If a head injury makes you think of a simple bump on the head that has very little effect, you’re thinking of the vast majority of head injuries people tend to have. Unfortunately some people are not so lucky. Some people end up suffering from long-term head injuries that could potentially change their lives forever.
There are many ways injuries of this nature could occur. A serious car accident could result in long-term head injuries. If you were to suffer an accident at work that resulted in you falling from a significant height, head injuries could be a possibility here too. Crush injuries can also affect the head, and there are numerous other situations in which someone might receive similar injuries.
What is the prognosis for such injuries?
It all depends on how serious they are. Sometimes people can largely recover, although it could take many months or even a year or more to do so. It could be that people meeting them for the first time don’t suspect they had serious head injuries, but people who knew them before can sense a difference.
In other cases someone might suffer head injuries that are life-changing. They could lead to paralysis or brain damage and therefore change that person’s life. They may need help 24 hours a day from that moment on so they can get the most out of the life they now have.
As you can imagine, life-changing head injuries are just that – but it is incredibly difficult to imagine what it would be like to be affected by a situation like this. You may well have very precise needs from that moment on, including home care and medical care. This all costs money and if someone else was to blame for the accident, compensation could help pay for all this.
Let Accident Advice Helpline assess the situation if you have been involved in an accident of this kind, or you have a close relative who has. By calling 0800 689 0500 today you can see whether you are able to make a no win, no fee* claim. Our compensation claims process is made as easy as possible so you don’t have to worry or wonder whether you have a chance to claim at all. That number is all that stands between you and the answers. It’s a great idea to call now.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen