Accident books


Accident books are a method of recording accidents that have occurred in work places and sometimes in places where members of the public visit e.g. shops, cinemas and restaurants. However, not all accidents are entered into accident books.

Accident books and road traffic accidents

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault then you can call Accident Advice Helpline straight away. They can use a unique 30-second test which will collect the details of the accident and of your injuries and will work out whether your claim is likely to succeed. You then decide whether to go ahead with the claim or not. Don’t worry if you did not ring straight after the accident because you have up to three years to make a claim. Accident books are not usually involved in road traffic accident claims. However, there will be other sorts of records and information that will be used to work out how much compensation you finally get. They include:

  • Details of the accident
  • Weather conditions at the time of the accident
  • Condition of the roads
  • Details of all vehicles involved
  • Pictures/sketch plan of the scene
  • Witness accounts
  • Details of your injuries
  • Details of how long you took to recover
  • Details of any chronic (long-term) or permanent disabilities
  • Details of hospital appointments
  • Details of operations/surgery/therapy
  • Details of any psychological symptoms
  • Medical assessment report prepared by a doctor

Accident books in the workplace

Employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. If you have been injured in an accident at your place of work which was not your fault then you may also be able to claim compensation. The best way to find out more about this is to contact a compensation provider. They have expertise in all sorts of accidents, whether they were recorded in accident books or not. You can call Accident Advice Helpline anytime of the day, that’s 24/7. This means that if you were injured whilst working a night shift you can still contact them. You can trust the advice as they are endorsed by TV consumer champion, Esther Rantzen.

Workplace accidents should be entered into accident books. This allows the circumstances of the accident to be reviewed and hopefully prevents it happening again. Workplace accidents can include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals
  • Dangerous machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Falls from a height
  • Crushing between machinery
  • Electrocution
  • Exposure to radiation

Accident Advice Helpline can allocate you a personal injury lawyer who has expertise in handling work place accident claims. They will be selected for you from one of our large team of specialist lawyers located throughout the country. You will not have to pay any money up front to get this legal support. The no win, no fee*’ arrangement does not require this. Your claim will probably be dealt with over the telephone and very few cases appear in court. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.

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