Concussion can potentially occur if you suffer any kind of blow to the head. The blow normally has to be significant in order for concussion to occur; however, the severity of the concussion can vary from case to case.
While people involved in contact sports can suffer from it, it can also occur to anyone involved in an accident of some kind. For example, if you are involved in an accident at work, you could suffer concussion at work as a result. This will happen after a serious knock to the head that causes your brain to knock against the inside of your skull.
Do people recover from concussion?
Yes – for the most part, this is a temporary condition. However, during the recovery process, that person may suffer from headaches, nausea, problems with their memory and many other unpleasant symptoms as well. In a small proportion of cases, people may experience prolonged symptoms of concussion. This is typically referred to as post-concussion syndrome, as it can continue for some considerable time after the injury has occurred.
Concussion can potentially happen at work if someone is working in an area where knocks to the head can potentially occur, yet they are not wearing protective head gear. For example, a worker on a construction site may suffer concussion at work if they are not issued with a hard-hat and something is dropped on them. It may also happen if the person is involved in an accident and knocks their head against something in a fall.
Can you make a claim for concussion?
In order to make a successful claim, you must be able to prove someone else was at fault. In the workplace, it may mean an employee was negligent in some way, or indeed the employer. To find out whether this is true in your case, it is wise to make a call on 0800 689 0500 to the team at Accident Advice Helpline.
When you do this, you can make sure you get no-obligation advice relating to your specific situation. We may be able to guide you through the no win, no fee claims procedure, and if so, we’ll match you with one of our best lawyers. Don’t wonder whether you could claim – just give our team a call today to find out for certain whether you could do this in your situation.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead