Any type of accident can cause you to suffer an injury or pain. It could be a car accident, a motorcycle accident, a workplace accident, an accident at home or an accident at school. It doesn't matter the type of accident that happened. All that matters is the severity of the accident when it comes to looking at your injuries and subsequent pain. One type of pain, delayed onset of pain, is a real issue.
The various types of pain that could develop days after an accident include the following:
- Pain of the shoulders or neck
- Pain in the back
- Abdominal pain
- Tingling or numbness of the extremities
Many people who experience delayed pain following an accident will worry that they won't be able to get treated properly or receive compensation for their injuries. As long as the person who suffered the injury gets everything documented by their doctor and did not sign a release of liability, there shouldn't be any issues.
If you are involved in an accident, you should never admit fault and never sign any documents without first consulting with your attorney. When speaking with your doctor, you should also attempt to have him or her provide you with an estimate of the future medical costs you will incur due to the injury suffered. This will help when you file a legal claim for compensation.
After any type of accident, it's best for you to seek medical treatment. Don't refuse a trip to the hospital as doctors there can perform detailed tests to determine the extent of your injuries.