If you are with someone who has had an accident and has a minor head injury, they may not need to visit their GP or hospital. However, they should still be carefully monitored, and you should ensure that someone stays with the patient for at least 48 hours after their injury, and that they are in reach of a telephone and medical assistance.
What to do next
Anyone suffering from a head injury should rest and avoid taking aspiring, sedatives, sleeping pills or tranquilisers. You should also make sure that they don’t drink, drive, operate machinery or take part in contact sports until they are fully recovered. If you suspect someone has a more serious head injury, you may notice some of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty speaking
- Vision problems
- Trouble staying awake
- Fits or seizures
- A lasting headache
If the patient experiences any of these symptoms, you should always head straight to your nearest hospital Accident and Emergency department, as severe head injury can lead to serious brain damage.
How we can help
If you believe you or someone you know has suffered from a head injury through no fault of your own, you may be considering making a claim for personal injury compensation.
Whether you have been involved in an accident at work or injured due to a car accident, you can chat in confidence with our professional team of experts with no obligation – we can usually tell you within 30 seconds whether or not you have a viable claim.
Our helpline is answered 24/7, so there is always somebody on hand to take your call, and because we operate a 100% no win, no fee service, you know you can trust us to help you claim what is rightfully yours. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people like you claim for compensation for more than 13 years, and we’re specialist personal injury compensation lawyers, so we know what we’re talking about.
Your next steps
If you have received treatment for your head injury, we will normally need to see evidence of this before we process your claim. Most claims can be fully processed over the phone, so it’s unlikely you will need to attend court.
Our friendly team are waiting now to take your call, and because we are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), you can rely on us to offer professional help and advice.
Date Published: November 18, 2013
Author: David Brown