07/06/2019 0 Comments
What Should You Do After An Accident At Work? Flanagan & Little Solicitors
Accidents at work are unfortunate events and can often lead to a loss of earnings and decrease in quality of life
Accidents at work are unfortunate events and can often lead to a loss of earnings and decrease in quality of life. If you find yourself involved in a workplace accident, we at Flanagan & Little Solicitors recommend taking the following steps:
Seek Medical Attention
If you are injured, your first priority should always be to seek medical attention to receive any treatment you may need. The medical provider will document your injuries and the treatment received, all of which is important if you intend to pursue a claim for personal injury* compensation.
Request An Accident Report Form
You should ask that an accident report form be compiled by a manager or supervisor. You should only sign the report if it is accurate and represents what really happened.
Seek Witness Accounts
If there were witnesses to the accident, you should request their contact details in case you need them to make a statement on your behalf. You should also check whether there is any CCTV footage of the incident.
If there were any witnesses, get their contact details in case you need to get statements from them.
Speak To A Solicitor
If you do decide to pursue a personal injury claim as a result of an accident at work, you should speak with an experienced solicitor who will be able to guide you through the claims process. At Flanagan & Little, we have a sterling reputation for our legal services and would be happy to advise you.
* In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement