To receive treatment or compensation after injury or accident in a public or private place, the injured person – or trusted support person – will need to take a few immediate steps. To help make this process as simple and stress-free as possible, the Legal GP have summarised the key steps below. Read on!
If you are injured in a public or private place there are several steps that you should take as soon as possible to best protect your interests. If you’re unable to perform some of these actions due to your injury, ask a trusted companion, friend, relative or witness to assist.
Immediate Steps Post-Injury (Basic):
- Seek medical attention (GP) and obtain certification to ensure records are kept.
- If applicable, notify property owner or occupier, event manager or person of authority of the site. Keep records of who, what and when.
- Record contact details of any witnesses or bystanders to the event.
- Take photos that may help to illustrate how the injury occurred.
- Engage a trusted legal professional as soon as possible.
Note: Legal action must commence within three years of injury. As there is much to do within this period, the process can take time. It is important to seek advice as soon as possible. The sooner the other party (landowner/ occupier/ manager) is formally notified, the better.
If you are looking for more information or are ready to commence the claims process, arrange a free, no-obligation appointment with Mark Ryan, the Legal GP. It is never too early to get advice!