What to do if you are injured away from your home and how to make an injury claim against another person
Being injured outside of the house means that you should have other people around you who will be able to get medical attention to you, ensure that you are ok and keep you conscious if you have knocked your head badly. However, it is still scary to be injured outside of the house, as you are away from your family and have none of your home comforts around you, which can make the experience frightening and lonely.
You need to try to stay calm and relaxed, otherwise you could make the situation worse, so here are some ways to cope when you are injured out of the house.
- Call out for help. Unless you are already with other people, one of your first priorities should be to get help to come to you and make sure that you are ok. Don’t be afraid to shout out as loudly as you can to try to get someone’s attention – as many people as possible, ideally.
- Keep calm. It can be frightening to be injured in an area you don’t know very well or that you aren’t able to navigate through as easily as you can at home, but staying calm can be critical to ensuring that you are as safe as possible. Make sure that you focus on your breathing as much as you can to stay calm.
- Speak to the emergency services and describe what you see. If you don’t know exactly where you are and are alone, the emergency services should still be able to find out as long as you are able to give detailed instructions of what you can see around you and where you roughly thought you were before the accident.
- Talk to other people. If you are in public, let other people gather around and talk to you, as this can be invaluable when it comes to keeping you calm.
Making a personal injury claim in Swale
If you feel that another person caused your injuries, you may want to consider making an injury claim in Swale against them. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to make your injury claim in Swale on your behalf, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
You will be teamed with an experienced and professional personal injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make a start on your claim, and find out how likely it is that your injury claim in Swale will be successful.
Date Published: 17th October 2014
Author: David Brown