If you’ve ever had a bad headache, you may remember you felt sick at the same time. This is a common side-effect of a migraine, for example, so it is hardly surprising to learn a head injury and sickness go together as well.
However, there is a difference between feeling sick and being sick. While it is common to feel sick following a minor head injury, you should always seek urgent medical help if you are sick. This can indicate a serious head injury that requires urgent attention.
Keeping an eye on someone who has been injured in this way
If you are with someone who has received a blow to the head, stay with them for 24 hours to ensure they do not get any worse. If you are the injured person, you should not be left alone in case you develop more serious symptoms. While most people with a head injury will not be sick, this should be treated as a serious symptom that can indicate an urgent medical condition.
A head injury and sickness are linked in that one leading to the other can indicate a traumatic brain injury. This may potentially mean someone has a blood clot on the brain, or bleeding on the brain that is causing pressure inside their head. A severe concussion might also result in this, but in any event, someone being sick after receiving a head injury should never be ignored.
How likely is it that compensation could be given to that person?
Head injuries happen for all kinds of reasons, and other people are not always to blame. However, if you received a serious head injury and you know someone else was at fault, you might have a chance to get some compensation for your injuries and the fallout that came with them.
No matter whether you are fully recovered or not, make sure you ring us at Accident Advice Helpline as quickly as you can. By doing so, you’ll be able to tell someone what happened so we can see if a claim might work out for you. Call now on 0800 689 0500, or take the swift test we have on our website. It takes only 30 seconds to complete, but you can call on 0333 500 0993 too from a mobile if you prefer. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on your chance to speak with us.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead