In this post, we will provide you with all the details you need to know about the symptoms of a pelvic injury and claiming for them. If you think you may be suffering from a pelvic injury, and the incident that caused it was not your fault, read on.
The symptoms of a pelvic injury
There are numerous symptoms associated with pelvic injuries. The most obvious is pain and tenderness in the pelvic bone area. Aside from this, other symptoms you may experience include pain or discomfort when you stand, sit, walk, or have bowel movement, as well as tingling or numbness in your upper thighs or genital area, and bruising and swelling over your pelvic bones.
If you have noticed any of the symptoms of a pelvic injury, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Of course, this is vital for your health, as you don’t want to take any risks. However, it is also crucial if you want to make a claim. If you do not see a medical professional, you will have virtually no chance of securing compensation. This is because you will not be able to prove that you suffered a pelvic injury in the first place, as there will not be any proof. If you see a doctor, they will put together a medical report, and this is the most important piece of evidence when making a claim.
Gathering more evidence for your pelvic injury claim
Aside from the medical report, you should make the effort to gather more evidence that is going to strengthen your case. It is a good idea to take photographs of your injuries, if visible, i.e. if you have bruising or swelling around the pelvic area. You should also take photographs of the scene if applicable. Furthermore, get the contact details of anyone that witnessed the accident. Witness statements can really help to strengthen your case.
You should also keep proof of any expenses you have encountered because of your pelvic injury, such as receipts or a letter from your employer stating the loss of income you have experienced due to time off work. There are a lot of costs that can occur when an injury arises, including the cost of counselling to get over the emotional trauma of the injury, travel expenses, hospital car parking expenses, a loss of earnings, medical bills, the expense of adapting your accommodation, and much, much more.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
The final step in the process is to give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 5659 if you’re calling. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.