If you have fractured your skull then you will need to seek urgent medical attention. A fractured skull is usually the result of impact to the head, which could be caused by a road traffic accident, a sports accident or an assault. There are a number of different types of skull fractures, and the severity of and type of your fracture will affect fractured skull healing time and the treatment you may need. If you suffered a skull fracture after an accident caused by somebody else, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
What factors can affect fractured skull healing time?
There are several different types of skull fractures:
- Simple (closed) fracture – This occurs when there is no damage to the surrounding tissue and the skin is not broken
- Compound (open) fracture – In this type of fracture, the skin and tissue is broken, exposing the brain. This leads to a higher risk of infection and you may need antibiotics
You may also have suffered a depressed fracture, where part of the skull is crushed inwards, or a basal fracture, a fracture to the base of the skull. The type of treatment you’ll need will depend on the severity of your injuries, and fractured skull healing time can vary depending on how severe your injuries are. Most skull fractures heal by themselves, which can take months, although pain is usually gone in 5-10 days. For more complex fractures, you may need medical treatment such as antibiotics or surgery, which can prolong the healing time.
Claiming compensation for a skull fracture
If you suffered a skull fracture after something fell from height and hit you at work, or if you were injured in a collision with a speeding driver on the motorway and sustained a fractured skull, you could make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. We don’t charge any upfront fees and our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, which means anybody can afford to make a claim with us after their accident.
However minor or serious your skull fracture, you could find you’re entitled to compensation for your loss of earnings as well as your pain and suffering, if you have taken time off work, so it’s well worth getting in touch with us to find out. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, today.