Accident At Work Procedure

Accident At Work ProcedureAccident At Work Solicitors Belfast – Accident At Work Procedure

If you have been injured while working, it is important to follow the correct accident at work procedure. This is because you need to make sure you receive the help and treatment you need.  Also, you need to ensure that proper records of the incident exist. The records will form part of the evidence if you bring a claim for compensation.

At McGee Solicitors, our personal injury lawyers can advise you on the steps to take after an accident. We have experience in securing compensation for clients with a range of injuries, from minor to complex and life-changing injuries.

You will find our team to be friendly and easy to talk to. We genuinely care about the outcome we achieve for our clients and if you ask us to represent you, you can be sure that we will do all we can to secure the best possible compensation payment for your injuries.

If you would like to speak to one of our work accident claim solicitors, please ring us for a free initial consultation. Call us on 028 71 229 343 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and an expert work accident claims lawyer in Belfast will ring you back to discuss what has happened.

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What Should You Do If You Have An Accident At Work?

Below are the main initial steps in the accident at work procedure to ensure you safeguard your position:

Medical Attention

Your first action if you are injured at work should be to seek medical help. If the injuries are serious, an ambulance should be called for you. If they are less serious, you should be taken to the accident and emergency department of a hospital.

Where possible, take photos of your injuries early on and as any bruises develop. You should make sure that you attend all follow-up appointments that are made for you, to include therapy appointments later on.

Report The Accident To Your Supervisor

Your supervisor or manager should be made aware of what has happened straightaway. This will start the recording process of your accident, which will be important later on when you make a claim. It may also be a requirement of your employment contract that any injuries are formally reported.

It is also important to report the accident because your employer may need to make the area safe to avoid anyone else being injured in the same way.

Accident Book

It is essential that your accident is entered into your employer’s accident book. An employer is required by law to maintain this and it will form part of the evidence in your case.

You should give your employer the details of what happened so that this can be made into an accident report. You are entitled to see a copy of what they have written and if any of the information is inaccurate, you should advise them and ask that it is amended.

Take Photos

If possible, you should take photos of the scene of the accident and anything else that is relevant, such as a slipping or tripping hazard or failed machinery. You can also take video of the area and surrounding space. Securing as much evidence as possible in the early stages can be very helpful later on, particularly if people cannot remember all of the details.

If there is a CCTV camera in the vicinity, you are entitled to request a copy of the footage of your accident. This can be of particular assistance in establishing what happened. You should request this formally and as soon as you can as footage is often deleted on a regular basis.

Witness Details

If anyone else was present when the accident happened or has relevant information, you should request their contact details so that they can be asked for a statement. This could be extremely helpful in supporting your case.

Seek Expert Representation

You are strongly advised to speak to a solicitor without delay. If you ask us to make a claim on your behalf, we will step in straightaway to start putting evidence together while the incident is still fresh in everyone’s memories.

You should not agree to anything or sign anything or give any interviews before speaking to a solicitor as there is a risk that you could inadvertently damage your case.

Accident At Work ProcedureWhy Choose McGee Solicitors For Accident At Work Claim?

Some of the main reasons our clients choose us for their work accident compensation claim are:

  • Genuine legal expertise in the accident compensation claim sector
  • Outstanding service
  • Our guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
  • Full protection against legal costs available
  • A free initial consultation


Our work accident lawyers have many years of experience in representing clients in personal injury compensation claims. We have an in-depth knowledge of both legal procedure and personal injury law and we are comfortable dealing with major insurers and their legal teams.

Exceptional Service

We understand how daunting it can be to bring a claim against your employer. You will find our solicitors to be friendly and supportive throughout your time with us. You can ring us whenever you want to discuss your case and we will be happy to answer your questions. We will also keep you updated as to progress.

Our 100% Compensation Guarantee

We believe that you should keep all of any damages payment that is awarded to you after an accident and for that reason, we guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation.

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Full Legal Costs Protection

We know that legal costs are often a major concern and there are several ways in which you can protect yourself.
We can arrange legal costs insurance on your behalf if you wish. This will give you cover in the event that you do not win your case. If you do win, a modest premium will be deducted from your award.

We can also discuss with you whether you are eligible for Legal Aid. If you are, we can apply for this on your behalf.

If you are successful in your claim, you can expect your employer’s insurer to pay your legal costs.

Free Consultation

We know that you may have lots of questions about the accident at work procedure and how to start the claims process. We offer a free initial consultation with an expert work accident lawyer so that you can ask us anything you want and discuss what the first steps are in securing work accident compensation.

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Contact Our Work Accident Solicitors Belfast

If you have been hurt while working and you would like to discuss the accident at work procedure and how to make a claim we will be happy to talk matters through with you.

Our team are friendly and sympathetic and we will do all we can to help you as you make your claim for work accident compensation.

For a free initial consultation, call us on 028 71 229 343 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and you will be able to speak to one of our expert work accident compensation claims solicitors in Belfast.


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      March 14, 2023