If you fracture your skull in an accident, it is entirely possible you might end up suffering from fractured skull side effects. These can range from headaches experienced while you are in the early stages of your recovery, to memory loss, and even mood swings. No two people will experience the exact same side effects, which is why you may suffer from some and not be affected at all by others.
If you have had this injury, you should report any side effects to your caregiver. This could be your GP, or a neurologist, if you are still seeing one. You may well need to attend hospital check-ups for a while after the injury, so if this is the case, bring up any side effects at your next appointment. Alternatively, seek medical advice sooner if you need to.
Other fractured skull side effects
It is also possible to suffer from feelings of nausea following this injury, or perhaps even vomiting. Other problems might include blurred vision, while other people can feel irritated by the slightest thing.
The best thing to do is to consult your GP following a head injury like this, if you are going through a series of symptoms. Many of them will not be unusual and are common for those who have fractured their skull. Over time, the symptoms should decrease and disappear as you continue to recover.
Was someone else to blame for your accident and injury?
It is possible to suffer a fractured skull from a heavy blow to the head, either by falling on your head or by something dropping on top of you. Either way, you could be left with a nasty fracture and associated fractured skull side effects, too.
If you suspect a third party caused your accident, and led you to suffer from this serious injury, you should find out if you have a chance to claim any compensation. This may depend on various factors, so it is a good idea to seek legal advice as soon as you can. You must do so within three years and make your claim within that time, too. Calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 is the best first step; alternatively, call us on 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile. We will make sure you get no-obligation advice when you need it most.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen