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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Understanding head injury vs brain injury


    How much do you know about a head injury vs brain injury? Not all head injuries cause brain injuries – in fact, very few of them do. A mild bump to the head, or something falling onto a person’s head, doesn’t usually mean there is any damage done to the brain. The skull is designed to protect the brain and usually does a good job of this.

    However, there are cases where a severe blow to the head has resulted in a brain injury. This could mean a severe concussion, where the brain has been moved violently around inside the skull. In severe cases, this can lead to a blood vessel in the brain bursting, which needs treatment to repair. It is also possible to experience a blood clot on the brain. Any of these conditions can potentially lead to brain damage, although this is not always the case.

    Reading more about head injury vs brain injury

    The more you read about these injuries, the easier it will be to identify whether someone has an injury you should be concerned about. Of course, it is always best to get advice than to leave it and for someone to fall very ill.

    A fractured skull is rare, but this too can lead to a brain injury as it can put pressure on the brain or even impact the brain in some way. It is always best to let medical professionals make the proper diagnosis, so if you are ever in any doubt, make sure you get help.

    Was someone else at fault?

    Fault is something that can be attributed to any accident. A head injury does not need to be caused deliberately for someone else to be to blame. For example, if you were knocked off your bicycle by a driver who wasn’t paying attention and tried to turn in front of you, they could be deemed to have been negligent in their behaviour.

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    To learn whether negligence could be proven in your case, and whether a compensation claim could be started in your name, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or mobile users can call 0333 500 0993 instead. Learning about head injury vs brain injury is only the beginning – we can help you learn more about your injury and what happened to cause it as well.

    Date Published: November 22, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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