Getting emergency medical help, and how to make back injury claims
Depending on the situation, it may be necessary to get emergency medical help for a range of issues, from a variety of sources. It is not always necessary to call the emergency services, as an emergency doesn’t have to be life-threatening, but you may still need to speak to someone right away. If you need medical help immediately, and don’t want to wait for a doctor’s appointment, there are a few options available to you which will help you to move forward and get help asap.
- Call the emergency services. It is important that you call 999 if you have had an accident and think you may have broken a bone, have a lot of bleeding or are in any trauma. You will not get into trouble if you feel that you need to go to hospital right away.
- Call your doctor. If you are not in any trauma, but want advice and to make an appointment as soon as possible, call your doctor’s surgery and ask to speak to the doctor direct. The doctor may have to call you back, but you will be able to speak to them much more quickly than if you made an appointment.
- Call NHS Direct. The NHS Direct number is there to talk about everything from accidents and illness, to emotional and mental issues. If you need emergency help with a problem that you don’t feel is serious enough to take to a doctor, but is still concerning you, then this is an excellent port of call.
- Call a telephone counselling service. There are a number of organisations set up to offer emotional support and help with mental health issues, and these services are often 24 hours.
When to make Three Rivers back injury claims for compensation
If you feel that you have not been given the best possible medical care by a doctor or medical professional, and this has led to you becoming more ill, or an injury getting worse, you should see about making Three Rivers back injury claims against the medical professional who saw you. It is important for many people to be able to make Three Rivers back injury claims, as these help you to move forward from what happened to you, and also help you to afford private medical treatment if you need it.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about what happened to you, and find out more about the Three Rivers back injury claims process. If the team feel that you have a good enough case to make successful Three Rivers claims then you will be passed over to our experienced injury lawyers, who work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 30th June 2014
Author: David Brown