If you have fractured your skull in an accident at work or a road traffic accident, you may need to be put into a medical coma. This is because fracture skull brain swelling is a real risk after an injury of this type. When the brain is injured, it swells, and unlike other body parts, it is enclosed in the skull and has nowhere to go. This swelling can press against the skull, further damaging the brain. Often, patients are put into a medical coma to relieve swelling and allow the brain time to heal, minimising brain damage. If this has happened to you or somebody that you love, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation if somebody else was responsible for your accident.
Is fractured skull brain swelling common?
Many fractured skull injuries are simple, linear fractures which heal by themselves within a few months. More complex fractures, such as basal fractures to the base of the skull or depressed fractures, where the broken skull presses inwards against the brain, could cause fractured skull brain swelling which could put you at risk of a brain injury. Brain injuries can impact your quality of life, changing your mood and behaviour and making it difficult to live alone or care for yourself – you may even find yourself unable to return to your job.
You could make a claim for personal injury compensation if somebody you love has suffered a brain injury. For example if they suffered a fractured skull after a road traffic accident caused by a drunk driver, they could be entitled to compensation.
Get advice from the experts
The only way to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation after fracturing your skull is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get more information about making a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim. If you have suffered a minor skull fracture and taken a few days or weeks off work, you may still be eligible to make a personal injury claim if you received medical attention after your accident, so it is worth calling us to find out.
Our team of personal injury advisors has over 16 years’ experience offering no-obligation advice to members of the public, so whether you want to find out if you have a viable claim or get advice on the amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive, you can get in touch with us today.
Category: Brain injury claims