How to call the emergency services
In any emergency, it is best to call the emergency services as soon as you can to get the professionals to the scene immediately. Even if you have extensive first aid training or have dealt with similar situations in the past, you will eventually want the police or ambulance to show up and help you as best they can, with all of the equipment that is necessary. Sometimes it is necessary to get the police to the scene, to make an accident official and help with insurance and compensation.
Call the emergency services
The first thing you need to know is the number that you need to call. In the UK that number is 999, which will put your through to an operator with whom you can talk to decide which services you need.
Discuss your needs with the operator
Succinctly describe what the situation is, and the operator should be able to get you the right emergency services. In some cases, you will need more than one: for example, in a road accident you will usually have the police and ambulance services at the scene.
Stay calm and describe what has happened
Once the operator has the emergency services on the way, they will usually stay on the line with you to help you through the situation and provide you with any help you need. For example, if someone at the scene isn’t breathing, the operator may be able to talk you through CPR. In other cases, the operator will simply be able to keep you safe and provide reassurance so that you remain calm until the emergency services arrive.
Finding a good solicitor in Ballindalloch
If you have been involved in an accident which was not your fault, and have sustained serious injuries as a result, then you may be in a great position to claim compensation from the person at fault for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and can provide you with an experienced and professional solicitor in Ballindalloch who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our friendly, helpful team about what has happened, and they will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful compensation claim.
If you want to proceed, then you will be passed over to an in-house solicitor in Ballindalloch who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim. Your solicitor in Ballindalloch will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: David Brown