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Being involved in a workplace accident can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many people are unsure of the appropriate steps to take immediately following such an incident.

While employers are responsible for implementing measures to reduce workplace accidents, it’s crucial to follow certain procedures if you find yourself a victim. These steps can help safeguard your well-being and protect your interests.

Here’s a guide on what to do after a workplace accident:

1. Prioritise Your Health

Your immediate concern should be your health. Seek first aid as soon as possible, as every workplace is legally required to have a first aid kit and a trained first aider. If necessary, visit a hospital promptly.

Even if your injuries seem minor initially, they could develop into a more serious condition without proper treatment. Having a doctor document your injuries right away establishes a clear connection between the accident and your injuries.

2. Report the Accident

Ensure you report the accident to your manager and colleagues, especially if you were alone when it happened. Follow your workplace’s accident reporting protocols. This is crucial for any future compensation claims or inquiries.

3. Document Your Symptoms

Maintain a detailed record of all your symptoms, even if healthcare professionals have noted them. Sometimes, doctors and nurses might focus on what appears to be the most serious injury, potentially overlooking other issues. A comprehensive record can be invaluable for your medical and legal follow-up.

4. Track Your Expenses and Losses

Keep records of all expenses and losses related to the accident. This includes medical bills, lost wages, and any other financial impact. Providing detailed information to your solicitor can help recover these costs.

5. Seek Legal Advice

Consult with experienced solicitors to understand your rights and options. They can answer any questions and keep you updated on your claim’s progress. DMA Law can help determine your eligibility for work injury compensation and guide you through the process.

Following these steps can help ensure your health is prioritised and your legal rights are protected after a workplace accident.

How DMA Law can help:

DMA Law understands that each client’s situation is unique. Our experienced team helps with various types of personal injury and accident claims, such as workplace accidents, road traffic accidents, public and private property accidents, package holiday accidents, criminal injuries, and sports injuries.

Our team of highly experienced lawyers includes members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and will be by your side every step of the way. Whatever your need or enquiry, please fill in our online contact form and we will get in touch.