As mentioned, your immediate concern after being injured in a workplace accident should always be to get your injuries checked by a medic. The first port of call will be the company’s designated first aider, which, by law, every company must have.

If you were seriously injured, someone should take you straight to A&E. A work colleague should accompany you; if you are fit to do so, you must insist that someone does.

If the injury is less severe, you should still act cautiously. After the first aider has treated you, follow up by visiting a doctor or A&E . You should do this for health reasons first and consider making a claim afterwards.

If, for instance, you received a blow to the head, e.g., from banging your head on the floor following a slip, trip or fall accident, there is a distinct danger of getting a delayed concussion. To ensure you haven’t suffered a concussion, see a doctor immediately.

See the doctor again if you still suffer symptoms several weeks after the first consultation.

Should you claim personal injury compensation after an accident at work, you must allow any medical experts instructed as part of the claim to have permission to view your medical records.

Your notes will show that you promptly reacted to any ongoing symptoms or problems by getting treatment from your GP.