Can I make an air ambulance injury claim in Rugby?
Rugby, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Charitable Organisation (WNAA) provides an emergency medical service for over 2,000 square miles and has saved countless lives since it was established in 2003, flying more than 3,000 missions. However, this charitable organisation based in and around Rugby receives no government or National Lottery funding whatsoever, and is funded entirely by donations.
Your injury claim in Rugby
If you are travelling in the middle of England and are involved in a road traffic accident, it could well be the air ambulance that saves your life. Each aircraft has an experienced pilot, doctor and paramedic, who are all trained in giving pre-hospital care which gives them the skill and knowledge to assess and stabilise critically ill and injured patients.
There is no government funding for air ambulances
There are 18 air ambulance services in the UK, all of which are charities that receive no government funding. They rely on donations and fundraising events to raise money. In the case of Rugby, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire, this is £5 million a year.
For the people who work there this is not just a job — they are dedicated to caring for people. If you are injured in an accident and need to make an injury claim in Rugby, you will benefit from this dedication.
Road traffic accident injury claim in Rugby
If the air ambulance service are called, it means that someone in the road traffic accident is seriously injured and needs immediate assistance. Injuries sustained in road traffic accidents can be life threatening, and if you survive them you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Rugby if the accident was not your fault.
Where to next?
The accident could have changed your life dramatically; you might be no longer able to work, for instance. There are many areas that make up your claim, some of them being:
- Medical costs;
- Care costs;
- Pain and suffering;
- Anxiety and stress; and
- Loss of earnings, past and future.
In the aftermath of the accident, you will be traumatised and the last thing on your mind will be making an injury claim in Rugby. Hopefully you will start to recover, and then you may start to consider making a personal injury compensation claim. You have three years from the date of the accident to make your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have friendly, professional advisors who will give you free advice. You can contact them any time of day or night, any day of the week, on our freephone number 0800 689 0500. Our solicitors will ensure that every area of your life is looked at to make sure your injury claim in Rugby is maximised, and will do this quickly and efficiently.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown