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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can a fractured skull cause problems later in life?


    If you have fractured your skull then it’s important that you seek medical attention immediately, to rule out the risk of a brain injury. If you’re wondering ‘Can a fractured skull cause problems later in life?’ then the answer is yes, it’s possible. Even if you appear to fully recover after fracturing your skull, a head injury can cause symptoms years after your accident which could seriously affect your quality of life. If this has happened to you then you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation if somebody else caused your accident.

    Skull fractures are usually caused by trauma to the head, for example falling from height, objects falling from height onto your head or hitting your head in a road traffic accident. If somebody else was negligent and caused your accident, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline could help you.

    Compensation for fractured skull complications

    Accident Advice Helpline has been helping members of the public claim compensation for head injuries for over 16 years, and one of the most common questions we are asked about head injuries is ‘Can a fractured skull cause problems later in life?’ If you have sustained a serious skull fracture, for example an open fracture, where there’s a risk of infection, or a depressed fracture which has caused a brain injury, then you may experience problems later in life. Research shows that decades later, trauma to the head can cause symptoms such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating, confusion, and difficulties with language and processing information. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, as they may be related to your earlier head injury.

    Should you make a personal injury claim?

    There’s usually a three-year time limit in place to claim personal injury compensation, but in rare cases, for example if you have suffered problems years after a head injury, you may be able to claim outwith this deadline. It’s worth getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim at any point. If somebody else caused your accident, for example if you were injured by objects falling from height at work and your employer was to blame, then you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim with us. Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.