Quarantine may have prevented you from venturing out as much as you once did, but injuries are still a possibility. If you sustain an injury during quarantine, you may need treatment. Depending on the situation, you may choose from one of four approaches to treatment.
If it is a medical emergency dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Injury Treatment Options
1. Seek treatment virtually.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, virtual treatment has become a much more popular option among people who don’t need emergency medical services. A virtual doctor’s appointment will allow you to talk to a medical professional over video chat. You may be asked to show the doctor or nurse the injured area, and you may also need to answer questions about the injury. At the end of the appointment, you may be given instructions, additional treatment options and/or a prescription for medication.
2. Call a health line.
If you are not able to seek virtual treatment, or if you want to talk to a medical professional about your injuries faster, consider calling a health line for advice. You may be instructed to take steps to treat the injury at home, or you may be advised to make an in-person appointment. In cases of severe injury, you may be told to go to the emergency room.
3. Do exercises at home.
In some cases, you may be able to rehabilitate an injury at home by doing specific exercises. However, you should not attempt any rehabilitative exercises unless you have been advised to do so by a physician. You can also use exercises to reduce the risk of sustaining an injury in the first place.
4. Go to a clinic in person.
Now that facilities are reopening for non-emergent appointments and procedures, you may be able to seek treatment for your injury in person. However, if you are worried about exposure to coronavirus, you should go to the clinic only if no other option is appropriate. If you choose to go to a facility in person, call ahead to make an appointment and/or make sure you will be permitted to see a doctor. Wear a mask while in the clinic to reduce health risks to yourself and others.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured during quarantine because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Injuries can be costly, leading to expensive medical bills, lost wages and more.
If someone else caused your injury, they can be held legally responsible for these expenses. The best way to recover the compensation you deserve for a personal injury is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney for guidance. A qualified personal injury lawyer will be able to review your situation and help you determine whether to move forward with a lawsuit. Your attorney will also be by your side to help you maximize your chances of bringing home a fair settlement. Please contact our firm today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.