Head injuries can range from minor injuries to more serious injuries which can affect the rest of your life and if you have suffered a head injury to the temple, the results could be serious. This type of injury can cause an epidural haematoma, a type of brain injury which can be fatal.
Not all head injuries involving blows to the temple are fatal, and some people will make a full recovery, whilst others will be left with neurological symptoms and difficulties. The good news is that you could make a claim for personal injury compensation if your accident was caused by somebody else – or you could ask somebody else to claim compensation on your behalf if you’re unable to do so after your accident.
What happens after a head injury to the temple?
This type of head injury is usually caused by a blow to the head which tears arteries, causing bleeding between the skull bone and the tissue between the brain and skull. It’s fairly common for people who have suffered a head injury to the temple to be lucid for some time, later displaying neurological symptoms, which is why it is important to always have a head injury checked out at hospital. The survival rates for head injuries of this type can vary and medical treatment can have varying degrees of success too.
If somebody you love has suffered a head injury and you feel somebody else was to blame, making a claim for compensation can help you to move on after their accident, paying for medical expenses and compensating you for loss of earnings.
Claiming compensation after a head injury
If you or a family member has suffered a head injury then you could make a claim for compensation within three years of the accident. Whether you have recovered fully from your injury or the rest of your life has been impacted, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses. A head injury can impact your whole family emotionally and financially and you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if somebody else is to blame.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim after your accident. There are no upfront fees to worry about, as our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton