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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What you need to do immediately after an accident

    When an accident occurs it can be a scary time. At this point it is only natural to panic and feel stressed. Ironically this stress can make the situation worse.

    Therefore it is a good idea to be prepared and know what you need to do immediately after an accident.

    Get treatment

    If someone else has been injured then it is vital that they get treatment and this should be a priority after an injury.

    Ideally an organisation arranging travel or a workplace ought to have someone in the group who has first aid training.

    If not then it is worth going online and looking at tutorials to give you basic first aid knowledge.

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    If you are injured

    • Take deep breaths
    • Stay calm
    • If you suspect you have a back, neck or spinal injury avoid moving as much as possible.
    • Get someone to call the emergency services
    • Get medical treatment

    In a car accident

    Whether you are driving for the first time or a veteran of the roads it is a good idea to have a pen, notepad and disposable camera.

    Not only are these very cheaply available but they also mean that in the event of an accident you can note down the details of who is involved in an accident, the police officer and also the number of passengers and details of any damage.

    This can be vital both as evidence and also as a counter to any fraudulent claims. Sadly some people have been known to falsify details in order to defraud insurance companies so any evidence you can show can be useful in preventing this.

    In the workplace

    All accidents in the workplace ought to be recorded in an accident log book. If the company does not do this then they need to start doing as soon as possible.

    This shows that the company takes the safety of their employees seriously and also shows that they are properly following health and safety guidelines.

    Why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline

    You do not necessarily have to wait to contact Accident Advice Helpline until you are certain you want to make a claim.

    With over 13 years of experience, we can also talk to you about the grey areas where we can clarify what you can and cannot claim for.

    Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day so there is always someone to talk to and we have been praised for our customer service helping people with their claims. Don’t delay, contact us today.

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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