How to perform basic first aid and no win no fee* in Brighton
After any accident, however minor, it is usually necessary to perform some basic first aid until you can reach a doctor. It is useful to have first aid skills for yourself and others, and it can also be helpful to have a first aid kit to hand, wither in your home or car, so you always have the supplies you need to deal with injuries. The most basic of first aid skills can help to save a life in a more serious accident, so here are some of the skills you should know.
Assessing the situation
Before you can perform any first aid you need to know how to assess the situation for potential dangers to yourself or the injured person. Any accident scene is likely to carry further dangers, so you will need to be aware of these and, if necessary, move the injured person away from any further threat.
Work out how badly injured the person is by trying to get a response from them by talking to them or gently touching them to see if they respond. You should check for breathing by placing your hand or face close to theirs to see if you can feel their breath, and check for a pulse by placing your fingers against their throat or wrist.
Keep the person warm
Being cold can be a sign of going into shock, which can be very dangerous, so try to place clothing or blankets around the injured person to keep them warm.
Call the emergency services
It is important to get a medical professional to the scene as soon as you can, so at the first opportunity you should be trying to reach the emergency services.Open Claim Calculator
When to make a no win no fee* Brighton claim
If you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault, then you should be able to make a no win no fee* Brighton compensation claim against the other party. If you have sustained any injuries, and been seen by a medical professional for these, then you will have all of the proof you need to start making a claim, but it can also be useful to go through a personal injury lawyer for your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers on no win no fee* Brighton compensation claims, and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for advice and support. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about making a no win no fee* Brighton claim. They will help you to decide whether or not your claim is valid and, if it is, will pass you over to injury lawyers who will start work on your claim. Your injury lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee* Brighton basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.