If you have ever bumped your head you’ll know how painful it can be. Thankfully the vast majority of head injuries are very minor. However, there is the potential for an injury of this kind to be more serious. It all depends how it is sustained and what happened to cause that injury.
Sustaining a head injury means you may feel off-colour for some time. However, a more serious injury might mean receiving medical attention. In the worst-case scenario it could be life-changing. Head injuries can occur for all kinds of reasons. On occasion someone else might be responsible for you sustaining a head injury. This could happen through negligence of health and safety in the workplace, by driving erratically and causing you to have an accident, or perhaps even failing to maintain something that leads to an accident.
Is it easy to prove negligence?
It depends on the situation. Accident Advice Helpline has been able to prove that negligence led to a variety of accidents in which someone sustained either a major or a minor head injury. In this case there is often a good case to be made for some amount of compensation to be paid to that individual.
As you can see though, it is not enough to know that an accident was not your fault. If you lost consciousness or did not see what happened to cause the accident, you cannot rely on your own recollections. However other types of evidence can be found to prove negligence when it was the cause of an accident.
How long does it take to recover from a head injury?
It will depend on how severe the head injury was. In the most severe of cases a head injury can lead to a fatality, or to an impairment of some kind. Brain damage can be caused by a severe head injury, although some people do suffer nasty head injuries and still manage to make a full recovery. It all depends on the individual and the exact nature of the injury.
Accident Advice Helpline is always here if you are curious about a head injury you sustained in the last three years. All you need to do is take the online test or get in touch directly on 0800 689 0500. For the sake of a few moments you might get some answers to your questions.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Head injury claim