How to deal with an unconscious person – injury lawyers in Waltham Abbey
If there has been a serious accident and there are people unconscious at the scene, then it is important that you act quickly and appropriately to diagnose them with any injuries, and ensure that they are seen by a doctor for the right injuries as soon as possible.
Being unconscious can often mean that someone has suffered a blow to the head, and this can lead to a range of problems which can lead to brain damage and even death, so it is important to know what you are doing, and act fast. Here are some tips on dealing with and diagnosing an unconscious person.
Speak to a witnesses
You need to know what this person was doing before they fell unconscious, or if they have any medical history which is relevant. Speak to those around the person to find out if there are any family or friends present, who can tell you what has happened and what is likely to be important. if the accident was a road accident then speak to the other people in the vehicle with them. They may have fallen unconscious before the accident.
Look for ID or a medical bracelet
This will tell you if the victim is suffering from any condition which will be important to note for both yourself and the paramedics. Diabetics, those with epilepsy and other chronic conditions will wear a medical bracelet which lets others know of their condition.
Assess the victim
Look over the person who is unconscious to see if there are any obvious signs as to why they may be unconscious. You are looking for bleeding, dents and protrusions, any obvious broken bone or swelling. You may also want to take note of the person’s breath to see if they have been drinking, or to note scents that indicate a medical condition.
Call emergency services
Do this as soon as you can, and once the paramedics arrive, let them know what you have worked out about the victim. Letting them know this information as quickly as possible may save this person’s life.
If you need injury lawyers in Waltham Abbey
If you have been part of an accident which was not your fault, and sustained an injury, then you may want to consider claiming compensation through injury lawyers in Waltham Abbey.
Any injuries which you have sustained from your accident can be put towards getting a decent compensation settlement, but it is best to use injury lawyers in Waltham Abbey to process your claim so that you have a better chance of your claim being successful.
To find the best injury lawyers in Waltham Abbey possible, call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You will speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and they will talk you through the claims process.
The injury lawyers you work with will work on a 100% no win no fee basis, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court.