A fractured skull is a very serious injury. Any head injury can potentially cause damage to the brain, whether that is mild and self-limiting damage or a more serious and long-lasting injury. Someone may suffer this injury in various ways, but a fall or impact to the head that is heavy enough to fracture the skull is the usual way to experience the injury.
Thankfully, few people will know what it is like to suffer this injury. If you are reading this because you have fractured your skull recently, it could be because you are wondering whether it was caused because of poor health and safety. This could relate to your workplace, or to being injured in another situation, such as tripping or slipping over and hitting your head.
How do you know whether poor health and safety was to blame for your fractured skull?
Think about how you suffered your injury. For example, were you at work and something fell on you, striking you on the head? If you should have been wearing a hard hat but you were never issued with one, this could be because of poor health and safety.
Conversely, you may have been walking through a shopping centre when a loose sign fell from the ceiling, striking you on the head. Another scenario might see you slipping in a spillage that had been neglected, and that had no sign warning you it was there. If you fell awkwardly, you could strike your head on something as you did so.
Find out today whether you have a right to seek compensation
Few people think of compensation possibilities when they suffer an injury, especially if that injury is a bad one, such as a fractured skull. However, there may be a time when you do start thinking along those lines.
If that time has arrived for you, you have a chance to learn more – and to do so more easily than you might think. Accident Advice Helpline has already helped others in similar situations, so we have the experience you are searching for. Getting in touch is easy too, on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using a mobile. Our advisors are friendly and happy to help, and they realise how important it is for you to get no-obligation advice as quickly as you can.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen