How to stay calm in a crisis – a personal injury lawyer in Ingatestone
Knowing how to handle yourself in a crisis is critical to getting through the situation safely. Any accident or emergency can be made easier for everyone involved if at least one person present is able to remain calm and offer support to everyone else, as well as take charge of the situation to get it resolved quickly and safely. Here are some ways in which you can be the person who stays calm in a crisis and offers support to all of those around them.
- Breathe. The first thing to do in any emergency situation is to breathe. Most people panic and hold their breath when faced with an emergency situation, and this can cause them to faint, or bring on shock or a panic attack. The second you find yourself in a frightening situation, use all of your brain power to think about your breathing.
- Delegate. You cannot get everyone out of the situation on your own, everyone will need to chip in to get themselves to a place of safety. If you can take the lead then you should be firm and delegate tasks to those able. People who are uninjured should be helping physically, whilst others will need tasks to help themselves, such as calling the emergency services.
- Ask questions. People who are injured are likely to go into shock and this can be more dangerous than the injuries they have sustained. When speaking to accident victims, ask questions to make them think about something other than what has happened. This will help to stave off the symptoms of shock.
- Get the professionals on the scene as soon as possible. The most helpful thing you can do is to get the emergency services to the scene as quickly as possible. Never try to act the hero and delay the professionals arriving. Simply making a phone call to the emergency services can save a life.
When to find a personal injury lawyer in Ingatestone
If the accident or emergency was the fault of someone else, and you have sustained injuries as a result of it, then you may be entitled to find a personal injury lawyer in Ingatestone and make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of compensation claims, and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer in Ingatestone to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident, and they will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a claim. If you do then a personal injury lawyer in Ingatestone will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim, and will keep you updated as to the status of your case as it progresses. You can also call the helpline throughout the day to get the advice and support you may need during the claims process.
Date Published: 17th February 2014
Author: David Brown