How to help people at the scene of an accident – a personal injury lawyer in Ingrave
If you find yourself at the scene of an accident, and you are able to help any injured parties, then it can be difficult to decide who you should help first, and what needs to be done. Helping the right people in the right way can save lives, and you don’t need to be medically trained or have any experience with first aid to help. Here are some tips on deciding who needs your help at the scene of an accident, and how you can help most effectively.
Call the emergency services
It is crucial that you call the emergency services before you do anything else. No matter how badly someone is injured, the best help you can get them is the emergency services, and as quickly as you possibly can. Call for an ambulance first, look out for people you can help later on.
Look for those with head injuries, or who are bleeding heavily
These types of injuries are the ones which are likely to cause the most damage, and people suffering from these injuries could die. You need to try to stop or at least slow any bleeding until the ambulance arrives, and you need to ensure that anyone with a head injury is seen first when the ambulance arrives, and isn’t moved.
Look for people who are trapped
In a road accident, for example, someone who is trapped in a car might not seem to be badly injured or need immediate help, but the car could explode or burst into flames at any moment. Anyone trapped on the scene and not in a safe place should be rescued as a matter of priority.
You cannot help everyone on your own, so ask people who are uninjured, or walking wounded, to help you to see to everyone that does need help and attention.
How can you find a good personal injury lawyer in Ingrave?
If you have been injured in an accident which was caused by the negligence of someone else, then you may want to consider finding a personal injury lawyer in Ingrave and making a claim. A compensation claim can help you to move on after an accident by giving you the proof that you were not in the wrong for your accident, and giving you something in the way of vindication after your accident.
Compensation can also pay towards getting help around the home after an accident, and paying for expert medical treatment to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident.
They will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for a claim, and an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer in Ingrave will help if you do. Your personal injury lawyer in Ingrave will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 17th February 2014
Author: David Brown