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    What are the telltale signs of a concussion injury?

    What are the telltale signs of a concussion injury?

    A concussion is usually caused when you sustain a head injury. This could be from a slip, trip or fall, horse riding accident or something as simple as accidentally banging your head on a cupboard. While it can often be very hard to distinguish head injuries because of their nature, the telltale signs of a concussion injury can manifest rather early. So, what are these telltale signs and how can you recognise them?

    Dizziness and confusion after a head injury

    Concussions can occur after a number of injuries but one telltale sign is the onset of prolonged dizziness after suffering a head injury. If, for example, someone has suffered a slip, trip or fall whether it’s in a kitchen or out on a sports field, and their head has hit the ground with some force, they may be suffering from concussion.

    Sickness and headaches

    Other telltale signs of a concussion injury are headaches and sickness. If you have had a slip, trip or fall and the headache is severe or does not go away after a while, you should seek medical advice. As well as this, if you feel sick or are physically sick this could be another tell tale sign of a concussion injury and you should seek help as soon as possible.

    Mild concussion is not usually life threatening or particularly harmful in the long run but any of these telltale signs of concussion could point to a brain injury or internal bleeding which needs to be treated straight away.

    Your right to make a claim

    If you’ve suffered a concussion injury and you have documentation to prove that it wasn’t your fault, our expert team of lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim. With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims, we deal with a range of claims including slip, trip and fall injuries through to travel accident compensation and health and safety at work.

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    Working on a no-win no-fee basis, we can help make the claims process as simple and as stress-free as possible. In addition, we also have a freephone 24-hour helpline that you can call should you have any inquiries or wish to discuss a potential claim of your own. Give one of our friendly, professionally-trained advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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