How to stop any bleeding after an accident, and make Clackmannanshire car accident claims if you want to
A road accident can be very minor, or it can be very serious, but you should always look over yourself and all of your passengers after any accident to be sure that everyone is ok and doesn’t need further medical treatment. If you aren’t sure whether you require medical treatment, it is best to get to a doctor as soon as possible anyway, as there may be injuries which you cannot see but are very serious.
One of the things that you will be able to see right away is a wound which is losing a lot of blood, and it is critical that you try to stop or slow the bleeding so that you or the person that is injured is able to hold on until the ambulance gets there.
- Apply pressure. One of the easiest ways to stop bleeding which is not too severe is to apply pressure onto the wound for a few minutes at a time. If you are able to clean the wound first then this will help to prevent infection and can greatly improve the person’s chances of healing fully. If it is bleeding too much, just start applying pressure for a few minutes at a time and then check to see if the bleeding has slowed.
- Lift up any bleeding limbs. If you can raise the affected area up above the level of the heart, this makes it much more difficult for the body to pump blood out as quickly, instantly slowing the bleeding, if not stopping it altogether.
- Don’t remove anything lodged in the wound. In some cases, whatever is lodged in the wound may be causing the bleeding, but may also be stopping the bleeding from being as bad. If you remove anything from the wound then the blood may start pumping out so quickly that there is not time to get the emergency services to the scene in time.
Making Clackmannanshire car accident claims
Serious injuries caused in an accident may mean that you are eligible to make Clackmannanshire car accident claims against the person that was at fault. Many people avoid making Clackmannanshire car accident claims simply because they think that the claims process will be too complicated and cost too much.
However, if you go through Accident Advice Helpline, you will work with experienced injury solicitors, working on a 100% no win no fee basis on your Clackmannanshire car accident claims, to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. The helpline is available on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993, and the friendly team is happy to talk with you about your claim.
Date Published: 21st December 2014
Author: Emma Matthews