Some accident solicitor in Baslow cases are more distressing solicitors office to deal with than others. The more serious injuries can have a more profound effect on the victim’s lives and in general attract higher levels of compensation.
Head injuries can be particularly serious, we at Accident Advice Helpline are experienced in giving the sufferer as much help and support as they can whilst fighting to secure a high level of compensation. After all, the accident was not the injured person’s fault and they deserve some financial compensation to make their lives easier.
Accident solicitor in Baslow – diagnosing head injury cases
At the start of the case the serious head injury will have been diagnosed. A serious head injury may be suspected if the patient has:
- A loss of mental function (concussion)
- Fits or seizures (uncontrollable body movements)
- A lot of difficulty trying to stay awake
- Problems speaking
- Loss of hearing or double vision
- Lost consciousness all together
This type of symptom requires immediate attention in an Accident and Emergency Department and so an ambulance is called immediately to tend to the patient. At the hospital there will be a series of tests on what the patient is able to do and X-rays or scans may also be carried out.
Accident solicitor in Baslow – treating serious head injuries
The human body is very good at repairing itself and the treatment for some head injuries is just to keep the patient rested in hospital and to observe them very carefully. Pain relief may also be provided to make the patient more comfortable. However, in around 2% of cases an operation on the brain is required. This is called neurosurgery. If there is severe bleeding inside the brain, known as a brain haemorrhage. Then an operation will be performed to try and stop that bleeding and so stop brain damage. The operation may also have to be carried out if a clot has formed which is causing pressure on the brain and stopping it from working properly. If the skull has fractured and is pointing inwards and putting pressure on the brain then the surgery will also attempt to relieve this. Patients often have to recover in intensive care after neurosurgery and may have to spend some weeks in hospital. It may be some time before they can return to their normal daily life.
Call our friendly team for support from start to finish
If you or a loved one has been injured in this way then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. We will support you right the way through making your claim for compensation. Get in touch on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry