Check for broken bones – injury solicitors in Herstmonceux
if you are first to the scene of an accident and have medical training, then you may be called upon to do first aid on any victims. If you are trying to get a good idea of what injuries a person has suffered, in order to tell paramedics what they are dealing with, then knowing how to tell a broken bone without causing any more pain to the victim can be very helpful. Here are some tips on checking for broken bones when you are performing first aid.
Decide what the likelihood of a fracture is
For serious accidents such as road accidents, serious falls and so on, it is more likely than not that there will be fractures and other serious injuries. You can look to see how badly injured a person is as well, and this may help you to decide whether they are likely to have had a broken bone as well. People who are visibly very badly injured are more likely to have broken bones.
Ask the victim
Ask the person what they can feel and what has happened. They may be able to point you in the direction of the part of their body which is causing the most pain, and this area is likely to be where any broken bones are. Talking to the victim also helps to keep them calm and relaxed, and conscious until the paramedics arrive.
Check for signs of fractures
Across the entire body, these will generally present in the same way, and will include:
- Obvious deformity of a limb, or body part
- Serious swelling
- Bruising and blood pooling under the skin
- Bone visible and punctures in the skin
Wait for the emergency services
if you suspect a broken bone then do not try to move the patient. Simply make them as comfortable as possible and alert the emergency services as quick as you can.
When to use injury solicitors in Herstmonceux
If you have suffered from serious injuries as the result of an accident which was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation using injury solicitors in Herstmonceux. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and will provide you with dedicated and experienced injury solicitors in Herstmonceux who can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team, who will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. if you do then injury solicitors in Herstmonceux will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim. You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial phone call, and solicitors work on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: David Brown