How To Deal With A Work Related Incident
You may not always enjoy getting up in the morning and going to work, but at least you’re going to be with people that you get on with, while making money so that you have the financial freedom to do whatever you like in life. This is just part of being an adult. You don’t have to bother yourself with these kind of responsibilities when you’re younger because everything is already being taken care of, but that certainly doesn’t last forever. But this is why it’s so important that you try and find a job that not only allows you to live comfortably, but that makes you happy. It’s about finding something that you’re passionate about and then running with it, doing all that you can to ensure you get to do it every day for the rest of your life. That’s when you know you’re really living your life the way you deserve to.
Having said that, there are still times when bad things can happen at work, and you may find yourself hurt as a result of that. This is never a nice experience to go through, especially if an injury has now caused you to miss out on a lot of things, in and out of work. This is why it’s so important that you take the necessary measures if anything ever does happen.
Here’s what you need to do.
Report it to your boss straight away
If and when something happens while you’re on site, even if you’re fine, you still need to report whatever it is that has happened. This is so the necessary people are aware and can take the right measurements to ensure it doesn’t happen again. You should also then be asked to fill out an accident report form writing a statement of everything that took place. The last thing that you want to do is brush the incident off like it was nothing and then the same thing happens to someone else, and then getting severely hurt. Although it’s your bosses responsibility to keep everyone safe at work, if there’s anything that you can do to help and avoid bad things happening – you should. Remember that you’re part of a team, and you’re supposed to look after one another in an effect to that.
Get yourself checked out
No matter what the incident was, whether you slipped over from something wet on the floor, or cut your hand on fault machinery, you always need to get yourself checked out by either making an appointment with your doctor, or going straight to A&E depending on the severity of your injury. It doesn’t matter if you’re not in absolute agony, or have a visible wound – you still need to go. A lot of the time when someone is involved in an accident, it may cause a bit of mental trauma to the brain, and that then makes someone go into shock in order to protect themselves. This is a completely natural response that our fascinating bodies are able to do, but the only problem with this is that it may block your pain sensor, meaning you don’t feel any pain. This may result in you going home because you feel fine, only to wake up the next day or two later with an excruciating backache, for example, which is now even worse because you gave it time to escalate.
Get someone in your corner
If you’ve been really hurt and your injury is somehow affecting the way you continue on in your life by putting strain or pressure in doing your daily routine, then you can’t just overlook this. Regardless of whether your boss is the one that got you hurt, it is still their responsibility to protect all of their staff, so if you were injured from the lack of training or a faulty machine, then the environment wasn’t a safe one for you to be in in the first place. If you’ve had to see a medical professional, then always make sure that you keep note of all your visits, along with any detail on what they’ve prescribed you and how much it’s cost. Then bring all of this information to a personal injury lawyer, as this will add to the severity of your claim because you have physical proof that you’re struggling. With their help, you will then be able to get the compensation that you deserve.