Head injuries can range from minor ones to those that are very serious and require urgent medical care. The brain is ably protected by the skull, but this doesn’t preclude the notion that brain injuries can sometimes occur. Unless the situation is immediately serious or obviously requires medical help, most people with minor head injuries won’t need to see a doctor.
When treating head injuries, it is important to stay alert to ensure the person does not become confused, forgetful or unconscious following a head injury, regardless of how it was caused. Someone should stay with the injured person for 48 hours following the injury. This is the period during which other symptoms of an underlying problem could arise, if the injury is worse than first thought.
Treating head injuries – rest and recuperation
It is important not to overdo it following a head injury. It’s possible to suffer concussion after an injury of this nature. This may take a few days to recover from. In some cases, where someone has gone to casualty because they’ve suffered a head injury, the medical staff will keep them in overnight if they are diagnosed with concussion.
Severe head injuries will require urgent medical attention. In some cases the injury will not lead to any serious outcome, but simply being monitored by medical staff to keep an eye on how the person is doing can make all the difference.
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Compensation might be payable in certain circumstances, if it can be proven that someone else caused the accident and injury to occur. It is always best to seek proper legal advice if you believe this might apply to your situation. The circumstances, how the accident happened and the severity of your injury can help determine any likely amount of compensation that could potentially be paid out. No two cases will ever be the same.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline is proud to have helped other individuals who have suffered injuries of a similar nature because of negligence. To find out if you too could make a similar claim, make sure you call us today on 0800 689 0500. We offer no-obligation advice and can advise you on whether your claim might meet with success, so make sure you consult our experienced and friendly team as soon as possible.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead