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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

    Is a fractured skull serious?


    People tend to have lots of questions relating to head injuries. It’s good to ask questions, too, since it can help you identify which injuries might be minor and which ones might be more serious. Among the questions people ask is this one: Is a fractured skull serious? The answer is yes, it can be, and this is because it can potentially lead to injuries of the brain, too.

    If you suspect you or someone else might have fractured their skull, you should always seek emergency medical care. This is a serious injury and it can result in other injuries being caused to the brain if the fracture is serious.

    Is a fractured skull serious, and can it always lead to brain injuries?

    Not always – a lot will depend on the nature of the fracture and whether the person has suffered any other injuries to the head. It takes a heavy blow to cause the skull to fracture, and this alone can potentially cause brain injuries to occur.

    Very often, someone with a fractured skull will be admitted to hospital where they will be assessed and monitored to determine their condition. If no underlying brain injury or bleeding is found, they will probably be allowed to go home after a while. Even then, it is important to keep an eye on the person in case they deteriorate in any way, which may possibly happen.

    Have you been through a similar injury?

    If so, you will not need to ask the question, “Is a fractured skull serious?” You will know what can happen following this type of head injury, and whether you can make a claim resulting in compensation being issued to you.

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    To learn more from our team at Accident Advice Helpline, you need only check our 30-second online test, which has been developed to ensure you have the answers you need concerning the chances of claiming compensation. Alternatively, simply call us now on 0800 689 0500 (or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile). Whatever you do, you are closer to getting answers than you’d think, and it could be a lot easier than you’d think to find out how a potential claim could progress. If you were injured in this manner, and negligence was the reason, you could receive compensation in line with the extent of the injuries you sustained in your accident.

    Category: Head injury claim

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