Any blow to the head, whether it is caused by something falling on you or you striking your head against something solid, can cause a variety of symptoms. A head injury to the front of the head can be just as bad as those to other parts of the head, and of course, there is the chance of facial injuries occurring as well.
An injury to the front of your head is more likely to be visible than injuries to other areas, especially if you have longer hair. There could be visible injuries to the forehead, the nose, the cheeks or the chin, for example. Some of these could lead to permanent and visible scarring once you have recovered.
What should you expect if you suffer a head injury to the front of the head?
You may have a cut that bleeds profusely, since head injuries can do this. If the bleeding is severe and doesn’t stop, always seek medical advice. Additionally, you could see a visible bump or bruise starting to come up following the accident. However, don’t assume you are fine if you cannot see anything wrong. In the case of a traumatic brain injury, you can end up with the potential to suffer bleeding on the brain or possibly a blood clot, both of which need proper treatment.
Knowing what to look for and when to seek advice could literally save lives, so be aware of this from now on.
Can we provide the advice you’re looking for?
Are you recovering from a head injury you know you weren’t to blame for? Even though you did nothing to cause your injury, it is still important to have proof that someone else did something to cause it to happen. In terms of personal injury claims, this means accidental or negligent actions, such as neglecting to drive with due care and attention and causing an accident, rather than doing it deliberately.
Accident Advice Helpline has been advising people just like you since we started providing no-obligation legal advice in 2000. Now you can call 0800 689 0500 to get in touch, or ring from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 instead. No matter how you get in touch, if you have suffered a head injury to the front of the head, do call to see if you could make a no-win, no-fee claim.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead