An accredited personal injury solicitor will advise you in the event of an accident but it is worth noting that employers have a duty to make sure you are safe while you work.

a sunderland personal injury solicitor checklistLaws are in place to ensure your employer protect you takes into account your safety, health and general welfare at work.

If you have been injured at while carrying out your everyday work it is worth doing the following: Go and see your GP or go to hospital depending on the seriousness of the injury.

All employers have an accident log book – make sure the incident is recorded as soon as possible. Make a note of the names and contact details of any witnesses to the accident. It is also a good idea to take photographs with your smartphone or camera.

It is advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor. Most will offer a free consultation but make sure they are Law Society approved and members of APIL.

If you are in a trade union give them a call. Most unions offer a legal advice service and usually the services of a personal injury solicitor for free.

Most employers are responsible and should be approached with regard to support. Many have medical treatment schemes running.

All employers need employers liability insurance. Once notified their insurance company will deal with any issues. If injured you should also contact the Health and Safety Executive to give them details of the incident.


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