Recovering after a Road Accident
Recovering after a road accident - how making a claim can help
Recovering from a road accident can be a stressful and upsetting time. You might find that you're unable to work, look after your day-to-day responsibilities or enjoy your favourite hobbies.
Road traffic accident claims can help you recover the compensation you're entitled to. Your compensation can help you with any medical bills that arise, such as physiotherapy, or to cover any money you've lost through not being able to work.
Road traffic accident claims can be made by anyone involved in a car accident caused by someone else, whether you're a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or passenger - not just drivers. We care more about the actual people involved than the vehicles they drive, which is why if you've been injured we can help you claim.
Recovering after a road accident
There are a number of ways you can help boost your recovery after a road accident. If, for example, you are a passenger in a car and you've suffered whiplash, NHS Direct advises maintaining mobility in your neck even if this is painful, and taking painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
You might've been injured in a cycling accident and suffered road rash, cuts and grazes to your arms and legs. In this instance, the NHS advises injured cyclists to cleanse and then cover any grazes with a plaster or dressing. If you believe there's a risk of any cut or graze becoming infected; you have any numbness or tingling; the wound is too big or awkward to apply a dressing; or you think it might leave a long-term scar; seek further medical help. Read our cycle accident claims page for more information on claiming compensation.
Although there's plenty of advice on boosting recovery from a road accident available online, you should always check with a medical professional if you're not sure. Always check with a Doctor before taking any medications.
People we've helped
We've helped thousands of people recover millions of pounds in compensation since we started in 1993. We don't think it's right that you should suffer sometimes severe, long-term or even permanent injuries without receiving any compensation and that's why we fight for you.
Accidents can prevent you from working and stop you enjoying your everyday hobbies. Mr. Fairhurst from Merseyside suffered a broken elbow after being hit by a reversing van while waiting for a bus. He'd been self-employed and found his work affected. He also couldn't play golf for a long time. We helped Mr. Fairhurst recover over £2,000 in compensation.