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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

    Accident at work in Forest of Dean


    An accident at work in Forest of Dean can be a scary and confusing ordeal, and it can be difficult to know what to do and say. However, there are a number of things that you can and should do to protect your rights and aid your recovery.

    Tips for dealing with an accident at work in Forest of Dean

    1. Check yourself for any visible injuries
      It is very important to seek medical attention right away, even if you feel OK. If you have sustained injuries and need treatment, discuss your options with your doctor. If surgery is needed then this is something that you should strongly consider. Any decisions you make with regards to your treatment will affect your recovery.
    2. Inform your employer
      This is an important step, even if you are not seriously injured. Your employer will need you to record the details of your accident in their accident book so that they can investigate the cause of your accident and take steps to prevent others from suffering from similar injuries.
    3. Take photographs
      If you have a camera to hand, make sure you take pictures of the accident scene, and any injuries you have suffered. If you are unable to take pictures, ask a colleague to do so on your behalf.
    4. Gather witness information
      If you are well enough to do so, look to see if there were any witnesses to your accident. Obtain their names, addresses and phone numbers for future reference.
    5. Keep records
      It is important to keep records of all the losses you encounter, including private medical treatment charges and nursing care costs. Make sure you keep your solicitor informed about all the bills you have paid or need to pay. They will be able to help you to keep your claim on track.
    6. Avoid giving any statements to your employer’s insurer
      Your employer’s insurer may contact you for information about your accident. However, it is advisable that you do not give them any recorded statements without first consulting a solicitor.
    7. Consult a solicitor
      If you plan to pursue compensation for your accident at work in Forest of Dean, it is advisable to call the Accident Advice Helpline and tell us about your claim. We may be able to offer you 100% no win, no fee representation.

    Date Published: 29th December 2014

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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