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    Esther Rantzen

    Some common head injury symptoms in toddlers


    Toddlers are always on the go, exploring the world around them, and for that reason they’re more likely to suffer injuries than younger or older children. When you drop your toddler off at nursery or play group, you expect them to be well cared for. But what happens if they suffer a head injury? It can often be difficult to recognise head injury symptoms in toddlers if there isn’t an obviously visible wound to the head, as toddlers often won’t be able to tell you what’s wrong.

    There are some symptoms that you can look out for though and if your child is displaying any of these symptoms then you should seek immediate medical attention.

    What are some head injury symptoms in toddlers?

    Head injury symptoms in toddlers can include any of the following:

    • Abnormal breathing
    • Unequal size pupils
    • Bleeding or clear fluid from the nose, mouth or ear
    • Neck pain/stiffness
    • Vision or speech problems
    • Unconsciousness lasting more than a few seconds

    Of course there may also be a visible wound, bruising or swelling. If your child has been injured at nursery or playgroup then it’s important to find out what happened and whether they have received medical attention. Children should always have a suspected head injury checked to ensure it’s not serious, and if this hasn’t happened then the nursery or playgroup could be held liable for their accident and injuries. If your child has suffered a head injury whilst playing at a play park or soft play centre then the operator/manager of the venue could be held responsible.

    Claiming compensation after a child’s accident

    If your child has been injured it can be a very distressing and worrying time for the whole family, and claiming personal injury compensation is likely to be the last thing on your mind. But if you have been affected financially after their accident – for example if you’ve taken time off work to look after them – then making a personal injury claim can actually help to ease financial stress.

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    You can contact Accident Advice Helpline at any time to find out if you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you are eligible to claim compensation. Our personal injury advisors will never push you into making a claim and there is no obligation to proceed at any stage of the claims process, so what do you have to lose?

    Date Published: November 23, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

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