How to Fill Out Accident Report Forms

by Contributor; Updated September 26, 2017

Accident report forms are used to document employee and customer injuries that occur on the worksite. This often serves as protection for the individual or the business should someone be found directly responsible for the worksite accident. Here is how to properly fill out an accident report form.

Step 1

Get the name of the person who had the accident injury. They will also likely need to sign the accident report form.

Step 2

Use the accident report forms to document what happened, and how the individual was injured. Include as many details as you can accurately recall from the accident.

Step 3

Record on the accident report form the date and time of the injury. Also include the names of any other people who were present at the scene of the accident.

Step 4

Get the name of the person who had the accident injury. They will also likely need to sign the accident report form.

Step 5

Note what action was taken due to the accident. Did the individual need a simple band-aide or was an ambulance called in to help? Thorough documentation is very important on accident report forms.

Step 6

When it comes to workplace accidents, it's better safe than sorry; be overly cautious and fill out an accident report form after every injury in order to protect your business.

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