Head Injuries as the Result of an Accident
As most people who have bumped or bashed their head will be more than aware, it only takes a small impact to cause a big problem. Head injuries can occur from a number of accidents and can cause long term side effects.
If you have suffered a head injury as a result of an accident which you didn’t cause then you have the right to make a compensation claim in Stockport. Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ experience in compensation claim in Stockport, and with TV personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen acting as our patron, you can be assured that you’re in good hands.
What is a Head Injury?
When they ask what a head injury is, most people want to know what makes a bump or bash to the head turn into a head injury. The answer is simple: the force of the impact and the amount of damage it causes.
A head injury is a general term which covers a variety of symptoms from a concussion (“a sudden but short lived loss of mental function”) all the way to a brain injury which could cause long term cognitive damage and even death.
Head injuries can cause a variety of symptoms, including but not limited to loss of sight or double vision, difficulty staying awake, unconsciousness or fits and seizures.
If you experience any of these symptoms after an accident, it is imperative that you seek medical attention. Of course if your symptoms are severe then it’s likely that a friend or family member may insist that you are taken to hospital.
Head injuries are diagnosed by assessing patterns using the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). This universal scale can be used to tell whether there is a head injury and if so how severe it is. In the event that symptoms are severe then a CT scan may be used to confirm the diagnosis and to assist with treatment.
Once a head injury has been diagnosed, then it may be that all that is needed is to observe symptoms. However, in the case of more severe symptoms then the victim may experience complications which could require surgery or treatment in an intensive care unit.
One of the largest factors in complications from head injuries is whether the brain was injured. The skull is designed to protect the brain from impact but in the event that the brain did sustain an injury then the recovery time could increase, as could the need for further treatment or changes to lifestyle to accommodate the injury. People with brain injuries have been known to experience long term damage or changes and as a result they may not be able to return to work or their “normal” lifestyle.
Compensation Claim in Stockport
If you or your family have experienced a head injury as a result of an accident then you can seek compensation claim in Stockport. Compensation claim in Stockport could help to gain financial support, reimbursement of expenses and for loss of earnings.
Date Published: 18th August 2013
Author: David Brown