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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident injuries on the roads


    Accident injuries on the roads

    Accident injuries

    A road traffic accident can result in any number of accident injuries. The commonest are:

    Whiplash

    In which the accident injuries are largely unseen, but the sufferer feels a great deal of pain from the strain on the neck muscles and tendons when the head is thrown around as a result of the impact

    Back Injury

    The back can suffer a variety of accident injuries, depending upon how the spine was shocked or twisted by the impact, or if the person was thrown from the vehicle. Back injuries present more difficulties in accident injuries claims because they can take longer to show up

    Brain and head injuries

    The main risk to the brain is from being shaken around inside the skull. Brain injuries can range from mild concussion to more serious trauma.

    Injuries to the face

    These days the introduction of airbags and seat belts have helped to prevent facial damage from broken windscreens, but cyclists, pedestrians and riders of any two wheel vehicle are more vulnerable to these kinds of accident injuries.

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    Mental Trauma

    Any violent physical impact and injury to oneself or witnessing it happen to others can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    Injuries can take time to show properly. This is why it is important after an accident and if considering making a claim for compensation, to record the nature of the injuries, diagnosis and treatment received and observe any on-going changes, improvements or deterioration, as a result of the injury. Anybody who has suffered a head injury must always be given a medical check-up, because head injuries are especially difficult to diagnose. Concussion can be delayed.

    If you have to deal with injuries at the scene of an accident, you should try to stop any bleeding from open wounds. If spinal or neck injury is suspected, it is generally a bad idea to try and move them; you could make their injuries worse. If people are in shock, try and move them to a quiet spot and cover them with a blanket, coat or jacket. Call the ambulance as soon as possible.

    Date Published: April 6, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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