A lot of people who would like to make a claim for a personal injury suffered in an accident which was not their fault may not have gone to a doctor for an injury which needed medical attention. The golden rule (and the one commonsense dictates) is that if you are involved in any type of accident then you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Claims can be won or lost on the grounds of having seen a doctor for an injury. If you delay seeking medical attention, then any injury could get worse. However if you had taken medical advice and sought a doctor and been given medical treatment, the injury might have been less severe. A judge will take this into consideration and your claim for personal injury compensation might not be as strong as it might have been.
Doctor for an injury
If you have an accident at work, then you should have that accident recorded in the accident book along with the names and contact numbers of any witnesses and you should seek immediate medical attention. If you were hit by a falling object, for example, you might be suffering from concussion and not realize for some time. You may have been knocked unconscious and could suffer a bleeding onto the surface of the brain (subarachnoid haemorrhage) or a subdural haemorrhage, bleeding between the skull and the brain. In most cases this is not as serious as it sounds, but you would need to receive medical treatment. There is also the condition known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS), which is a condition (not yet fully understood) where symptoms of concussion can last for weeks or months following the initial blow to the head.
Personal injury compensation claims
If you have had an accident that was not your fault and can prove (with your accident solicitor) that it was caused by another person’s negligence, then you may have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim. You would usually have needed to find a doctor for an injury which you sustained in the accident as medical records are often required, and sometimes you will be asked to go to another doctor for a second opinion. The accident needs to have occurred within the last three years in which you sustained an injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim, then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. You could, in the first instance, visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, take the thirty second test which gives you a rough idea of how much compensation you might get for your injury and then you might want to call us for expert legal advice regarding any personal injury claim you might wish to make.
We work with a team of solicitors all of whom are specialists in personal injury compensation claims. They work all over the country and may be able to help you with a claim. You can call us free on one of our freephone numbers at any time of day or night, every day of the year. The numbers to call are (for mobiles) 0333 500 0993 and (for landlines) 0800 689 0993. Why not call us now to find out if we can help you?