Moffat & Co Solicitors

Moffat & Co Solicitors
Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors Scotland
PO Box 28287
0131 662 6988
0131 667 8175

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What Should I Do Following An Accident At Work?

If you have had an accident in the workplace you should ensure that you have taken the right steps to deal with it properly. This is because if you decide to make a work accident claim against your employer you will need to be able to provide certain evidence to substantiate your claim.

1. Get treatment

The first thing you need to do following an accident at work is to get yourself to a GP or an Accident & Emergency department to get treatment for your injuries. Your health is your first priority and it is important that you get on the mend. Visiting a health professional will ensure that you are given the correct medical treatment, a proper diagnosis and your injury will be noted down on your medical record. This record of your injury will be important if you decide to make a work accident claim as your lawyer will have to show a temporal link between your symptoms and your accident.

2. Accident book

The accident you have had will also need to be recorded in the accident book at your place of work, this will also serve as evidence for your claim. All employers should have an accident book. If your employer does not mention recording the accident, mention it to them and ensure that you are happy with the description of the accident that is noted down. When you are happy with the accident book entry make sure that you have signed it.

3. Keep records

Keep a record of the progression of both your physical and psychological injuries. Many people decide to do this in the form of a written and/or photographic diary. Also keep records of any financial losses that you have suffered as a direct result of your accident. If you decide to make a work accident claim you will need to provide your lawyer with this information and if you have a good record this will make the process easier and more accurate. A good record will help ensure that your claim receives a fair valuation.

4. Get a lawyer

You do not need to make a work accident claim, but if you have had an accident that was not your fault, you are likely to want the financial compensation you deserve. From the date of the accident you have three years within which to make a work accident claim. Instructing a lawyer sooner is better as your injuries will be at their most prominent and your memory of the accident will be at its most vivid. Also, it will be easier for your lawyer to show that the accident you had directly caused your injuries and losses. This will all increase your likelihood of success. Make sure you choose a lawyer who specialises in work accident claims.

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Since contacting Stan I was continously informed of the development and progress of each step of my claim. Stan was persistent and patient throughout the whole process and reassured me he would win me the compensation I deserved - and he was true to his word. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my claim and this is all thanks to Stan.


My case was dealt with personally by Stan Moffat and what a brilliant guy. His office contacted me personally by telephone at the start of my claim to explain who they were and what they would be doing for me. All through the case I was kept fully informed of all actions either by e-mail or by letter and reassured by Stan several times of any queries I had.

It is very seldom that a solicitor will take the time to speak personally at any time with you without getting run through secretaries etc. I commend this man for that as this was a very upsetting and important time for me and he did everything in his power to make this as easy and as swift as possible for me.

I highly recommend the service that this firm brings and the speed that they move at.

J McMahon

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