Head injuries can range from a minor knock to the head to something far more serious. While some are fatal, this is thankfully a rare occurrence. However, the consequences of a serious head injury can be serious indeed in many ways.
It is not too much to say that a serious head injury can change your life. The skull does a great job of protecting the brain, but if the brain should develop a bleed, this can create pressure that in turn can threaten the life of the person involved. Additionally, it is possible for someone to suffer a fractured skull, which can also be risky and may incur complications.
Memory loss and other symptoms
Some of the symptoms associated with a head injury are perhaps more familiar than others. For example, a loss of consciousness can occur, but it does not happen in all circumstances. Additionally, someone may suffer an open head injury where something breaks the skull and can enter the brain. This is undoubtedly serious, but a closed head injury can still be very serious too – even though it may not look as though it is.
People with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can suffer from memory loss relating to the accident, and also poor memory resulting from the injury. Some people may develop seizures as a result of what happened to them. Others may experience changes in mood and may never be quite the same again.
Are you looking for advice following a serious head injury?
The consequences of a serious head injury can be many and varied. If you have suffered such an injury and you want advice, or a loved one has suffered a head injury and you want to get advice for them, call Accident Advice Helpline. Over the 15 years and more that we have been helping people, we have advised many individuals in similar situations.
The severity of a head injury can help determine the likely amount of compensation that could potentially be granted. Negligence must always be present to prove that a third party was ultimately responsible for whatever happened that led to the injury happening in the first place. However, we are always here to provide no-obligation advice, regardless of what occurred. Just call 0800 689 0500 and see whether we could help you by recommending one of our lawyers to assist you.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead