There are some situations where a hospital visit may be a good precaution to take, but isn’t necessarily important to your health. However, if you are seriously injured in a road traffic accident for instance, you will need to get to a hospital as soon as you possibly can, to stand a chance of getting your injuries dealt with before they cause you serious permanent damage, or are even fatal.
You should know as soon as possible how you are getting to the hospital, and always call an ambulance as your first port of call, even if just because the team on the other end of the phone can also provide you with support and advice whilst you wait.
- Call an ambulance. The first thing to do at the scene of any accident or medical emergency is to call the emergency services. The police may have to get involved in some accidents anyway, and an ambulance is definitely the quickest way to get to hospital, as they can use their siren and avoid red lights. There are occasions where the air ambulance would have to be called as well, but that is up to the paramedics or doctors to decide.
- Drive yourself. If you know that an ambulance is going to struggle to get to you and back to the hospital in time, you can always drive yourself, or someone else that has been in an accident. Don’t ever drive if you think that you might lose consciousness, if you are suffering heavy blood loss or anything else that will make it difficult to drive – in this case you need someone else to drive you, which is probably the best way if you have to get to hospital under your own steam.
- Take a taxi. This should very much be a last resort, as you may struggle to get a taxi, particularly if you are losing blood or are very ill, but this could be something you can do if you can’t drive and there is no ambulance available. Call a taxi if you can’t find one easily available where you are.
Making North Kesteven car accident claims
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making North Kesteven car accident claims if you feel that you were caused more serious injuries, or that something has gone wrong in your medical care due to the fault of someone else.
The team at the helpline can talk you through what has happened to help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for North Kesteven car accident claims. If you do, you will be passed over to an experienced in house injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis on your North Kesteven car accident claims, and will also work on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown