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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."

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    Why you need to see a doctor after an accident


    The most obvious reason that you need to see a doctor after an accident is that you need medical treatment. You also need to make sure that there are no complications that could occur after treatment and that any medication you take does not give you side effects. It is worth noting that there are other reasons to see a doctor after an accident.

    Getting an idea of medical costs

    A doctor ought to be able to give you an idea of how much your prescription charges will be. They may also give details of whether or not you need specialist treatment or physiotherapy. This can potentially be very expensive so it is important to take notes as they tell you this.

    Report your symptoms

    Some people can be cynical about conditions, such as whiplash, where the symptoms appear some time after an accident. However it is a medical fact that certain conditions do not show until some time afterwards. A medical professional is better positioned to consider whether you have a condition and if so whether it was affected by your accident.

    Confirming you have a condition

    A doctor can look at your symptoms and be able to tell you whether or not you have a condition. The problem is some people can look up a condition online and think they have the condition. It is better to get a medical opinion on this.

    Get proof of a condition

    Doctors can also provide evidence showing that you have a condition. This can be vital when you have to process a claim to show that someone has given you treatment and diagnosed your condition and that you sought treatment for it.

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    Making a link

    Another crucial aspect of this is that a doctor may also be able to show if that condition is linked with an accident or environment. For example if you have a lung condition it may as a result of asbestos exposure. If this can be linked to your working environment and your employer was aware of the presence of asbestos and did not take sufficient steps to remove the asbestos then you can be entitled to compensation.

    Why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline has a large nationwide team of injury solicitors including a number that specialise in medical conditions. We have been representing clients for over 13 years and have helped a large number of them get compensation. If you have had an accident or suffered from a condition due to circumstances that were not your fault we can help you get compensation. The helpline is open 24 hours a day so contact us to see what we can do for you!

    Date Published: November 18, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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