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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 head injury cause depression?


    Head injuries can be deadly serious and can result in complications and other long-term side effects such as mental health issues. If you are suffering from anxiety or depression following a head injury you may be feeling fed up and powerless. Can a head injury cause depression? It can, and if you want to know whether you could be entitled to compensation for the complications your accident has caused you, call our team today.

    How to claim

    To qualify for compensation you must meet the following criteria:

    • The accident which caused your head injury must not have been your fault
    • We must find that someone was negligent and caused your accident and injuries
    • The accident must have happened in the last three years
    • The accident must have been directly responsible for your injuries
    • Your injuries must have been looked at by a medical professional

    You can try our online claim calculator to help you find out whether you have a legitimate claim to be made. The calculator can also tell you how much compensation you could be awarded if your claim is successful.

    If you do decide to make a claim, you will be protected by Accident Advice Helpline’s no-win, no-fee services and there is no obligation to make a claim when you call us.

    To find out more about our services and your available options you can call our team who will be more than happy to advise you and will be understanding of your situation.

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    Can a head injury cause depression or other illnesses?

    A head injury can result in all kinds of complications, including depression. You may have suffered from epilepsy, hormone problems, movement and coordination problems and you may even be left with long-term headaches and memory loss. Head injuries can result in serious infections of the brain and some victims suffer from unconsciousness and can even fall into a coma.

    Accident Advice Helpline is here for you

    If you want to know ‘Can a head injury cause depression?’ Call our team on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles). We understand that a head injury can be a traumatic event on its own but to suffer from mental health issues as a result can be scary and isolating and you may be unsure of what to do next. Call us for free, no-obligation advice and an understanding ear.

    Date Published: November 23, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

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