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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

    The psychological impact of causing a car accident

    The psychological impact of causing a car accident can be severe. Many people who blame themselves for car accidents may experience extreme guilt and require counselling to help them make sense of the events. If someone died or sustained long-term injuries in the accident, the guilt can be particular tough to cope with. The psychological….

    Can you claim against the council for a pothole injury?

    Have you suffered an injury because of a pothole in the road? If so, you may be able to get compensation for your accident. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have vast experience in getting compensation for pothole injuries and can help you cover any costs you’ve incurred because of your unfortunate experience. Talk to us….

    How claiming compensation can help with the financial loss of personal injuries

    Before examining how claiming can help with the financial loss of personal injuries, let’s look at what constitutes as financial loss. Financial loss of personal injuries The financial loss of personal injuries includes three main components, namely: The cost of personal property damaged during an accident. In a cycling accident, for example, this could be the….

    What documents and evidence do you need to prove liability?

    If you’ve been injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be considering getting in touch with a law firm and finding out more about claiming compensation. If you wish to pursue a claim, you’ll need to prove that you were not liable. To do this, you’ll need to provide supporting documents and….

    Can you sue if a massage leads to an injury getting worse?

    If a massage leads to an injury or makes an existing injury worse, then it’s important to know your rights regarding injury compensation. After all, people typically go for a massage for one of three reasons: Therapeutic relaxation Injury rehabilitation Recovery from sports activity Therefore, having a massage lead to an injury can be a….

    How to treat a hamstring injury

    Anyone who has played rugby or football before will tell you that one of the most common injuries you can suffer is a hamstring injury. You can suffer the injury due to poor stretching, over stretching or getting cold during a game and then having to sprint which causes the muscle damage as the sudden….

    Why you should always visit a doctor after an injury

    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….

    When should you book physiotherapy after an injury

    Physiotherapy can help significantly in recovering from an injury after a slip, trip or fall, for instance. Booking physiotherapy after an injury is therefore often advised by doctors. The question is when is the best time to book physiotherapy? When should you book physiotherapy after an injury? You should book physiotherapy after an injury as….

    Claiming when inadequate examinations lead to missed fractures

    Being rushed into a hospital’s accident and emergency department following a road traffic accident or a slip, trip or fall is meant to ensure any injuries sustained during such accidents are diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible. Occasionally, however, inadequate examinations result in missed fractures, which could have long-lasting effects on your injury. Reasons….

    How long does a whiplash claim take to settle?

    The aftermath of suffering whiplash injuries can be a daunting, unsettling and disturbing time. Understandably, people are extremely concerned when it comes to the physical health of essential body areas such as the head, neck and back – all of which are likely to be affected in an accident which results in whiplash symptoms. Whiplash….

    How long do whiplash symptoms last for?

    Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that occurs following a variety of accidents. Though it is commonly associated with car crashes and other road traffic accidents, any incident that causes a sudden movement of the head and neck can cause whiplash injuries. When you ask ‘how long do whiplash symptoms last for’ there….

    How to deal with a boxing head injury

    How to deal with a boxing head injury depends on the type and severity of injury sustained. A minor cut, for example, would require nothing more than cleaning of the wound and perhaps a couple of stitches. A concussion may necessitate a boxing match to be stopped and the affected boxer getting some rest. A….

    Top tips on returning to sport after injury

    Sports injuries are very common. If you participate in sporting activities, there is almost always a risk of injury in training or competition. Some sports are more dangerous than others, but even the safest-seeming activities can harbour hazards. If you’ve had to take some time out, it’s important to pace yourself and allow recovery time….

    Injured after touching a rusty nail in the park

    You’ve put your hand on a rusty nail in the park, what to do now? If you’re visiting a public park, you’re probably looking forward to playing with the kids, or enjoying a picnic in the sunshine with friends. There may be a degree of risk when it comes to slips, trips and falls, but….

    Injured in an accident you’re not responsible for

    Have you been injured in an accident that you’re not responsible for? Are you wondering if you could claim compensation? If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident, which wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a successful personal injury claim. Call us now if you’ve been injured at work or you’ve….

    How long after suffering an injury should you seek treatment?

