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Seven things you should do following an accident

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If you are involved in an accident there are some things you can do to help us to acheive the best possible outcome for your claim.

1. Take photographs at the scene

Take photographic evidence of the scene including anything that may have caused the accident to occur.

2. Report the accident

Report the accident to either to the council, if you’ve fallen in the street, to the property owner or manager if you have injured yourself indoors, or to your supervisor if you have had an accident at work. Ask to see the accident book, and take a photograph of it.

3. Seek medical help if you can

Whilst this may be more difficult at the moment, if you need medical assistance, then be sensible about getting the help you need. If you can, speak to your GP on the telephone and advise them of what has happened, and your symptoms.

4.Get witness details, if possible

 Any supporting evidence from an independent witness may prove invaluable later on.

5. Keep a diary

Keep a diary of how you are feeling, and how the accident is affecting you. Take regular photographs if you have a wound, scarring or bruising.

6. Keep receipts and make a written note of any expenses you have to pay out

This will prove very important during the claim, if you wish to be reimbursed for any losses.

7. Do your research before appointing a solicitor

A good personal injury lawyer will have the experience and the ability to help you through the process of making a claim.  They will need information from you to help them to deal with your claim, but if you follow the steps above, you should both be armed with all the information they need to help your case to run smoothly.

If you have been injured as a result of an accident you can call our experienced personal injury team on 0161 696 6235.