Minor head injuries may be minor but they can still cause pain and discomfort in a variety of ways. For example you might well experience a headache for a period of time after you receive the knock to your head. It is quite normal to have mild blurring of your vision too, not to mention mild dizziness. However, the symptoms should be no more serious than this. Even in this case it can be wise to see your GP or visit an A&E department to get checked out if you can.
Minor head injuries can occur in a variety of ways. For example something might be dropped on you from a height as you walk along the street. Something might fall from a building or be dropped from a building site from the scaffolding. In another case you might sustain a minor injury when hit by a car or involved in any other kind of accident.
Who caused the injury to occur?
If you trip over your own shoelaces and fall over, hitting your head in the process, you’d clearly be at fault for causing the trip to happen. However, if you were crossing the road while the traffic was stopped and a driver went through the light and hit you, this could cause head injuries. Tripping over a pothole and knocking your head on a wall or on the pavement could also cause minor injuries of this kind.
As you can see there are all kinds of ways a minor head injury might be experienced. However, the most important thing to do after seeking medical advice is to consider whether someone else was to blame for you having the injury in the first place. This can be proven in some circumstances but you must have all the facts in order to determine whether this is the case.
Recovering from the injury
Recovery can be quite straightforward with minor head injuries. You shouldn’t remain alone for the first 24-hour period because you never know if something relatively minor might develop into something worse. This is rare but having someone with you means there is someone who can call for help if you should lose consciousness.
You can also contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for no-obligation advice once you are recovered, to see if you can claim any compensation for your head injury.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen