People who live in Annan in Scotland and have been involved in an accident or incident that was not their fault will want to use an accident solicitor in Annan to claim personal injury compensation from the person or organisation at fault for the accident. This service can be used via the law firm Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on 0800 689 0500 today.
One of the most serious types of injuries that our accident solicitor in Annan service has to deal with is a head injury. Any injury to the head is potentially very serious, and the right medical treatment should be sought for the patient immediately.
If you are thinking about using the accident solicitor in Annan service for your head injury, you may find the following facts from the UK fascinating.
Top five facts about head injuries
1. There are five main causes of head injuries.
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Road traffic accidents;
- Sports-related accidents;
- Workplace accidents; and
- Criminal assaults.
2. If it is possible for you to show that the accident was not your fault, you may be able to use a personal injury lawyer to help you claim compensation.
Accidents involving slips, trips and falls may be claimed from a public liability insurance. If you have suffered a head injury at work in a workplace accident, you may be able to claim from an employer’s liability insurance. If you have received a head injury in a criminal act, you may be able to claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Accident Advice Helpline can advise you on how to do this on a no win no fee* basis.
3. It is a frightening fact that head injuries are all too common in the UK.
It is estimated that around a million people suffer head injuries every year. Most of these are minor, but some categories of people suffer head injuries more frequently than others. Around three quarters of the people who get head injuries are male; only a quarter are female. They are also common in older people (aged over 65 years) and in children.
4. The symptoms of head injuries are very varied.
Medical advice must always be sought if there are any concerns about an injured person. A person with a serious head injury may have:
- Fits (sudden/uncontrollable movements of the body);
- An inability to speak or stay awake; and
- An inability to see or hear properly.
5. Hospitals use several strategies to asses head injuries.
These include CT (computerised tomography) scans, x-rays and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans of the brain and head. Thankfully, most claimants with head injuries are able to go back home after a 48 hours stay in hospital. However, people with serious head injuries may have to stay in intensive care for some time, and may need surgery involving a general anaesthetic. Recovery times following head injuries are very variable and it can take some time to get back to normal life.