    It is highly recommended to seek treatment for all injuries, even if they appear to be minor, as soon after they occurred as possible. Here is why. Why you should seek treatment There are three reasons why you should seek treatment for personal injuries as quickly as possible. Infection: The first reason to seek treatment promptly is the fact….

    Treating deep vein thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the medical term for blood clots which develop in the calf and thigh of the leg. Typically, this is the one clot within the deep vein, but it can be many. The condition can cause severe pain and further medical issues including pulmonary embolism. With this in mind, treating deep vein thrombosis is key….

    What steps to take if you get bitten by a dog

    The first priority after being bitten by a dog is to get the wound seen to by medical professionals, even if the bite appears to be minor, as there is always a risk of infection. You may also need to have a tetanus injection and, if you were bitten by a dog abroad, you may need to be tested….

    How to treat a jellyfish sting

    The first step in treating a jellyfish sting is to remove any remaining tentacles with tweezers or a clean stick. If possible, wear gloves while doing this. Next, remove any small poisonous sacs (nematocysts) that may be stuck to the skin. You can use a credit card, razor blade or even a shell to do….

    Treatment for eye damage sustained from the office

    Whether you are working in an office or on a building site, accidents at work necessitating treatment for eye damage can occur anywhere. Treatment for eye damage As the majority of even apparently minor eye injuries at work could cause loss of sight unless treated quickly and correctly, it is imperative to administer the right….

    Why you shouldn’t pop burn blisters

    You should never pop burn blisters. Blisters are basically part of the body’s natural healing processes. As the protective outer skin layer is helping to keep the wound below it sterile, the fluid inside the blister continually bathes it in nutrients, which help it to heal quicker. This process is particularly important in cases of….

    True or false: Burn injuries can’t get infected

    One of the most common complications of a fire accident is burn injuries. If you’ve been injured at home or you’ve suffered burns as a result of accidents at work, you may be thinking about making a claim for compensation. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you have a right to make….

    5 potential complications after a burn

    Suffering from burns and scalds, whether due to accidents at work or at home, is an extremely painful experience. Following treatment, it is normal to expect that the condition will ease and you will gradually recover. Yet, unfortunately, there are times when complications after a burn can arise. We take a closer look at the….

    What is the best way to deal with a cut?

    Little cuts and grazes are common injuries caused by accidents at work. If you do suffer such an injury at work, it is good to know how to deal with a cut to treat the affected area and prevent further complications. Before you attempt to deal with a cut yourself, consult your workplace first aider…..

    How do you deal with severe burns?

    When accidents at work occur, there is often a first aider on hand to deal with the harm and distress the victim is experiencing. That being said, there are times when basic first aid doesn’t provide the injured party with the level of medical treatment required. This is often the case when considering how to….

    Immediate treatment of a burn

    Accidents at work can cause a wide range of injuries, including scalds and burns. With this in mind, it is important to know how to treat a burn, and where to go to receive immediate treatment of a burn during your working day. Common causes of work-related burns Common burn injuries at work include, for….

    3 ways to treat a burn

    If you’ve had an accident at work or you’ve been injured while cooking at home, it’s important to understand what to do to minimise the impact of burns and scalds. Burns tend to be incredibly painful and they can cause lasting damage to your skin. Here are three ways to treat a burn. How to….

    The aftermath: Dealing with food poisoning

    When you travel abroad, especially to countries further afield, one of the potential travel accidents you may have is food poisoning. Why is food poisoning more likely to occur overseas? The food we experience abroad is often very different from our regular diet. It could be spicier, richer or simply a different ratio of meat….

    How should a claim be handled after it is made?

    If you’ve been involved in an accident at work, you’ve been injured in a car crash or you’ve had a slip, trip or fall in a public place, you may be thinking about claiming personal injury compensation but what does the claims process entail, how should a claim be handled and is it really worth….

    Caring for concussion injuries

    If you’ve fallen from a height or you’ve been injured in an accident at work, there may be a risk of concussion. Concussion normally occurs following a head injury and it must be treated very carefully. In some cases, even the most innocuous slip or trip can cause severe damage and sometimes, the onset of….

