What to do if you are injured in your home, and find out if you can make an accident claim in Sutton Coldfield
Being injured in your home may well be more frightening than if you are injured when you are out and about. Usually if you get into an accident out in the street, there will be witnesses and people who are able to check if you are ok and get you some medical attention as soon as possible.
If you are in the house when you have an accident, it is up to you to get yourself to a doctor or get medical support to you. You should also be aware that there are plenty of dangers in your home which you will need to avoid when you are injured, so that you don’t make your injuries any worse.
- Call an ambulance. Especially if you are in the house on your own, make sure that you call an ambulance as a matter of priority, to get someone to come out to your house as soon as possible and take care of you. If you don’t call anyone quickly enough, you run the risk of bleeding out and even dying.
- Move somewhere comfortable. One of the things about being injured at home that can help you to stay calm and feel better is the fact that you have all of your home comforts around you, and will be able to move yourself to a place where you feel comfortable and safe to wait for help to arrive. Make sure that this place is close to the front door as much as possible, though, so that the emergency services can get you quickly.
- Shout. If you have fallen down at home or been injured so that you can’t get up or make a call, shout and scream as much as you can so that you can be heard by neighbours who can call for help.
Make an accident claim in Sutton Coldfield
You generally won’t be able to make an accident claim in Sutton Coldfield if you are injured in the house, because your injury is likely to have been caused by your own negligence, or something within the house. However, it is always worth checking whether or not you have a good case for an accident claim in Sutton Coldfield, as the money from a compensation claim can come in very helpful when you are recovering from your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline should be able to help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for an accident claim in Sutton Coldfield, and will be able to provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer to make your claim for you. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to make a start on your claim.