Any head injury has the potential to cause concussion. It is actually quite common and even though it can bring forth some unpleasant symptoms it doesn’t usually last long. Someone suffering from concussion may lose consciousness for a short period following the head injury. They may also experience problems with their vision or be confused about where they are or what is going on.
Quite often major concussion can be diagnosed through a brain scan. If the scan reveals no underlying damage to the brain the diagnosis will usually be one of concussion. However, in some cases the symptoms can be more pronounced than others. If anyone – or indeed you yourself – develops symptoms like this after a head injury, it is wise to get professional medical advice.
How can major concussion affect an individual?
There have been some isolated cases where someone seems to suffer from concussion for a longer period of time than is normal. Often the symptoms will reduce after a few days and the person will go back to feeling fine again. However, in isolated cases this may not happen. Instead, there can be a chance that the symptoms can persist for many weeks afterwards, perhaps even months.
As you can imagine, this can really affect a person’s life. If you were affected you might end up not being able to drive or even work. You might need help with certain things and you could end up being more prone to falls if you felt off-balance. As such, people who have this condition as a result of someone else causing them to have an accident do sometimes consider claiming compensation.
Recovering from concussion
It is important to take medical advice when you are diagnosed with concussion, particularly major concussion. It can make you feel off-colour for some time afterwards and as such you must follow doctor’s orders so you can recover as soon as possible.
Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand to see whether we can launch a no win, no fee* claim. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 you have an opportunity to speak with a friendly member of staff. They could eventually put you in touch with one of AAH injury compensation lawyers who will support your case every step of the way. Why not give us a call today?
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen