Have you ever sustained a head injury to the back of your head? If so, you may not remember too much about it. Head injuries range from minor to far more severe. If you are knocked out, you may be reliant on witnesses to tell you what happened, especially since the hit was to the back of your head, so you won’t have seen it coming.
Head injuries occur in all kinds of ways. Road accidents can lead to pedestrians, passengers and drivers receiving head injuries in some situations. In other cases, it’s possible to be hurt at work if something falls on your head. Thankfully, such situations and injuries are uncommon, but for those who suffer from them, there can be long, drawn-out consequences.
The prospect of brain injury
Head injuries can result in many injuries. Sometimes, no loss of consciousness will occur, but the person may feel sick and dizzy. Concussion can present with a variety of symptoms that may persist for some time.
While rare, a fractured skull can occur if the blow to the head is severe enough. Additionally, in rare instances, brain injuries can occur. These can have a variety of outcomes, with some people left disabled in some way from their injuries. Even if a partial recovery is made, the person may not be the same again following on from such an injury. As you can see, there are many outcomes that could result from a blow to the head sustained in an accident of any kind.
Could you claim for a head injury to the back of your head?
You may be able to claim if you received that injury due to the actions of someone else. If those actions can be proven to be negligent, a claim could indeed be possible. To learn more, and to chat to someone about your own situation and the head injury to the back of your head, call Accident Advice Helpline, either from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or if you’re using a mobile, on 0333 500 0993.
We are always here to help, and provide advice without obligation to those who require it. We can determine if one of our lawyers may represent you in a claim, and if so, we can advise you on how your own case could go ahead.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead