Concussion is the loss of mental function after a head injury, and it’s considered to be the least serious type of brain injury. Whilst most mild concussions result in minor symptoms which resolve in a few days or weeks, if you have suffered a severe concussion you could be at risk of a brain haemorrhage or other symptoms which could be life-threatening, and you will usually need to be carefully monitored in hospital. Claiming severe concussion compensation is something you may wish to think about once you are home from hospital and on the road to recovery – or you may wish to contact Accident Advice Helpline and claim on behalf of somebody who has been injured.
How did the concussion occur?
Common causes of concussion include road traffic accidents such as car or cycle accidents, falls from height or objects falling from height and if you have suffered a severe concussion, you should look out for any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe headaches
- Memory loss
- Changes in behaviour
- Trouble walking/loss of balance
- Speech problems
- Double vision
- Arm or leg weakness
- Sudden deafness
These could all be symptoms of a severe concussion which will require careful monitoring in hospital. It’s possible to make a claim for severe concussion compensation on behalf of your child or a relative who has been injured, and you can speak to Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice at any time.
No win, no fee*
Don’t avoid making a claim for personal injury compensation because you are worried about legal fees. We provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so whether you have suffered a severe concussion after being knocked off your bike or have fallen from scaffolding and been taken to hospital with concussion, we can help. A severe concussion could mean you need weeks or more likely months off work to recover, affecting you and your family financially, and if your employer, another driver or a third party is to blame for your accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling us on 0800 689 0500 today. Our team has years of experience handling personal injury claims and we have even been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen. You can trust us to handle your claim efficiently and get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton