When you experience a blow to the head, regardless of how that happened, you can end up having a variety of symptoms, depending on how bad that blow was. Having a head injury with ringing in the ears is quite common, and it can be an indication you have suffered a concussion.
Ringing in the ears is commonly referred to as tinnitus. Some people only get a mild ringing in the ears, whereas for others, the noise is louder and more persistent. It will usually go away on its own, but if you are concerned or you want to seek further advice, do see your GP.
What is a concussion?
When someone receives a blow to the head, they could experience concussion. If the blow to the head is severe enough, the brain can move around against the skull, which is designed to protect it. This can lead to a variety of symptoms; tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is one of them.
If you have lost consciousness after an accident where you were hit on the head (or hit your head on something else), you should always seek medical advice. It doesn’t matter how long or short a time you were out for – always go to casualty and tell them you were knocked out. Ringing in the ears may develop after this experience, as could a range of other symptoms. Very often, people are kept in overnight if they have a suspected concussion, just to ensure nothing more serious develops.
How can you claim for a head injury with ringing in the ears?
Not all head injuries warrant a compensation claim to be attempted. For this to be a possibility, the injured person must have proof that negligence occurred. For example, did an employer fail to provide head protection, or fail to ensure nothing could be dropped onto workers from a height? Did a driver fail to take due care on the roads and caused an accident in which someone else suffered a head injury?
Whatever happened to you, get the no-obligation advice you need today from Accident Advice Helpline. One quick call on either 0800 689 0500 for landline callers or 0333 500 0993 for mobile callers is all it takes to get some essential information about a head injury with ringing in the ears and the odds of claiming compensation.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead