We’re sure you already know this, but your head is one of the most fragile parts (if not the most fragile part) of your body – after all, it houses your brain which is where your personality, memory and cognition live. Head trauma injuries can change personalities, leave individuals struggling to speak or walk and even cause unconsciousness or coma. So if you or someone you love has suffered a head injury, claiming head trauma compensation is something you should definitely consider – it pays to be informed, and Accident Advice Helpline offers confidential, no-obligation advice.
Common causes of head injuries
There are any number of different types of accidents which could lead to a head injury, and since 2000 we have handled hundreds of head trauma compensation claims. Here are a few examples of common causes of head injuries:
- Fall from height – for example, falling off a roof or from scaffolding at work
- Slip or trip, banging your head on something as you fall to the ground
- Objects falling from height onto your head
- Falling off a ladder
- Hit by flying debris from factory machinery or on a construction site
- Car accident, either whilst driving a car or as a pedestrian
- Children falling from a climbing frame or other play equipment
Head injuries don’t only affect you physically, they have the power to change your personality and many head trauma injury victims find that they suffer from uncontrollable mood swings and behavioural problems that may make it impossible for them to return to work. Obviously these injuries impact not just them but also their friends and families. Severe head trauma can cause brain injury which could lead to physical disability or impairment, impacting your quality of life and outlook for the future.
You deserve compensation
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, your employer could be held liable for your injuries. Injured in a public place such as a shopping centre? The local council or centre owner could be at fault. Or perhaps your child has been injured at their nursery or playgroup. The owner of the nursery could be ordered to pay you compensation for your child’s pain and suffering. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 today – it’s free to call – and find out if you have a viable claim for personal injury compensation. Don’t forget a three-year time limit applies to make a claim.
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton