Being hurt in a fall is not exactly pleasant, and can be embarrassing as well as painful. There is nothing to be embarrassed about though, especially if the accident was not even your fault.
If you do take a tumble, and it was not your fault, then you should take a moment to look around you, if you are able, and try to work out who was at fault. You may have a case to take to no win no fee* lawyers in Reigate and Banstead, or a national law firm like Accident Advice Helpline, if you can show who was at fault.
If you do want to make a personal injury compensation claim, then the best way for you to do so is to call Accident Advice Helpline. We are a national law firm, specialising in personal injury cases, and we have been in operation since the year 2000.
Our friendly, highly trained, helpline staff can talk you through the entire process of making a claim and even give you some free legal advice (how many no win no fee* lawyers in Reigate and Banstead can say that?). If you then decide that you would like to make a compensation claim, then you will be assigned a specialist lawyer that will work with you until the resolution of your case.
Now that you know that you will be in the best possible hands, what should you do right after your accident, before you try to ascertain who was at fault?
What to do immediately after your accident
Take deep breaths. One of the last things that you should do, following an accident, is panic. Without moving, try and focus on where it hurts and then see if you can safely move that area; for example, if your ankle hurts try and move it very slowly and gently to see if you can walk or if you need an ambulance.
Stand up, slowly. If you think that you may be OK to move, then do so very slowly, aiming for a sitting position at first. If you start to feel pain or dizziness then stop what you are doing.
Get help. If you have a mobile phone with you and feel that your fall was bad enough or you couldn’t move, then call the emergency services. Otherwise, you may find a friend or family member to be a more appropriate person to call.
Once you are starting to feel better you may want to consider making a personal injury claim. To discuss your accident in more detail just call our expert advisers by dialling 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.