Every day there are all kinds of accidents, resulting in a range of different car crash injuries in York. Some are serious and potentially life threatening for those involved, others are comparatively minor; but each accident needs to be treated with care and respect.
Each accident is different, even if they all appear to look the same from the outside. A head-on collision might sound like the kind of incident that causes serious car crash injuries in York like head injuries or internal damage – and they can – but they might also result in a few cracked ribs at worst.
Car crash injuries in York can affect different people in different ways
This means that the accidents can have different effects on people too. While one innocent road traffic accident victim might be out of hospital in a few hours and back at work in a matter of days; another might be laid up in hospital for weeks and then it could be months before they are back at work.
Some injuries are instantly obvious to the naked eye, and they often take precedence when the emergency services arrive on the scene. However, there is also the potential for these injuries to mask other conditions, especially internal problems that might be immediately less serious than, for example, a broken leg or the inability to move your neck because of whiplash.
Some problems, like concussion, can take some time to develop and it’s vital that you get professional medical assistance for conditions such as this. That’s why so many injured motorists are encouraged to get themselves checked out after a crash, and why they might be put in a neck brace or on a spinal board and taken to hospital.
The importance of a medical assessment in claiming for compensation
A medical professional needs to make an assessment to decide what injuries have been sustained and your course of treatment, including rough recovery times. This assessment can then be used by the team here at Accident Advice Helpline when it comes to making a compensation claim.
If you’re not at fault for the accident and it can be proven that your injuries were sustained as a result of the crash, then you may be entitled to claim for compensation, along with any lost earnings as a result.
Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers may be able to organise your settlement in two stages – first, the initial pay out as a result of the accident and the injuries you sustained; and second, the money you might have lost as a result of being unable to go to work and any other expenses incurred (such as travel costs to hospital appointments).
To find out more, give our team of experts a call for free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile phone. We can provide you with no obligation advice on how to make a no-win no-fee claim to help you to get back on your feet as soon as possible.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown