Concussion is the most common and least serious brain injury, which occurs after a blow to the head or other head injury. Symptoms of concussion can include:
- Memory loss
- Vision disturbances
- Brief loss of consciousness
If you’re suffering from concussion, you should seek medical help, to rule out the possibility of any more serious injury. Careful monitoring after a concussion for a period of days or weeks is essential. This is because concussion symptoms could be indicative of something more serious such as:
- Subarachnoid Haemorrhage – bleeding on the surface of the brain
- Subdural Haematoma – bleeding between the skull and the brain
If you or someone you know experiences mental confusion, persistent headaches, drowsiness or difficulty speaking at any time after a concussion, you should go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency department. Repeated episodes of concussion could trigger dementia or cause long-term problems, or post-concussion syndrome (PCS) could develop, where concussion symptoms last for weeks or months.
How to claim for personal injury
You may have suffered concussion in a car accident, or it may be due to an accident in the workplace. If you decide to file a personal injury claim, we will require proof of medical treatment as evidence to support your claim, so it is important that you seek medical attention for your concussion as soon as possible.
If you have experienced longer-term complications or medical issues relating to your concussion, we may also need to see evidence of this, and provided your accident happened within the last 3 years, we should be able to help you. Even if your accident was someone else’s fault, we will be able to help you claim compensation.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our professional personal injury compensation lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, and there’s no obligation to proceed with your claim – so you can ring us for some advice before you make a decision. Our friendly, helpful team are on hand to take your call 24/7, and because we are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), you know you’re in safe hands.
We can normally decide whether you have a viable claim in 30 seconds, and most claims can be processed over the phone, so it’s unlikely that you will have to attend court. Whether your claim relates to a workplace accident or employer negligence, we’re waiting to take your call today.
Date Published: November 18, 2013
Author: David Brown