Do you know someone close to you who has suffered a head injury? While this type of injury is normally minor and resolves itself in a short time, others who experience head injuries are not as lucky. For adults with head injuries, there is a chance they could be unable to return to the life they had before.
There could potentially be many outcomes for someone with a head injury. For example, memory loss, a change in personality and even developing epilepsy could all potentially occur. While some people can go back to work afterwards, others may be unable to do so.
How did the head injury occur?
It’s very easy to sustain a head injury. For example, you could trip or slide over if you aren’t paying attention to where you are walking. If you see a slippery floor sign and fail to acknowledge it, running in that area instead, you could fall over and strike your head on something nearby. However, if there was no sign and no warning, negligence might be the ultimate cause of any injury you have.
Negligence can potentially be the cause of many injuries where someone receives a blow to the head. In a car accident, someone might strike their head on the car window. In a fall, someone could easily be knocked out, particularly if that fall occurs from a height. These are just two examples – you can probably think of many more. You may also recall your own head injury, caused in a manner that points to negligence on the part of a third party. This is important as it can influence a claim.
We can provide legal advice for adults with head injuries
No two adults with head injuries will go through the same experience. That’s why it is important to get no-obligation legal advice if you’ve been injured because of negligence, or if a close family member has been hurt and you wish to find out more on their behalf.
To do so, you only need to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can even ring us from your mobile phone if getting advice cannot wait until you get to a landline. The number you need in this case is 0333 500 0993, and you can speak with someone who is trained to provide the help and advice you need.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead