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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Dealing with an injury to the head


    An injury to the head can have very serious consequences. The results in extreme cases can be a fractured skull and brain damage, leading to disability. If you have suffered an injury to the head, whether it is minor or serious, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. In order to do so, it is in your own interest to seek head injury advice.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a team of experts to contact when seeking head injury advice. Our lawyers, based on the information provided, will be able to determine whether you do have grounds for a head injury claim, and if so, provide representation.

    In order to make a head injury claim, you should not have been responsible for the accident or injury that led to your misfortune. If there are doubts about whether you were to blame, it is still worthwhile consulting us, as we may discover you are entitled to make a claim. It is important that you seek advice as soon as possible following your injury, because there are deadlines for doing so.

    Our advice to anyone who has suffered a head injury is to seek as much information as possible about the incident. This could include the names of any witnesses, as their statements could back up your claim. If the accident or incident was investigated by the police, then a statement from the investigating officer will be particularly useful.

    A head injury can result in severe financial hardship through inability to work, meeting incidental medical costs, such as prescription charges and, in extreme cases, the cost of care and alterations to the home. The aim of a compensation award following a successful claim is to recoup these costs and, where necessary, provide for the victim and their family’s future. Accident Advice Helpline solicitors will do their utmost to ensure that the maximum of compensation is won in order to guarantee the well-being of their clients.

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    When pursuing a claim for a head injury, the doctor’s report is vital. If you believe your injury is only minor, our advice is that you should still seek an examination by your doctor in case it leads to unforeseen consequences.

    The doctor’s report is very important, because it will outline your head injury in detail and explain the treatment already carried out, plus any other treatment you may require in the future. The medical report may also determine the size of any compensation award should your claim be successful.

    The representation you receive when making a head injury claim is crucially important. Should you have grounds for a claim, our representation will not cause you further hardship, as you will not have to pay our fees if the case fails and no compensation is awarded. You will also not have to pay to begin the compensation claim process.

    If you have suffered a head injury and want to know if you are able to make that all-important claim, then contact us on our free 24/7 helpline: 0800 689 0500
    from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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