You are probably aware that a head injury can be potentially very serious. While many head injuries are nothing more than a simple and light bump on the head, high-impact injuries can be much more severe.
Some require surgery and some may leave the person a shadow of who they were before. It is not uncommon for changes in character and ability, whether physical or mental, to occur when a serious head injury is suffered.
Head injuries due to negligence can occur in many ways too. For instance while injuries in the workplace are uncommon they can happen if there is a lack of health and safety. A good example would be workers on a building site not being issued with hard hats. If something fell on someone’s head and they received a nasty head injury, this could amount to negligence.
The likely outcome of head injuries
It is difficult to tell what the outcome of any particular head injury could be. Some may seem minor to begin with, yet may develop into something far more serious.
On the other hand someone may receive a severe knock to the head and survive with no ill-effects. You just never know, which is why medical treatment is imperative.
If someone has suffered head injuries due to negligence it could change their lives. Even if the effects are fairly mild for the long-term, such as the occasional mild loss of memory or tiredness and headaches, this could completely change a person’s life.
The severity of the after-effects can help determine the amount of compensation an individual in this position is likely to be entitled to.
The recovery process
Sometimes a head injury may involve little more than a headache for a while afterwards. In more severe cases a concussion may be diagnosed.
This can leave the individual feeling off-colour for a few days and often they will have to stay in hospital overnight for observation. The more serious injuries may take months to recover from, and even then a full recovery may not always be possible.
Accident Advice Helpline knows how difficult it can be to recover from a more serious head injury. Regardless of whether you sustained yours at work, in a car accident or in any other situation, call: 0800 689 0500 now to see whether you might be able to claim compensation for it.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen