Concussion can occur when someone suffers a head injury. For example, they may fall and hit their head on the ground, or be hit by something. Either way, the brain can move around violently inside the skull and cause symptoms that may indicate a concussion.
Treating concussion should be done by medical professionals. If someone suffers a head injury and they lose consciousness, or develop any degree of memory loss or some alteration in their behaviour in any way, they should always seek medical help. It is always better to be safe than sorry, as even minor symptoms of concussion can escalate quickly if there is an underlying brain injury involved.
Treating concussion: A&E or an ambulance?
Confusion, bleeding from the ears, unconsciousness and having seizures are all medical emergencies and warrant an ambulance being called. Being sick is also indicative that something serious could be amiss. Other more minor symptoms after a head injury can warrant a trip to A&E, but if in doubt, don’t hesitate to call an ambulance. Be sure to explain what has happened and the symptoms seen and experienced when you speak to the operator.
Concussion can occur after trips and falls, whether these occur in the workplace or at home. On some occasions, people have been hit by falling objects. For example, if someone is walking past a shop and a sign falls off the wall as they walk past, it could strike them on the head. Similarly, if someone is working on a building site and they do not have a safety helmet on, they could be more prone to head injuries if something were to fall on them.
However careful you are, you may still be involved in an accident that leaves you with concussion. If you believe this accident was the fault of someone else, it is definitely worth pursuing the matter. Medical attention will be the most important step to take initially, but once you are recovering you should contact Accident Advice Helpline immediately.
Our number is always free to call on 0800 689 0500 and you have the opportunity to speak with a friendly advisor who has already assisted others in similar situations. A no win, no fee compensation claim could be possible for you to make, so call our team now to see if a successful claim could be yours soon.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead