at any time.

In addition to providing the necessary information, you should also mention your position within the organization. This can play an important role in the outcome of the case. Even if you are an intern, you should surely include it in the report.

If you work for a relatively large organization, the entire accident may have been recorded through CCTV cameras. So, ask your manager for the video footage. Even if you work for a smaller organization, check if they have CCTV cameras and get the footage. And if, by some chance, they don’t, then make a note of all incident details that you remember, and give a copy to the relevant manager.

3. Making a Formal Claim

Submit a claim, once you’re healed and fully recovered, all you have to do is submit your application. If you’re sure it’s not your fault, and you have all the relevant evidence and information regarding the incident, you’re more likely to win in this case. If you are wondering how much money you will receive as part of the compensation if you win the claim, it is relatively subjective and there is no correct answer. But if you hire a personal injury solicitor to help you with the claim, they can help you understand the circumstances of your case and make a decent estimate about the compensation too.

Conclusion

Office accidents can be strange and happen in varied ways. Many rules, laws, and regulations regarding a workplace environment and the accidents occur within it. And not every person knows these rules. That’s why, if you want to make an office accident claim in Scotland, it is best to hire a lawyer that specializes in such injury claims. Contact us at Wallace Legal, and we will help get the process started for you today.