If you suffer from a suspected fractured skull, urgent medical attention should always be sought. There are some fractured skull symptoms you should look out for too, and being aware of these can help you identify whether you or someone else might have this injury, if you or they have been involved in an accident.
For example, there will likely be significant swelling where the impact occurred. It will probably feel tender too, and if the impact broke the skin, there will be bleeding, although this is a separate injury to a possible fracture.
Other fractured skull symptoms to identify
There may also be bruising occurring to any part of the head, including the face. Bleeding may also potentially occur from the nose and possibly from the ears, too. Any of these signs following a blow to the head, or a fall where the person strikes their head, should necessitate urgent medical attention. X-rays and possibly scans too will identify whether a fracture has taken place.
Some skull fractures are worse than others, as is the case with any fractured bone. A hairline fracture, once diagnosed, may only require painkillers while the person heals and recovers. However, if the fracture is a serious one, and there is underlying damage to the brain as well, additional medical treatment might be required.
Can you make a claim after suffering a head injury like this?
You should think back to how your accident happened. How did you fracture your skull? An accident at work, or on the roads, or in another situation whereby someone else may have been negligent, could lead to compensation being awarded to you. You’ll have evidence of your injury recorded on your medical records, so this can support what happened and indicate how serious the injury was.
From that moment, when you begin to recover, you need only call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to have a talk with someone at Accident Advice Helpline. We know what to ask to determine if a claim could be possible, and whether your fractured skull symptoms would support an outcome whereby you receive compensation. We can answer all the questions you’re likely to have, and reveal whether you could secure compensation if you do go ahead with a claim now. Our lawyers are ready to assist you if they possibly can.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen