When an injury occurs in the workplace, you should notify your employer as soon as possible. Your employer should record the accident in the register of injuries. Where possible, you should also get your treating doctor to fill out a medical report, detailing your injuries.
The steps involved in a claim normally include:
Once these steps are complete, you should start to receive provisional payments within 7 days of the notification of injury. Claims are not always accepted. Sometimes, for example if there is insufficient information to determine liability, your claim may not be accepted and provisional payments will not begin.
We know how important it is, if injured, for you to receive compensation as soon as possible. You may not be able to work, or carry out important tasks around the house. To ensure that you provide the appropriate evidence to support your claim, we recommend that you seek the advice of one of our compensation experts immediately.