If you’ve ever received a blow to the head, whether during a fall or an accident or if something hit you on the head without warning, you’ll be familiar with the variety of symptoms you could potentially experience after this occurrence. It may be your head injury caused blurred vision, for example – something that can be worrying and disconcerting until it passes.
But should you be concerned about this symptom? Is it something that happens a lot, or is it quite rare to experience blurred vision after being struck on the head in some sort of accident, wherever it may have happened?
If your head injury caused blurred vision, what should you do?
Head injuries are often classed in one of two ways. Most of them are minor head injuries and don’t usually need any treatment, unless there is significant bleeding from a cut or something similar. The other type is a serious head injury, and this will always need medical attention as there may have been underlying damage to the skull or brain.
Blurred vision can potentially occur after a minor head injury, but the blurriness is usually minor and mild. This is something to keep an eye on, but if it doesn’t get any worse it is unlikely to point to a problem. However, if the blurriness is severe or it comes with other issues, such as sleepiness, bleeding from the nose or ears or clear fluid being lost from one or both areas and a range of other symptoms, emergency attention should always be sought.
How did your accident happen?
Accidents can happen in a wide variety of ways. For example, you can experience a head injury in a car accident, in a fall or even at work, although every one of these examples is a rarity. If you were not the one to blame for the accident, and you believe there is evidence that points to negligence on the part of someone else, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
If your head injury caused blurred vision and other symptoms, you could be entitled to compensation. To find out more, ring our team now on 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from any mobile. Making sure you have access to the right no-obligation information is the first step to take when looking to make a claim for your injuries.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Head injury claim