Symptoms you should never ignore after an accident
If you have had an accident, even if you don’t think that it was very serious, there are certain symptoms that you should never ignore, as they could be signs of very serious injuries which will only become more apparent as time goes on.
In the case of a whiplash injury in Churston Ferrers, head injury or spinal injury, you could suffer complications as serious as loss of sensation in your limbs, permanent brain damage or even death if you do not get to a doctor as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the things you should be looking out for after any accident and when to go to hospital:
- Headache. Of course, it is natural to get a headache after any type of trauma or stressful situation. However, if you have a headache which seems to be more painful than usual, or seems to be getting worse rather than better, go to the doctor or, even better, A&E straight away.
- Numbness in your limbs. This can either indicate a serious spinal injury which could result in you becoming paralysed if ignored, or a neurological problem which relates to a head trauma. Either way, if you feel numbness or tingling in your arms and legs after an accident it is crucial that you see a doctor as soon as you can.
- Bleeding. In particular, look out for nosebleeds, bleeding from the ears or coughing up blood. Any blood which doesn’t seem to be coming from a visible wound can be caused by internal injuries and internal bleeding, which can be fatal if it goes unchecked.
- Neck or back pain. This again signifies some kind of injury to your spine, which can lead to serious complications. If you are in bad pain immediately after the accident, do not move at all, and warn others to call an ambulance.
Claiming compensation for a head, spinal, or whiplash injury in Churston Ferrers
If you have sustained a serious injury such as a head, spinal or whiplash injury in Churston Ferrers, you may be entitled to compensation from the party at fault.
Compensation can help to pay for medical treatments and therapies, as well as keeping you afloat if you are not able to work whilst you are recovering.
On top of this, it can be emotionally gratifying to feel that you have gotten some kind of vindication for your whiplash injury in Churston Ferrers.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and a friendly and helpful team are available on 0800 689 0500 to talk to you about your accident and subsequent head or whiplash injury in Churston Ferrers.
They will walk you through the claims process and well as helping you to get the compensation you deserve.