A little nursing knowhow is never wasted
No matter how hard we try to avoid having accidents, they do happen, and more often than not it was nothing we did wrong. The main thing is not to panic and to remember a little nursing knowhow taught to us by our mothers or grandmothers, or something we picked up all those years ago when we did a first aid course at work.
If you have broken a limb in an accident or suffered a strain or sprain, you’ll probably remember the pain and shock very well. You’ll also remember how many people come forward with well-meaning advice. It is important to keep your “cool” in the first 72 hours after your accident, no matter how much temptation is thrown in your path by solicitous spouses, neighbours and friends.
Avoid having hot baths, don’t use heat packs and stay away from your pride and joy, your own home sauna. You may be shivering with the shock of the accident, but don’t be tempted to drown your sorrows in alcohol over your wrecked car and refuse the friendly offer of a massage. All of the aforementioned can increase bleeding and swelling, and will most certainly delay the healing process.
If your accident happened within the last three years and somebody else was responsible for your injuries, you’ll also need to keep your cool. If you had to receive medical attention, you may be able to claim compensation.
Get even with the help of an accident solicitor in Bridlington
You might be able to find a no-win, no-fee accident solicitor in Bridlington, but if your case is not a straightforward one then no accident solicitor in Bridlington may be willing to take on your personal injury claim. There may not be a professional locally who is familiar with the type of claim you are trying to make — certain claims are highly complex, such as medical negligence or industrial disease for example, or cases involving multiple defendants and claimants, such as motorway pile-ups.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Calls are free from a landline, and you’ll get honest expert advice. A friendly advisor is available to deal with your enquiry — you won’t be talking to an answerphone.
An accident solicitor in Bridlington or other specialist will claim compensation for your pain and suffering, but will also include loss of income and any expenses you had while recovering from your injuries in your compensation claim. If the defendant accepts liability, your accident solicitor will try to settle out of court, which is by far the most cost-effective and fastest way to win a claim.
If the defendant denies liability, you must decide if you wish to challenge the negligent party at court, where a judge will decide if you should receive compensation and how much that should be.
You can find out if you qualify for making a claim by visiting the Accident Advice Helpline website. Complete our simple 30-second test and a compensation calculator will tell you how much your claim is worth. A compensation cheque is certainly a little nursing that will help with your recovery!
Date Published: 3rd July 2013