How to compile emergency medical information – injury lawyers in Westminster
Having emergency medical information to hand can save your life in the case of an accident or serious injury. It can be helpful to make a list of everything relevant and have it about your person, perhaps in your wallet or listed on your phone, so that even if you are unconscious paramedics will know everything they need to so that they can treat you correctly. Here are some tips on compiling this list accurately.
Write a medical information list
This list should include everything relevant about your health and medical history, so that medical staff know how to treat you. You should include:
- Known allergies, particularly those relating to medications and anaesthetic
- Past operations
- Medication that you are currently taking, or have been taking until recently
- Name, age, date of birth, gender
- Information about what medical treatments should not be used. If you have a religious or other reason for not having blood transfusions for example
- Whether you are pregnant or not
- Any diseases or illnesses you are currently suffering from. This will help medical staff to treat you appropriately
List your current doctor’s details
If paramedics or doctors need to know more information about you then it can be useful for them to have information about your current doctor. List their name and practice as well as contact details for the surgery, or even their personal number if you have it.
List your family members or next of kin
When it comes to serious accidents or injuries, decisions may have to be made about your care which the doctors can not make on their own. List those family members or friends who would be able to make those decisions on your behalf, according to your wishes.
Finding injury lawyers in Westminster
If you have had a serious accident or injury that was caused by the negligence of someone else then you may want to think about hiring injury lawyers in Westminster to claim compensation for you. Any accident which is caused by someone else and causes you injury is a possibility for a compensation claim, but you can find out more by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to let you know whether you have a good case for compensation, as well as telling you about the 30-second test which tells you how much compensation you may be entitled to.
If you do have a good case you will be passed over to injury lawyers in Westminster, who will work on your case on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. These injury lawyers in Westminster will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 1st December 2013
Author: David Brown