Most people would agree a fractured skull is a serious injury, and one that requires medical attention. A fracture to the skull can range from a hairline fracture to a more serious compound fracture, or cause pieces of bone to go inward into the brain. Some people also find they suffer from fractured skull after-effects, which might range from mild to more severe.
A fractured skull can happen in a fall, or after receiving a blow to the head. It might also happen if someone is involved in a car accident or other serious accident where the head receives a serious impact.
What are typical fractured skull after-effects?
Concussion is almost certain to occur following a fractured skull. Some people continue to experience symptoms of this for months after the injury. These might include a continual headache, feelings of weakness and tiredness, lack of concentration, and memory issues.
If there has been underlying damage to the brain, further treatment may be required when this is spotted. However, there could be a full recovery made even in this instance, or it could be that someone makes a partial recovery and suffers other after-effects stemming from the injury. No two cases will be the same in this instance, which is why immediate help should always be sought when someone is injured and receives a serious blow to the head.
What should you do if you are suffering from after-effects?
Obviously, your first port of call should be your GP. They may refer you for further tests, or to see a specialist in this area. However, you might also think back to what happened to you originally, and you may reasonably wonder whether a no-win, no-fee* claim might work in your favour.
If you would like to find out further answers, you can try the online test we have on this page that takes under a minute to complete. Additionally, you could simply call our team on 0800 689 0500. That call is free, but if you only have access to your mobile phone, you can still get in contact with us on 0333 500 0993. This will give you a chance to speak with an advisor from our team, who can access your potential for making a no-win, no-fee* claim to try and get compensation for your fractured skull after-effects now.