If you have been injured as the result of an accident, regardless of how it was caused and who was responsible, then you may find yourself in an Accident and Emergency department waiting for an assessment of your injuries.
Accident and Emergency departments have seen an enormous increase in the number of people who attend the department in recent years. This may be due, in part, to the limited provision of GP practices that provide weekend and evening appointments. However, despite the increasing pressures on Accident and Emergency department staff, these dedicated staff are often among the first people who reassure, diagnose and inform treatment for an injury caused by an accident.
If you have attended an Accident and Emergency department as the result of an injury caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for your injuries.
Common injuries at Accident and Emergency departments
- Soft tissue injuries
- Bleeding and knife wounds
- Whiplash and neck injury
- Broken bones, fractured bones and dislocations
- Burns and scalds
- Internal injury and bleeding
- Head injury
- Injury to eyes, ears and nose
- Embedded objects
- Spinal injury
Getting an assessment
If you have been brought to the Accident and Emergency department by ambulance, then emergency treatment will have been given at the scene of an accident and continued throughout the journey to the hospital by ambulance. Indeed, your condition will have been monitored and assessed throughout the journey. Ambulance technicians use the Glasgow Coma Scale to accurately assess a patient’s condition, alertness and response to stimuli.
At the Accident and Emergency department, a handover process will ensure that all diagnosed injuries and medical treatment given is verbally exchanged initially with the staff, who will then take over the treatment of the casualty.
Making a claim for compensation with the help of solicitors in Gravesend
Although making a claim for compensation will not change the fact that you have been injured and sustained painful trauma, it may help you to come to terms with your condition and enable you to have choices about your future care needs.
Accident Advice Helpline was established over 16 years ago to provide no-obligation help and assistance to people who have been injured through no fault of their own to claim their legal right to compensation.
Many people who are injured may be completely unaware of their right to make a claim for compensation and may fail to make a claim based on their ignorance of their legal rights. The helpful team at the solicitors in Gravesend at Accident Advice Helpline offer a telephone helpline to ensure that your call is answered swiftly and any queries about the legal process are responded to effectively.
Our injury solicitors in Gravesend have a wealth of expertise and knowledge of assisting people to make their claim for compensation, by acting on their behalf on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To contact us just call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 18th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell