Concussion can be experienced when someone has a head injury. The term refers to a condition that occurs when the brain moves around inside the skull as the result of a head injury. This in turn results in a number of symptoms that may be quite unpleasant to suffer from at the time. However, the condition is typically not serious and is self-limiting.
Concussion doesn’t happen every time someone suffers a head injury. However, when it does happen the person may not be able to get on with their life as they normally would. For example they may not be able to work or drive for a few days, and indeed on some occasions hospitals will keep someone in overnight to ensure nothing more serious develops.
Could this condition lead to concussion compensation being paid to the injured person?
This can happen in some cases, but not in all. The most important thing to work out is whether the individual was responsible for the accident in which they were injured, or whether someone else was to blame. We all know things can happen that are no one’s fault, or that we do something we later regret that leads to us being injured. However if someone else is definitely at fault for the concussion, there is a good chance that compensation might eventually be paid.
The amount that would be received in this situation is not easy to determine. While a professional injury compensation lawyer might be able to give someone a rough idea as to compensation amounts, many different factors will come into play.
Should you seek professional advice?
If you have had an accident that incurred concussion either in the workplace or in some other situation, it might be worth seeking advice. Since you can get no-obligation advice this gives you an opportunity to work out whether you could get compensation without having to pay anything for the privilege.
If you decide to find out more, call Accident Advice Helpline today. We have a free enquiry line you can call that will make life easier for you. The number is 0800 689 0500 and you can get through to an advisor to speak to without delay. Once you relay the information and facts surrounding your case, a professional lawyer can determine whether any concussion compensation might eventually be due to be paid to you.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead