When you have had a serious road accident you should go straight to the hospital or at least go to see your doctor as quickly as you can so that you can be checked over for any injuries and treated as soon as possible.
You need to be completely honest with your doctor and give them as much information as you can, so that they have an opportunity to work out exactly where and how you are injured and can treat you for anything potentially dangerous sooner rather than later. A medical assessment will also help you to make road accident claims in Pendle, so speaking to your doctor is important for this reason as well.
Tell them all of the symptoms you are having
There may be symptoms which don’t seem as important as others because they are not so bad, or they don’t seem relevant. But your doctor needs to know everything that you are suffering with so that they can put together a complete picture of your health and work out how best to treat you. Also, some symptoms which may seem unrelated may be a sign of something more serious.
Mention any head or back pain
Make a note to mention headaches or back pain before anything else, and make a serious point of it. Head and back injuries are two of the most serious types of injuries that you can have, and may not develop into something more serious straight away. If you wait for them to get worse, there is always the chance that you will see a doctor too late.
Get a copy of your medical assessment
Ask your doctor for a copy of your medical assessment from when you first go in, as it gives a great overview of the injuries you have suffered, helping you to make a compensation claim as quickly and easily as possible.
Making road accident claims in Pendle
To make any road accident claims in Pendle, you want to work with an experienced injury lawyer who will be able to put together the strongest possible case for a successful claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about making a claim, and to give them more information about your accident. The team will be more than happy to let you know whether or not you have a good case for a claim and, if you do, pass you over to experienced injury lawyers who can make your claim on your behalf.
Date Published: 3rd June 2015
Author: David Brown