We are all aware head injuries can be potentially dangerous. The smallest of injuries can turn out to be very serious, while an accident that looks dangerous can turn out to result in only minor bruising to the head. You never know of course, which is why all head injuries should be checked out as soon as possible.
There are different types of head injury that can occur too. A minor head injury doesn’t usually result in a loss of consciousness or any severe cuts to the head. It is common to feel sick or experience a mild dizziness or headache, but the symptoms should be no worse than this. In contrast a potentially-major head injury could result in a loss of consciousness, problems with balance, memory loss, confusion and a variety of other symptoms.
What should you do if you have suffered a head injury of any kind?
It is imperative that you are not on your own for the first 24 hours following an accident that causes a head injury. Even if you think your symptoms are minor, they can potentially get worse very quickly if there is a more serious injury.
People may be injured more seriously in accidents where they are hit by a car or fall from a height and hit their head. Every situation is different but if you suspect someone else was to blame it becomes even more important to determine how serious your injuries could be. Proof of the injuries can also help later on if you end up making a compensation claim.
What might the outcome of one of these types of head injury be?
Obviously every situation will differ and we now know that the appearance of a person after a head injury does not necessarily tell you how severe their condition is. For example a minor bump on the head that cuts the scalp could cause a lot of bleeding. However, a major knock to the head may not lead to any external injuries, although there could be something far more serious going on inside.
If you have suffered a head injury in the past three years and you have evidence of someone else being to blame, make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free number to call now on 0800 689 0500. Find out the answers you need with no obligation attached.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen