Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with a specialist injury claim lawyer in Strathclyde
To use a personal injury claim lawyer in Strathclyde if you need to claim compensation for an injury that you’ve sustained through no fault of their own, contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline. The fact that we have such a high online profile and a state-of-the-art website attracts many young people to use us. The claims process that we’ve developed in the 15 years since we started trading is both simple and user-friendly.
Ordinary everyday injuries
The sorts of injuries to which students fall foul are the same as those that befall anybody else in the UK, including things like slips, trips and falls, sports injuries, and the occasional malfunction of a piece of equipment or defective product.
Pronounced threat of meningitis
But one thing to which students are more exposed than other people are illnesses such as meningitis and Legionnaires’ disease. Meningitis is associated with babies and young children, as well as with college and university students. One in four students carry the bacteria around in the back of their throats, as opposed to only one in ten of other young people in the rest of the UK. People who contract meningitis would not normally be able to raise any sort of claim for compensation.
Bacterial meningitis is a frightening disease that can kill in hours, so parents owe it to their children to teach them about the warning signs for which to look out, because it’s essential to catch the disease early. Symptoms include:
- Fever, but with a cold hands and feet;
- Pale blotchy skin;
- Skin rash;
- Severe headaches;
- Difficulty in waking someone;
- A stiff, painful neck;
- Feelings of confusion;
- Feelings of irritability;
- Sensitivity to bright lights;
- Chronic muscle pain; and
- Convulsions and/or seizures.
Similar symptoms also apply to septicaemia. In either case, it is important to obtain immediate medical help.
Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease are usually traced back to contaminated water inside cooling towers that are associated with air conditioning systems. It’s when such cooling towers are not maintained properly that the viruses which cause Legionnaires’ disease are able to thrive, and if an epidemic results then the establishments responsible for the maintenance of the cooling towers would be held responsible. In such instances, a specialist injury claim lawyer in Strathclyde from Accident Advice Helpline would be able to assist with raising any no win no fee personal injury claims.
Getting in touch with an injury claim lawyer in Strathclyde at Accident Advice Helpline
To test the validity of any claim, visit our website and use our compensation calculator. It takes only 30 seconds and estimates your claim at the same time. For help, call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile. The sooner after the incident you register your claim, the better, so follow Esther Rantzen’s recommendation and get in touch now.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown