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Your Rights in the Workplace

21st December 2009
By SmithSEO in Personal Injury
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Many workplace injuries can be avoided by following the basics of planning ahead, being organized, understanding the job required and following safety procedures. If machinery is faulty, or the right safety procedures are not in place however accidents do occur. Workers should not be expected to keep these kind of injuries ‘hush hush' out of fear.

One of the best things any worker can do for themselves is make sure that the medical treatment they receive is timely and honestly reported. You are within your rights to ask for a copy of any medical records about your case. Some work related injuries may not seem serious at the time but can develop complications later. By keeping your own records you have a better chance of winning any lawsuit that you may need later.

If you should witness injuries at your workplace always take a note of exactly what you saw and if you are in a position to do so take photos. You may be able to help someone else out at some stage.

As well as being aware of safety procedures in your workplace it is also a good idea to stay aware of just what your rights as a worker really are. No one wants to lose their job but no one should be bullied either. If you suspect that someone else may be liable for any injury you receive, or if your injury is under-rated always seek independent legal advice. Very often it will cost you nothing and it may well help you get the compensation you really deserve.

This article should not be misconstrued as legal advice.

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