    How to do CPR

    Unfortunately, accidents at work can happen at any time and often, if you find yourself in an emergency situation, you will need to act fast. If a colleague or customer falls ill suddenly, your first aid knowledge of how to do CPR could make the difference between life and death. How to do CPR CPR,….

    What do you need for your claim to be successful?

    Every year, thousands of workers are injured in accidents at work. If you’re unlucky enough to be injured at work and you weren’t at fault, you may be thinking about claiming compensation but is it always possible to make a claim and does somebody have to be at fault in order for a claim to….

    Are you only awarded compensation for physical injury?

    Many victims of accidents at work, road traffic accidents or slips, trips and falls, for example, believe that when they claim for personal injury compensation, they will only be awarded compensation for physical injury. This, however, is not true. Awarded compensation for physical injury How much a claimant will ultimately receive in terms of compensation….

    Children and toys that are said to be unsuitable for their age

    If a child becomes injured through the use of a toy, it can have devastating effects on both the child and parent. Children in particular are extremely vulnerable to the psychological injuries that can occur as the result of being injured by something that is originally designed to bring them joy and happiness. However, if….

    Recovering from RSI

    Repetitive strain Injury (RSI) is a condition that occurs when an excessive load is placed on the same muscle groups for an extended period of time. This may occur through repetitive typing on a keyboard without a break or lifting heavy loads. The symptoms of RSI include: Pain Tightness Dull ache Throbbing Numbness Tingling RSI….

    When you make a claim, what happens next?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we pride ourselves on being one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation. As part of the exemplary service, we aim to make the claim process as transparent as possible for our clients, so that they may understand there is nothing to….

    Staring at a computer and serious eye damage

    Staring at computer screens for as little as a few hours can cause eye strains, dry eyes and blurred vision, as well as headaches. While these symptoms are typically not permanent, they could, if ignored, result in chronic, potentially serious eye damage. Blue light and serious eye damage The blue light emitted by computers, tablets….

    What are the telltale signs of a concussion injury?

    A concussion is usually caused when you sustain a head injury. This could be from a slip, trip or fall, horse riding accident or something as simple as accidentally banging your head on a cupboard. While it can often be very hard to distinguish head injuries because of their nature, the telltale signs of a….

    If you get injured whilst on safari, is the safari company liable?

    Enjoying the spectacle of nature at its finest, going on a guided safari can be the experience of a lifetime. Despite the inherent dangers of travelling the wild plains of the earth, safaris are, by and large, safe and enjoyable. What happens though if you get injured whilst on safari? Who is liable for compensating….

    Caring for severe knee injuries

    Some of the most severe knee injuries resulting from sporting accidents, slips, trips and falls and even car accidents consist of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries. These, as well as other ligament and similar severe knee injuries can be caused by: Twisting or over-extending the knee Getting hit on or around the knee Landing on….

    How does mould in a bedroom affect breathing?

    Damp and mould can have a number of detrimental effects to your health. It is important to eliminate sources of mould in a bedroom where possible, in order to prevent respiratory problems. We spend roughly a third of our lives in our bedroom and this means that exposure to mould in the bedroom is a….

    What can you do on a plane to avoid deep vein thrombosis?

    If you’re off on holiday or you are travelling abroad for business, the last thing you want is to return nursing injuries, such as deep vein thrombosis. Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being involved in travel accidents and avoid deep vein thrombosis. How to avoid deep vein….

    Why you shouldn’t be embarrassed when you make a claim

    A great number of accident victims never claim personal injury compensation. In many cases, compensation is not claimed because the injured individuals are too embarrassed and fear what others might think of them if they do make a claim. Here are two very good reasons why you shouldn’t be embarrassed about making a claim. Reason….

    Are costs from missing work covered in compensation?

    Personal injuries sustained in accidents at work, slips, trips and falls or a road traffic accident, for example, can vary significantly in severity. Recovery times subsequently also vary and may take anything from days or weeks to months or years. Some injuries are, in fact, so severe that the accident victim is left unable to….

    Taking too much paracetamol after suffering an injury

    Paracetamol is one of the most commonly taken non-prescription drugs in the United Kingdom. It is available in many forms and is taken to provide mild pain relief from a variety of conditions and injuries. What happens though if you take too much paracetamol after suffering an injury? How does paracetamol work? Paracetamol works by….

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