Accident Advice Helpline prides themselves on completing as much of the paperwork on their client’s behalf as they possibly can. This does not mean, however, that you will not have to provide any information at all. The information that you are asked to provide to claim compensation in Dalry is required for two reasons. Firstly, Accident Advice Helpline will need to collect details of the injury so that they can negotiate how much compensation you will be awarded. They do this on your behalf and they claim the compensation for you from the person who was at fault for the accident. The second type of information relates to how the accident happened and who was to blame – this is the person that you will be making a claim from.
There is one further category of information which relates to how much money the injury has cost you. This will not have been uppermost in your mind just after the accident but as the days, weeks or even months pass by you will soon be counting the cost – even for something as straightforward as an ankle injury.
An ankle injury
Straight after the accident you certainly won’t be thinking about money. You will certainly be in pain and may feel shocked as well. You will probably be feeling a little dizzy and a bit sick. You may have glanced at your ankle and guessed that it is broken already because it is swelling or lying at a very strange angle! You will be asking a friend, relative or colleague to take you to the Accident and Emergency Department because you certainly won’t be driving there yourself. You can help the pain and swelling yourself by raising the ankle and applying ice.
Accident and Emergency
At the Accident and Emergency Department the doctors will need to establish if you have a soft tissue injury (sprain or strain) or a fracture. This will require some X-rays of your ankle and you may be given some pain killers just before this. If the bones have broken AND have moved out of place then they have to be moved back during a procedure called reduction which can be carried out whilst you are awake but sedated.
If the break is severe and the bones have moved completely out of position then an operation will be required to fix them and you may even need plates and screws to be inserted. Once the bones are back in place a plaster cast is applied.
Claim compensation in Dalry with Accident Advice Helpline
The fact that you have been in hospital for a while, in a plaster cast for several weeks and unable to drive for quite some time means that you probably will not be able to work. This will all cost you money and your solicitor can try and get this back for you as part of the claim for compensation n Dalry. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown