Administering first aid at the scene of an accident
When it comes to having an accident that is one thing and can be distressing enough but to find out that the first aid you have been in receipt of was wrong can be a totally separate issue. Accident Advice Helpline has helped many people who had an accident at work only to have matters compounded by been given incorrect first aid treatment which has made their injuries worse.
You may be eligible to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Wigan if you have received first aid treatment that made things worse for you and the injuries you sustained. When it comes to first aid, only someone who is qualified should be administering it so if you have had an accident at work and had your injuries tended to by someone who is no longer a registered first aider then this can bring about its own unique set of problems.
Receiving first aid from someone not qualified
When it comes to being present at an accident the first thought is to help if you can but if you are not qualified to do so you could be making matters much worse. With this in mind, if you have been on the receiving end of an accident and subsequent injuries and have had someone administer first aid to you that isn’t qualified – or if their first aid certificate has expired – you may be eligible for accident at work compensation Wigan if they have added to your injuries.
First aid administered by a non first-aider
Accident Advice Helpline’s advisers have assisted with claims for accident at work compensation Wigan from those individuals who have received first aid that has made matters worse because the first aid was either incorrect or caused further injury such as trying to put someone in the recovery when they didn’t need to or treating cuts and burns in the wrong way.
Claiming accident at work compensation in Wigan
To find out if you are eligible to receive accident at work compensation in Wigan because of injuries received or made worse by the provision of incorrect first aid, contact our team of dedicated advisers on 0800 689 0500 (our 24/7 landline number) or 0333 500 0993 (our 24/7 mobile number). A member of our team will discuss the options available to you during the initial assessment process and if you are eligible to make a claim your details will be passed onto one of our team. You can alternatively contact us via text using the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will return your call at a time best suited to you.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown