Despite the strictest health and safety policies and practices, accidents can happen at any given place or time when at work. Not one accident is the same and employers have very clear responsibilities outlined when it comes to accident reporting and following procedures to ensure everyone is ultimately protected.
Any changes in the workplace which may affect your safety should ultimately be communicated to you as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure everyone is aware of and adhering to health and safety policy with regular risk assessment part of routine checks.
Unfortunately, accidents can range from minor trips and falls to serious injuries which require medical attention and sometimes in the worst case, they can be fatal. Your employer has a duty to report all accidents and should have a register. This is ordinarily not something you need to worry about but it helps if you are involved in the reporting process.
If you have been injured at work due to an unforeseen accident which was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Under some circumstances it is entirely possible to make a claim if you were at fault in some way. If you are unsure, talk to a specialist personal injury lawyer who will be able to give expert and key advice with regards to your very specific rights and the law.
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