When you’re in a town or city, you might find that you’re able to access medical help quickly if you need to. In addition to having lots of walk-in clinics and GP surgeries, most towns and cities have access to an accident and emergency department. In addition to getting yourself there, an ambulance could be dispatched to you if you’re in need of urgent medical assistance.
Why is it important to access medical help quickly for camping related injuries?
However, as most people choose to go camping in more remote areas, it may be difficult to access medical help if you need it. As remote areas don’t tend to have very good mobile phone signal, there’s a chance that you won’t be able to phone for help at all.
Although some camping sites do have some amenities and facilities, often these are fairly basic. If you’re camping in woodland or in a remote area, you may not even have access to running water so it may be difficult to clean a wound or injury if you suffer one. This means that you could be more likely to suffer from complications or an infection so it’s imperative that you access help as quickly as possible.
Whilst many experienced campers will bring some basic first aid supplies with them, many newer or amateur campers won’t think to bring medical equipment. If you are stuck without anything to ease the pain, you’ll want to ensure that someone raises the alarm as quickly as possible.
By letting someone know your plans before you go camping, there’s a chance that they will realise something is wrong if you fail to return on time. This simple act alone could be enough to save your life or prevent serious complications arising from an injury.
Of course, even when you’re camping, it’s possible to suffer an injury which wasn’t your fault. If someone leaves something dangerous on the land you could be hurt as a result. Alternatively, if you find that there is something wrong with your camping equipment, you may suffer an injury as a result.
Should you contact personal injury lawyers in Walton-on-Thames?
If you suffer an injury which wasn’t your fault when you were camping, you may want to contact personal injury lawyers in Walton-on-Thames on your return as they may be able to help you to make a claim for compensation. If your injury occurred within the last three years and weren’t your fault, why not contact personal injury lawyers in Walton-on-Thames to find out more about making a claim?
If you’d like to find out more about personal injury lawyers in Walton-on-Thames but you don’t want to pay costly fees, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we’ll be happy to provide free no obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know about personal injury lawyers in Walton-on-Thames. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 10th May 2014