This keeps everyone safe in the workplace and ensures that the image of the company is not tarnished. However, if, as an employee, you witness or experience something that falls under RIDDOR, you should report this to an appropriate supervisor. If you have concerns, you should speak with your employer or, failing that, your union or employee representative. This includes employers, those in control of work premises, and the self-employed.
If you are uncertain as to whether or not this applies to you, you can check the HSE website. To report this, you can fill out the relevant form on the HSE website or contact them by phone. The HSE or local authority inspectors may ask to see your records during routine visits.
Check out our How to Report an Incident at Work for step-by-step guidance. You must report: Workplace deaths excluding suicide. The important thing was the accident investigated and any action required actually carried out, now that would do more to prevent it happening again. Heard of a case recently where the IP was told that he'd be paid for the couple of weeks he was off sick following an accident if he signed a disclaimer that he'd take no action against the company or report the accident to the authorities User Profile View All Posts by User View Thanks 8 Posted : 22 February UTC Rank: Super forum user Ian, this does happen, and happened to my brother many years ago.
However, I would like to think it is very much the exception rather than the rule. That is clearly an unethical and 'illegal' approach and such a 'disclaimer' would surely be worthless. After all who on earth would be so foolish as to produce it and to whom? I can just see the wry smile on the face of our local principal HSE inspector!!!! Over three day incapacitation Accidents that result in a worker being incapacitated for more than three consecutive days must be recorded, but not reported.
The accident must be the result of a fault or failure on behalf of the workplace. Any type of occupational cancer Where there is an established causal link between the type of cancer diagnosed and the hazards to which the person has been exposed through work, e. Any type of disease that can be linked back to an occupational exposure to a biological agent — anthrax, legionellosis or bovine spongiform encephalopathy BSE , for example.
Dangerous occurrences These are incidents that have the potential to cause injury or ill health.
If you are unable to do so because your injuries prevent you from doing so, make sure a work colleague does this on your behalf Ensure the incident is recorded in the accident report book, it there is no book, write the details of the accident and your injuries down and send these to your employer retaining a copy of the details for your own records Get photos of where the accident occurred Get photos of your injuries before you receive any treatments Get witness statements and their contact details Get a medical report of your injuries whether from a doctor or other medical professional All of the above forms part of a necessary process following an accident at work that leaves you or anyone else injured.
Deaths, major injuries and dangerous occurrences must be reported without delay. This includes employers, those in control of work premises, and the self-employed. Any injury that is a result of working in an enclosed space and leads to hypothermia, heat-induced illness or requires resuscitation or hospital treatment for over 24 hours. Hand-arm vibration syndrome. Any advice regrading potential sanctions for these two would be helpful. That is clearly an unethical and 'illegal' approach and such a 'disclaimer' would surely be worthless.
The important thing was the accident investigated and any action required actually carried out, now that would do more to prevent it happening again. There are seven report options to choose form: injury; dangerous occurrence; injury offshore; case of disease; flammable gas incident; or dangerous gas fitting. Some of the most common ones include: Collapse, overturning or failure of load-bearing parts on lifts or lifting equipment Electrical short circuit or overload that causes a fire or explosion An explosion or fire that causes normal work to halt for more than 24 hours Any unintentional release or escape of any substance that could cause personal injury, e. Specific Injuries Fractures excluding fingers, thumbs and toes. If you feel that your employer failed to report an accident at work that left you with injuries to the relevant authorities, you should seek legal advice.
If you feel that your employer failed to report an accident at work that left you with injuries to the relevant authorities, you should seek legal advice.
Consequently the employee did as he was advised. The important thing was the accident investigated and any action required actually carried out, now that would do more to prevent it happening again. This seven day period does not include the day of the accident, but does include weekends and rest days. Other evidence an accident at work solicitor can use when building a case against your employer includes the following: A medical report of your injuries provided by a doctor or other medical professional which was carried out at the time of the accident Photos of where the incident occurred — if available CCTV footage can also be used to strengthen an accident at work claim that has not been reported Photos of the injuries you sustained before you received any treatment Witness statements Records of other accidents at the place you worked whether from the Accident Report Book or from other sources A specialist accident at work solicitor would be able to provide essential advice on how to proceed with a claim should your employer have failed to record or report an incident that left you with injuries in the workplace.