Dealing with these situations on your own is hard enough when you have spent a lifetime in the workforce. As a young worker facing these situations for the first time, it is a whirlwind. Often, you could be asked to speak to people – perhaps an accident investigator or HR – but you feel that they are trying to dismiss your concerns or twist the situation. To best handle this, seek representation and refer everyone to your solicitor.
Of course, it can feel intimidating to say no and refer people to your representation but it is much easier than being questioned, having your story misconstrued, or feeling as though you cannot take some control of the situation.
In all cases, don’t feel like speaking up means confrontation. Being heard is your right and if addressed politely but firmly, you should be able to confidently resolve the issue and get back to work with minimal fuss.
If you have been involved in a workplace accident and suffered an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, and to arrange a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim, please call Stacks Goudkamp on 1800 251 800 or alternatively make an online enquiry.