As the oldest Royal burgh in Scotland, Rutherglen, a south-eastern suburb of Glasgow, is steeped in history and culture. At its heart lies picturesque Grade A listed Rutherglen Town Hall, the focal point of the community and the centre of local entertainment including comedy nights, live music, theatre productions and festivals.
The building also functions as a beautiful wedding venue, the contemporary complimenting traditional Scottish customs to make a memorable occasion even more special. With a motorway extension passing directly through the town, creating links to the rest of Scotland, England and the airport, Rutherglen is an ideal place to host or attend a wedding.
But what happens if your trip is marred by the irresponsible actions of another driver and you are in a car accident in Rutherglen?
What happens now I’ve been in a car accident in Rutherglen?
The first thing you need to do is contact one a representative at Accident Advice Helpline to see if you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation. You can receive their specialist, no obligation advice for free on 0800 689 0500 and we endeavour to be available to answer your queries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Their 30 second test provides an alternative, convenient and instant way to discover what you may be able to claim after your car accident in Rutherglen.
I have been scarred in a car accident in Rutherglen, do I qualify for compensation?
A laceration is caused when the skin is cut or torn and, when minor, is one of the most common types of injuries. In road traffic accidents, objects dislodged in the car can become dangerous missiles, especially if they are sharp or jagged and made of materials like glass or metal.
Wounds are often severe and can cause physical and psychological problems for those suffering, requiring intensive therapy if speech or movement is affected. If the tissue is seriously torn or punctured, nerves, tendons, bones and muscles may be damaged and blood loss may be significant.
In the worst-case scenario, amputations may need to be performed because the damage is so devastating. Often the injury will result in permanent scarring, which may affect confidence and limit social interactions. Ongoing plastic surgery is sometimes recommended if the scarring causes serious disfigurement.
Some lacerations that can occur from a car accident in Rutherglen include:
• Facial laceration – Cuts to the face may need stitches and interfere with breathing, seeing and eating. Swelling, nerve damage, pain and severe blood loss may also be experienced and psychological trauma can result.
• Arm and hand laceration – Damage can be caused to veins and arteries, digits, muscles and skin when the natural reflex to protect yourself from flying debris occurs. Everyday actions such as washing, dressing and eating may be compromised as a result and lead to depression.
Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: David Brown