No matter where you work, it is the job of your employer to make sure you have a safe working environment. If an accident does happen in the workplace, it is also his job to report it and advise you about your rights. Employers must also advise you on safety and health issues when you are hired.
Any injury, even minor ones, must be noted in the accident book that every employer must have. It is this book that provides a recorded description of the event in case a compensation case is filed later. The information in this book can also alert the employer to changes that need to be made so someone else does not suffer the same type of accident. This is how future repeat accidents are avoided.
Anyone who is injured at work and feels it is their employer who is a fault can file an accident claim. For those who are a member of a trade union, they can contact them for assistance. Everyone else can make an appointment with a personal injury lawyer to discuss what happened and find out if there is a case to be filed. Review your contract to discover what is listed about sick pay and pay after an accident.
This was a guest post by Jeremy Warburton who works for Oracle Seo Ltd.