With millions of vehicles on the road today, it is hardly any wonder the odd accident takes place. Mostly these are minor and no one involved is injured in any manner. However in more serious, perhaps high-speed, accidents, there is a greater chance one or more people may be injured. Head injuries can be particularly serious as they can incur a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain or even brain damage.
Every year a small group of people who have suffered head injuries in these circumstances will seek road accident head injury compensation. This may be paid out if the individual has suffered a head injury in a road accident where another individual was clearly to blame. It may be applicable in situations where the head injury is relatively minor, and in other cases where a life-changing head injury has occurred.
Examples of head injuries
Perhaps the most familiar type of head injury a person could suffer from in a car accident is concussion. You don’t have to be knocked out to receive this. If you receive a knock to the head it may lead to concussion, and this could make you feel very ill for a period of time. Some people end up with long-term symptoms from concussion, although this is quite rare.
In other cases individuals might suffer a blood clot that requires emergency surgery. A fractured skull can also potentially result from a severe impact of the type sometimes seen in a car accident. In any event, any knock to the head received in a collision of this kind should be looked at. There have been cases where people have seemed fine and then fallen very ill very suddenly. You never know what might be going on inside.
Are you in a position to claim compensation?
Road accident head injury compensation may be payable if you can prove someone else was the cause of your accident. Most people seek expert legal advice to determine whether or not this is the case. A no win, no fee claims procedure will allow you to get the advice you need without being at any risk.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now to find out if you could claim anything. A head injury of some severity may lead to a successful claim if you can prove the other person was negligent.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead