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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

    No pain immediately so it isn’t serious?

    When an accident happens, whether it is a slip, trip or fall, road traffic accident or other incident, you often feel pain straightaway if you are injured. But if you don’t hurt straight away, does that mean you haven’t been seriously injured? Accident Advice Helpline investigates.

    If I get injured in road traffic accidents will I more than likely feel pain straight away?

    This is a difficult question because sometimes the victim of a car traffic accident may not feel pain straight away. This may be because he or she is in shock, which is often caused by lack of blood flow around the body. Shock can be a very dangerous symptom, as paramedics and doctors cannot tell immediately how severe an internal injury may be if the victim is not be feeling much pain.

    Does this mean that if I don’t feel pain from a road traffic accident straightaway, it is not serious?

    Not at all. As mentioned above, shock can mask some very serious pain and with this, a very serious road traffic injury. So even if the patient is not in much pain right away, this does not mean the injury isn’t serious. Once the shock wears off any pain and injury caused to the body becomes apparent and the victim or patient can suddenly be in a lot of pain, which is when medical assistance will be needed – as much or more than when they were in shock.

    But, if you have been involved in a car accident in the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a road traffic accident injury claim. Consult the easy 30 second compensation calculator to find out if you have a good case to claim. Alternatively, Accident Advice Helpline’s  phone lines are available 24/7 for you to speak to someone who can advise you on the process, to make this as easy and stress free for you as possible. You may not even have to go to court to claim.

    Date Published: September 2, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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