At Accident Advice Helpline we advise you to visit a doctor after an injury. This way you will have proof of your injuries whilst getting the help you need. Too often, even if they feel pain, people refuse to go the doctor or hospital after getting into a serious accident. Shock often masks the true nature of injuries. Internal bleeding can occur without you realising, affecting your organs until you feel severe pain further down the line. Even if you don’t feel pain, it’s important that you go the doctor or hospital immediately after a slip, trip fall or accident of any kind to be completely sure that there is nothing wrong.
Why you should always visit a doctor after an injury
If you haven’t noticed your injuries yet and haven’t visited a doctor, it could be for a number of reasons. When you are in accidents which make you extremely stressed like car accidents or fires, your body creates extra amounts of adrenaline which helps hide any natural feelings of fear and pain, allowing you to do things which you wouldn’t normally. You’re often able to act faster than normal but it also means any injuries like broken bones and internal bleeding may go unnoticed for a while until the adrenaline subsides and then the pain washes over you in one big wave. For this reason, it’s hugely important to get checked out by a doctor who knows what they’re looking for.
Head injuries can result in behavioural changes and can take weeks to have any symptoms. Fatigue, slurred speech, memory loss, confusion and mood swings are all very important reasons to visit a doctor to check if you’ve suffered a serious head injury.
If you were in an accident and you suffered injuries, in order to claim, you need to go to the doctor in order to prove you were injured. At Accident Advice Helpline, with over 16 years of experience in personal injury claims, we are dedicated to helping you seek compensation.
Call us to claim compensation for your injuries today
With the number of people who are allowed to get off without being brought to justice, we implore you to claim for compensation and pursue what you are due. If you have suffered an injury in the last three years that was someone else’s fault and you sought medical attention in the aftermath, you are likely eligible for compensation. Call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take our 30-second online test.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice