How to treat shock
If you have been involved in a road accident in Walsall then you may find yourself called upon to help someone else involved in the accident who has been injured. Although it is crucial that you help this person with any dangerous injuries, which might be fatal if left untreated, it is also important that you help to stop the person from going into shock. Shock can also be very dangerous, and puts strain on the heart if it is not treated, so here are some ways to recognise the signs and treat a person who is going into shock.
- Recognise the symptoms. Anyone who has just experienced a traumatic event is likely to go into shock, so you should be prepared to treat shock in anyone who has been involved. Someone who is badly injured is also very likely to go into shock. Symptoms include pale, greyish skin, rapid pulse and breathing, disorientation and nausea and glazed, unfocused eyes.
- Call the emergency services. Whatever you are able to do to stabilise this person, the emergency services will be able to help better than you can, so get an ambulance to the scene as quickly as you can, before you do anything else.
- Lay the person down. You need to get the person into as comfortable a position as you can manage, and once they are in this position don’t move them. Unbutton any tight collars or sleeves, loosen their belt and cover them with a blanket.
- Talk to them. Try to keep the person calm by telling them that the emergency services are on the way. Start a conversation by asking their name and questions about them, to keep their mind off of what has happened and any pain that they may be in.
After a road accident in Walsall
Once you have dealt with the immediate aftermath of a road accident in Walsall you should be thinking about claiming on insurance. If the road accident in Walsall was the fault of someone else, then you might be able to claim compensation if you can find a good injury lawyer.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with professional personal injury lawyers who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your accident, and if you want to proceed after this conversation you will be passed over to an experienced in house injury lawyer who will start work on your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis. Your injury lawyer will also work entirely on your behalf to process your claim, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.