Hypothermia can be a fatal condition and recovering from an extreme version can be a long and tiring process. Hypothermia is caused when your body heat is reduced from 37 to 35.5 Celsius, causing your body to go into shock and slowly start to shut down.
How is hypothermia caused?
Hypothermia or extreme hypothermia can be caused by sudden exposure to cold, submersion in cold water or a injury from a serious travel accident.
What types of travel injuries can cause extreme hypothermia?
Any serious travel accident can potentially cause extreme hypothermia but the most common injuries include any head damage and burns.
What is the recovery process from hypothermia?
Mild hypothermia can be helped by warming the person up by covering them with blankets and making sure that any wet clothing is replaced with dry, warm clothes and hot water bottles. However, for extreme hypothermia, hospitalisation is likely and a course of IV drugs may be necessary, especially if the travel accident left them out in the cold for a prolonged period of time.
Recovery can be a slow process and in adults it can cause heart problems in the future as the extreme cold that it has been exposed to can cause permanent damage. This means that even years after your travel accident you could suffer with heart damage or a heart condition as a side-effect.
If you have been involved in a travel accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as travel injury compensation claims.
With over 10 years’ worth of experience our team of expert lawyers will help make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their travel injury without stepping foot in a court room.
To find out if you could make a travel accident claim speak to one of our friendly advisors on our 24-hour freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Alternatively, go online and take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see if you could be eligible to make a travel accident claim.