What is the importance of Incident Reporting?

Incident reports provide a very important function in both the recording of the details of an incident and in assisting the insurers and lawyers in your legal defence if required.

Incident reports are your tool as a coach to record the details of the incident from your perspective and to record important details such as the details of any witnesses. It is important to remember that a claim can be brought against you at any time within the legal statute of limitations which can extend for many years and often means that your recollection of events may be hazy by the time it comes to defending a claim. This is where incident reports play a vital role in recording contemporaneous details so they can be used to assist in defending you.

As incident reports are your own record of the incident, they should not be provided to the injured party and do not require signing by any other party.