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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 head injury in the elderly more serious?

    Head injuries in themselves can be very serious yet a head injury in the elderly can result in a higher risk of fatality or complications. Although compensation won’t be the first consideration after a head injury, you should be aware of your rights and what compensation you could be owed following yours or your loved one’s traumatic ordeal. Accident Advice Helpline are experts in accident claims and have a knowledgeable and understanding team available over the phone.

    What to look out for with a head injury

    If you witness someone get injured and they suffer a knock to the head, it is advised that they seek medical attention immediately. Head injuries should always be seen by a doctor to be treated or given the all-clear. Many symptoms may not show immediately due to shock but symptoms can include:

    • Dizziness
    • Blurred vision
    • Headaches
    • Vomiting or nausea
    • Concussion
    • Fits or seizures
    • Unconsciousness
    • Bruising around the head, eyes or ears
    • Bleeding from the nose or ears

    After seeing a doctor you may be asked to stay in hospital to be observed, or you may be sent home but need to stay awake with someone for a set time. This could be to see whether you go on to suffer any complications.

    Making a claim for a head injury in the elderly

    If you or a loved one is considered elderly and suffered from a head injury, you should get advice from an experienced legal advisor about making a claim for compensation. Compensation can help with rehabilitation and treatment costs and it can be awarded for the emotional suffering caused as well as the physical and financial.

    With Accident Advice Helpline there are no upfront fees and there is no obligation should you not want to make a claim. If we do find that you are eligible and you are happy for us to proceed with a claim on your behalf or for your next of kin, we will keep you informed every step of the way and fight to get the most compensation possible to help support any ongoing treatment you may need or to help recover any costs.

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    A head injury in the elderly can be serious so if you want further support, call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles).

    Date Published: November 23, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Head injury claim

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