If you have just had an accident that was not your fault in Burnham-on-Crouch there are a range of services that can help you. All you have to do is find out when and how to get hold of them.
At the scene of the accident the most immediate need is usually for the emergency services. Emergency services in the UK include the ambulance service, the fire service and the police service. If you are moderately to severely injured, an ambulance will attend the scene of your accident and provide emergency first aid.
This is vital for some conditions such as severe bleeding – it is lifesaving. They also stabilise potential fractures and spinal injuries so that it is safe to move the injured person to hospital without them suffering further damage. To achieve this they are equipped with neck braces, splints and stretchers.
The police service are needed at the scene of road traffic accidents, they can direct traffic away from the scene of the accident whilst people are receiving emergency medical treatment and make sure that no further injuries are suffered.
The fire service are usually called if someone is trapped in a vehicle (they have cutting equipment) or inside a building. They also deal with electrical and chemical hazards by making sure that they don’t present an on-going threat to the public.
Finally, a personal injury solicitor in Burnham-on-Crouch will help the person who was injured in an accident that was not their own fault to claim compensation for their injuries from the person who was responsible for the accident.
How can I reach a personal injury solicitor in Burnham-on-Crouch?
You can reach a personal injury solicitor in Burnham-on-Crouch in a different way to the other services. You can reach an emergency legal service by calling a free phone number which is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. If you would prefer, you can access the service via the internet. You will be connected to the Accident Advice Helpline. They are a law firm that was set up 13 years ago to provide an emergency legal service to people who have been injured in accidents that were not their own fault.
What will the personal injury solicitor in Burnham-on-Crouch do for me?
They can do several things for you. They will help you to establish if you have grounds to make a claim and this is done using the unique Accident Advice Helpline 30 second test. Details about your accident and injuries will be entered into a computer and you will get an idea about how much compensation you will be paid. Then they will handle all of the legal aspects of your claim and negotiate a sum in compensation.
Date Published: 5th April 2014
Author: David Brown