There are several people that may be involved in your claim if it is being handled by Accident Advice Helpline or a personal injury solicitor in West Dunbartonshire. These people will play a major part in helping you to recover and cope with your injury and with helping with the legal process of making a claim for compensation. Some of these people are listed here.
Using a personal injury solicitor in West Dunbartonshire– medical help
If you were seriously injured then you will have been provided with emergency medical assistance at the scene of the accident. This may be provided by an ambulance crew and paramedic. Their job is to make sure that your condition is stabilised before transporting you to a hospital Accident and Emergency Department. Here your injuries will be thoroughly assessed with appropriate tests, scans and x-rays.
However, some people do not need any emergency treatment immediately after the accident. Instead, they will seek some medical help from their family doctor – possibly the day after the accident. The family doctor assessment may also include tests and pain relief.
Using a personal injury solicitor in West Dunbartonshire– legal help
If your accident was caused by someone else then you may be able to start a legal process called a personal injury claim. A law firm like Accident Advice Helpline or a personal injury solicitor in West Dunbartonshire can help with this. You will get all of the legal support and advice that you will need. Your lawyer will guide you through the legal process and will use all the information that you give them to prove that you were hurt in an accident that was caused by someone else.
They will also try and handle as much of the paperwork as they can on your behalf and will provide the service on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Using a personal injury solicitor in West Dunbartonshire– witness help
If someone was with you when you had the accident or saw the accident happen then they can provide help to you in a number of ways. Immediately after the accident they can help you by making sure that you are in no further danger. This may take the form of directing traffic away from the scene if you have been hurt in a road traffic accident. Then they can help you further by calling for an ambulance and waiting with you until it arrives and even give it directions if it is having trouble finding you. They may even call a member of your family for you and take photographs of the scene on your behalf.
They can also act as a witness – this is someone who saw the accident and can provide a reliable account of what happened.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: Sharon Parry