If you are involved in any type of accident in Hastings that ends in injury you should consider making a claim for compensation. You may start your research into this process by searching ‘claims in Hastings’, to find out what you can actually claim for and how the process works. One common injury you may be interested in claiming for is bruising.
Can claims in Hastings be made for bruising injuries?
Bruising happens often. Often we might even discover a bruise on our bodies and have no idea what caused it – we must have bumped into something, or knocked ourselves, but didn’t actually notice at the time. These bruises aren’t something to worry about. However, just as with any kind of personal injury, bruises can be more serious, and can even, in some cases, lead victims to file personal injury compensation claims in Hastings.
A bruise – also known as a contusion – occurs when the small blood vessels (capillaries) underneath the skin are broken due to an injury. When this happens, red blood cells leak out of the broken capillaries and seep under the skin where they stay, as they are unable to go anywhere. This is what we see when we see a bruise. Eventually, the body is able to re-absorb the red blood cells and, as this happens, the bruise changes colour.
Bruises become more serious when they last for longer than two weeks (the usual time it takes for a small bruise to disappear), as this means the blood cells are not being absorbed, or that there’s further bleeding.
Also, if the bruise is around the navel, this could indicate internal bleeding in the abdomen. The same is true if there is a bruise around the ear – this could mean a fractured skull. If the bruise begins to look raised and is firm, this could be another bad sign; it indicates an autoimmune disease, which means that the body is attacking its own blood vessels instead of repairing them.
Finally, bruising can also lead to compartment syndrome. This means that the bruising is putting pressure on structures beneath the skin, and when it happens the flow of blood and oxygen can be impaired – this is potentially life threatening.
Accident Advice Helpline
After an accident that has resulted in injury it is likely that you will be bruised. If such bruises are more serious than the usual kind, then it is worth seeking medical attention and filing claims in Hastings. When claiming use Accident Advice Helpline’s expert service to increase your chance of success.
Our excellent and highly trained team are on hand to answer your questions on our freephone helpline, dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Should you wish to, one of our advisors can guide you through the process of beginning your claim for compensation.
Or for further information, visit our website to try our innovative claims calculator – it only takes 30 seconds and will give you a good idea of just how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Date Published: 27th July 2014