– Seek medical attention from your GP or local hospital as soon as possible following the injury
– Make sure that the accident has been reported to your employer, and has been entered into the Accident Book
– If your injury has stopped you from working for three days or more, it should be reported to the Health & Safety Executive by your employer. Find out if this has been done
– Keep copies of your training records and any emails your company sends you about safety. In some instances, these can be sent out after an accident as a defensive measure
– If you can, and it is safe to do so, take photographs of the scene of your accident, or the equipment that caused it
– Try to stay in touch with your colleagues. This could help if statements are required from them. They may even be able to provide information that will help your personal injury compensation claim
– Keep a diary recording how the injury has affected you, what you have spent on pain relief and travel expenses, and what help you have required as a result of the accident. Remember to include any psychological symptoms including shock, sleepless nights, etc.
– Document everything you spend to aid your recovery. Keep receipts for anything paid for including lost income, prescription expenses, travel expenses, etc. These can all form part of your claim for compensation.