Many of the 3 million accidents that happen every year in the UK result in someone being injured and having to visit hospital, either to the accident and emergency department or as an in-patient if their injuries are that severe. If any of these injured people are innocent victims of accidents that were not their fault, they should be looking at the option of making a personal injury claim, and our solicitors in Kendal can help them.
We would be lost without our hospitals, when accidents happen and we need to use the solicitors in Kendal
In the UK, our hospitals have to deal with over 21 million patients a year. Not every hospital has an A&E department, although hospitals that do, are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
A problem seems to be that victims with minor injuries go to the A&E department, when really they should visit:
- Minor Injury Units
- NHS walk-in centers (no appointment needed)
- GP out-of-hours service
Everyone complains about how long they have to wait in our hospitals’ emergency departments, but if some of these patients did not clog up the system, it would all run a lot more smoothly. In fact, the NHS would prefer that A&E departments were only used if the patient is suffering from:
- Loss of consciousness
- Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- Persistent, severe chest pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
This is because patients who are seriously ill or injured can be treated as quickly as possible, delays can cause deaths.
How the solicitors in Kendal at Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim your compensation
After you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, UK laws says that you are entitled to compensation. That is the key, it is law – a legal process that needs care and attention to make sure everything is done correctly and that your claim is not rejected on a technicality.
This is what often happens when inexperienced victims try to make their own claim, and even if they are successful, they tend not to win as much compensation as an experienced law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline would have won for them.
If you phone our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers, they will assist you all they can and their advice is free. They will discuss your claim with you and let you know the necessary processes before letting you decide if you want to proceed with the claim.
Or you can complete our 30-second test to find out if you qualify to make a claim and to get an estimate of how much you could be awarded.
We operate a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, so you need find no money to start your claim, or if your claim is not won.
Date Published: 12th April 2014
Author: Emma Matthews