What to do if you are injured away from town – no win no fee in Dunmow
If you are wounded far away from a doctor, hospital or even town, then you may need to get yourself back to civilisation on your own, before you are able to get help. Most of us live in towns and cities these days, and are able to pick up a mobile phone and call for help as and when we need it, but if you are on holiday, or simply taking some time out somewhere off the beaten track a little, then an injury can seem like a much bigger deal than if you were in town. If you are injured and need to get yourself back to town or to a hospital, then here are some tips on what you could do.
- Perform basic first aid. Whatever you have with you can be used to give yourself first aid to prepare you for your journey. A bottle of water can be used on any cuts or scrapes to cleanse them and ward off infection, and your clothing can be torn into strips to wrap around any deeper wounds so that you don’t lose too much blood.
- Try to signal for help. Think about signalling for help before you think about moving, as moving could cause you to lose too much blood. See what you have around you and how far out you are, so whether it is worth making noise or calling for help.
- Decide how long you can safely wait. If there are people expecting you back, how long until they come to look for you? Are you easy to find and will you be able to call for help if you hear people coming your way? Decide this, as your best course of action is always to stay put and wait for help to come to you.
- Start making your way towards populated areas. Move slowly as your injury should be kept clean and dry and not knocked or walked on. If you come across any good area to signal then stop and do so.
When to make a no win no fee Dunmow claim
If the reason for your injury is the negligence of another person, then you may be able to make a no win no fee compensation claim against them. Before you proceed with a compensation claim you will first want to know how likely it is that your claim will be successful, as you don’t want to waste the time or money of a no win no fee Dunmow claim if you aren’t going to win.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of no win no fee Dunmow claims and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about what has happened, and get advice on whether you should proceed or not. You are under no obligation to go ahead with the claims process after your initial phone call, but if you do decide to move forward your injury lawyers will be working on a 100% no win no fee Dunmow basis to process your claim.
Date Published: 7th February 2014
Author: David Brown