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Simple step-by-step advice on what to do in the event of an accident

  • Ensure the safety of yourself and others at the accident scene
  • If necessary dial 999. If at work or in a shop there may be a first aider on site
  • Obtain names and mobile numbers of others in accident, witnesses and police officers
  • If in a road traffic accident record registration numbers and makes of vehicles. Also if on a bus, obtain the number printed inside the bus
  • Take photographs and videos of vehicles or the hazard that caused the accident. Try and measure the tripping edge if a trip accident
  • If necessary, telephone your breakdown company to remove vehicles. Take your belongings with you
  • Are there CCTV cameras at accident scene? If so try and preserve footage by contacting the operator
  • Report the accident to your own insurance company
  • If there is one, ensure that the Accident Record Book is completed
  • Tell the medical staff (paramedics, doctors, GP) how your accident happened
  • You may need to report the accident to the police, even if you have left the scene
  • Keep a diary of events
  • Note down your injuries and take photographs
  • Keep a diary of expenses
  • Keep receipts
  • Keep wage slips
  • You may be eligible for Benefits, make enquiries
  • You may still claim if the other driver has no insurance

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The above is not an exhaustive list.  It is intended as a guide only. The points listed may not always apply to your accident. There may be other steps which you must take which are not listed here.