Blood bruises are one of the most common consequences of accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents. If you’ve suffered severe bruising, internal injuries, fractures or serious, long-term health complications as a result of a work accident, a fall or a car crash, which wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation.
What causes bruises?
Bruising occurs when small blood vessels known as capillaries, which are located beneath the skin, rupture; you may notice bruising if you slip or trip, you fall over, you bang yourself or your body comes into contact with a hard surface or an object, such as a ball or stick when you are playing sport. Bruises tend to be purple in colour, but they can also be yellow, green, red and grey. Some people bruise more easily than others and bruising is more noticeable on fair skin.
When is bruising dangerous?
In the vast majority of cases, bruising is nothing to worry about. Although bruises can be painful and sore, they tend to heal independently. In the case of severe bruising, it can take several weeks, even months, for a bruise to fade, but other symptoms, such as swelling and pain, should subside much sooner.
If you notice abnormal bruising, you suffer from pain following an injury or an accident on the road, which is getting worse, or you suddenly start to bruise easily without injuring yourself, this may be a sign of internal injuries or an underlying health issue and you should seek medical advice.
Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent bruising, but there are some easy steps you can follow to help prevent accidents, which may result in bruising, including:
- always wear a seat belt
- wear protective equipment when playing sport
- wear suitable footwear and avoid hurrying to prevent slips and trips
- drive safely at all times
If you would like to claim personal injury compensation for a road accident which wasn’t your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our reputable law firm was established in 2000, with the goal of providing consumers with an easy, hassle-free means of claiming car crash compensation for injuries and illnesses they sustained through no fault of their own.
The firm is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen and employs an experienced team of personal injury lawyers and operates on a no-win no-fee* basis. Call us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information.