Head-related injuries can result from accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents and they range from minor to life-threatening. If you’ve suffered a head injury and you were not to blame for the work accident, which caused it, you could claim compensation.
Which types of accident cause head injuries?
Head injuries can occur through lots of different types of accident. Examples of work-related incidents which may cause injury to the head include:
- falls from height
- being struck by objects or moving machinery
- slips and trips
- driving accidents
The severity of head injuries varies and while some people recover very quickly, others will take months, even years to recover and some may never regain the same quality of life.
Minor head injuries
Signs of minor head injuries include nausea, minor headache and mild cases of blurred or double vision. Often, symptoms subside quickly without any need for formal treatment; however, if you have bumped your head, it is best to get checked out by a doctor. If your symptoms get worse or you develop a sudden headache, dizziness or confusion, seek urgent medical advice.
Severe head injuries
Severe head injuries can be fatal and they require emergency treatment. Signs of a serious head injury include:
- loss of consciousness
- confusion and memory loss
- double vision
- bleeding from the ears or nose
- slipping in and out of consciousness
- struggling to speak
If you come across somebody who has been seriously injured and is displaying these signs, call 999 and wait with them until the emergency services arrive.
Claiming compensation for head injuries
If you’ve been injured at work and you have had to take time off or give up your job, work accident compensation could help to ease financial pressures and cover rent or mortgage payments while you recover. If you were not at fault for the accident and it occurred within the last three years, the highly trained personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline could secure you a work injury compensation payout.
Head injuries can have a major bearing on your health and well-being, as well as affecting those around you; compensation could help to give you and your family peace of mind and provide financial assistance towards rehabilitation costs and services such as counselling, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice