The aftermath of any accident can be an extremely frightening and daunting situation. In addition to being pained and shocked, you may be left feeling vulnerable and shaken. Whatever happened in the accident, and however minor or major it was, you should always seek medical advice after a car accident in Pontrhydyfen.
In some cases, you’ll have extremely visible wounds and injuries which require attention but in others it’s possible that you could have hidden wounds or those which are far more severe than they may appear.
Foreign Bodies in Wounds
Considering that on every side of a car is a large panel of glass, it’s hardly surprising that one of the most common injuries after a car accident is that of foreign bodies inside. Glass, metal, plastic or wooden fragments can not only cut the skin but they can also penetrate it and if they’re not properly diagnosed and removed can prevent the wound from closing properly or cause serious infection.
Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that all wounds are properly inspected and treated. If possible, it is important that the wound is checked within 24 hours of the accident because after that time, tissue and muscle may start to grow around the body making its’ removal more difficult.
However, if you should start to notice pain, tenderness, swelling or that the wound is not healing as you normally do, it’s entirely possible that a foreign body remains in the wound and you should seek medical advice.
Seeking Legal Advice after a Car Accident in Pontrhydfen
If an accident leaves you in short or long term pain, it can be a great comfort to know that you have the right to seek compensation. Such compensation could ensure you’re not left financially vulnerable if you need to take time away from work to recover.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are able to help you recover as much as possible from your accident and injuries by allowing you the opportunity to seek and secure compensation.
To find out if you can make a claim simply give us a call on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we can provide you with free, no obligation advice. Alternatively text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will give you a call back to discuss your case in more detail.
It is your right to seek compensation, so don’t put it off – contact us today.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown