Accidents result in all kinds of injuries. Some people are lucky and get away without any injuries at all. However, others are badly injured and may even require surgery to help them recover. You may recognise this to be true because you required fractured skull surgery after suffering a severe blow to the head.
Surgery is not often needed when someone fractures their skull. However, it will depend on the type of fracture incurred. For example, a hairline fracture that causes no underlying damage, and where the skull is still in its normal position, wouldn’t require surgery. However, if someone suffered a depressed fracture, where one or more parts of bone around the site of the fracture move in towards the brain, they will almost certainly require surgery.
Time off work
If you’ve been through this experience, you will know the recovery process can be long and tiring. Surgery of any kind can be draining, but in this case, you will likely feel very tired and experience a range of side effects following the procedure. You’ll need to stay in hospital for a while too, and you probably won’t be able to work for a while.
If you work for yourself, you’ll lose out financially. Even those who work for other people may only receive statutory sick pay, thus leading to financial worries during recovery. As you can imagine, this is worrying, and can make you feel a whole host of other emotions too. If someone else caused your injury to happen, perhaps in a car accident or even at work, you will feel frustrated to go through the situation because you were not at fault.
Find out whether you could claim compensation for your fractured skull surgery
The main point to remember is to find out whether a third party was indeed responsible for creating the situation whereby you were injured. If you underwent fractured skull surgery because of your accident, and there is proof someone else caused that accident, there is a good chance compensation could be awarded to you.
To find out for sure, call Accident Advice Helpline today. You can do this on 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our advisors are ready to see how they can help you come to terms with the situation, and whether you could make a claim.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Head injury claim