Suffering a head injury after an accident means you’re likely to need a head injury examination. Head injuries can be sustained in a variety of different types of accidents, but it’s important to have an examination by a medical professional to ensure that your head injury isn’t serious. For minor head injuries such as concussion, you may need to spend some time in hospital to be monitored, whereas for serious head injuries surgery or medical treatment may be needed.
If somebody else was to blame for your accident you could make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, provided it hasn’t been more than three years since your accident.
What does a head injury examination involve?
If you have suffered a head injury, you may need to go to hospital for a head injury examination. Your doctor or nurse will usually check your head for signs of trauma and injury, as well as checking your vision and hearing. They may refer you for a scan if there are signs of a more serious head injury, and you may need to spend some time in hospital for assessment and treatment. They’ll also ask you about any pain or symptoms you are experiencing, such as dizziness or fatigue, as these can be important in your diagnosis.
Once you are feeling better, you may want to think about making a claim for personal injury compensation. Or if you have suffered a serious injury such as a brain injury, somebody else could make a claim for compensation on your behalf.
Claiming compensation for head injuries
Because head injuries have the potential to be so life changing, it’s a good idea to find an experienced personal injury lawyer to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people to claim compensation for head injuries over the past 15 years, and because our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, anybody can afford to claim with us.
The best way to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to is to take the 30-second test on our website, then give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you have a viable claim. Whether you have suffered concussion or a more serious injury such as a brain injury, we’re here to make sure you get the compensation that you are entitled to for an accident that was somebody else’s fault.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton