What to do in the event of an accident
Having an accident is not something that anyone ever plans – not if they are even remotely normal in the head. So that makes preparing for an accident, or knowing what to do in the case of an accident, a difficult thing. However, in some respects that is almost what you need to do – prepare – if you are going to be able to make a successful East Hertfordshire no win no fee claim.
When it comes to making an East Hertfordshire no win no fee claim it can be difficult to provide the right evidence of your eligibility to claim if you have not taken the necessary steps following your accident. But what do you know are the right steps to take?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we thought we would provide you with some information on the things that you might need to do to help you make an East Hertfordshire ‘no win, no fee’ claim. Our solicitors have plenty of experience when it comes to making such claims, and therefore know what things would be useful to help them ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Seek medical attention
One of the first things you should do following an accident is seek medical attention. This may be via the First Aider on site, or through a paramedic if the situation is urgent. If you are well enough to be able to wait, then it is still advisable to seek the advice of your GP or any other medical professional as quickly as possible.
It goes without saying that if you are injured you may want to seek out medical treatment, however this is also an important step when it comes to making an East Hertfordshire ‘no win, no fee’ claim. If you seek attention then you this will be documented in your medical records. This in turn provides valuable evidence for the injuries you have suffered, which can be used by your solicitors.
It is also important that as soon as is practicable you report your accident to the relevant individual. If you had an accident at work then report it to your manager who can take the appropriate steps. If you have had an accident in a public place then report it to the owner or other member of staff and make sure that the incident is logged in the business Accident Report Book.
Your solicitor will then be able to use that as evidence that the accident occurred where and when you said, and how you said it did.
Making an East Hertfordshire ‘no win, no fee’ claim
Arguably these are the two most important things you can do following your accident when it comes to making an East Hertfordshire ‘no win, no fee’ claim.
Your solicitors will then go through the 30 second test with you to establish that you are entitled to make a claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 17th October 2014
Author: David Brown