Head injury after-effects are quite common if you receive a bump to the head for any reason. The severity of your symptoms will depend largely on what happened and how heavy the blow to the head was. If you sustained the injury in a car accident or a fall, you should always get medical help by going to your local A&E.
The most common symptoms to get in this situation are a feeling of nausea, a mild headache and some dizziness, although this shouldn’t be anything other than mild in nature. Additionally, it is quite common to have some blurred vision. The main thing to remember is that if these symptoms worsen, or if you develop other symptoms you didn’t have before, you should get medical attention as quickly as possible, even if you need to call an ambulance.
Hitting something or being hit
These are the two basic ways you can receive a head injury. Think about how you might experience a fall, for example – even if it doesn’t happen from a height. While most people won’t hit their head in this instance, it’s possible you can’t break your fall and would strike your head on the ground. You may also hit something as you fall – something that happens to be in the way.
In other cases, people have been hit on the head by something. This could happen in a road accident, or if something falls onto them. In the workplace, something heavy turning or swinging around without taking proper care could easily hit someone nearby. While a hard hat can protect someone to a certain degree, it doesn’t always prevent head injuries from occurring.
Is compensation payable for suffering head injury after-effects?
Head injury after-effects vary from individual to individual. Additionally, any compensation that is decided upon will depend on how the accident occurred, how bad the injury was and how much it affected that person’s daily life.
So, if you want to try and claim, speaking to someone at Accident Advice Helpline would be a good starting point. Take the test we have here for you or call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (the second number is for mobile callers). Whatever you do, don’t leave it too late to call us. Do so within three years of your injury to have a chance to claim.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead