Fractured skull treatment can take on varying forms, depending on how bad the fracture is and whether there has been any damage to the brain. There are several types of fractures that can potentially occur, from a simple fracture that is minor, and causes no external injuries, to a depressed fracture, where the pieces of the skull go inwards towards the brain.
Determining the nature of any skull fracture can potentially be done by sight, especially in the case of a compound or depressed fracture. However, x-rays and CT scans will be performed to get a better idea of the injury, how severe it is, and what treatment is required.
How long does it take to recover from a skull fracture?
The initial pain you experience in this situation will usually dissipate within a week or two, although it can take months for you to make a full recovery. Of course, if there has been any brain damage from the skull being crushed, a full recovery may not always be possible.
Fractured skulls often occur if someone has incurred a heavy blow to their head. This may happen if they fall, either from a height or in an awkward manner. They may also suffer an impact to their skull if something hits them, i.e. in a road accident if a pedestrian hits their head in the collision, or if something should fall and strike their head.
Could you claim something for fractured skull treatment?
It’s possible to do this if you were injured through the fault of a third party. This could be your employer, a driver, or someone else in charge of a store or venue where your accident happened, if health and safety laws were not followed. Clearly, it makes sense to seek legal advice to determine how your situation might progress. You never know if someone might be negligent when you are unsure of whether they are or not.
To find out more following your fractured skull treatment, you need only make a single phone call to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can use your mobile, alternatively, to ring 0333 500 0993. Whichever way you choose, you’re assured of receiving the best no-obligation advice we can offer. You could soon be following the path of making a no-win, no-fee* claim with the assistance of our experienced personal injury solicitors.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Head injury claim