If something has hit you on the head, when you are out and about, or when you are at work – it can be the most confusing and frightening experience. Head injuries can be very serious and it is important that you receive the correct medical treatment before you start thinking about claiming compensation for head injuries in Broxbourne.
Medical treatment for head injuries
When you have been hurt on the head, you are not always in the best position to decide if you need medical treatment or not. This is because head injuries can cause confusion and the injured person has problems making sense of the situation that they are in. They can also became aggressive towards those that are trying to help them. It is important that professional medical help is called straight away as trained paramedics and doctors will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of a head injury.
You will be taken to your local Accident and Emergency Department where you will be given further tests to ascertain the extent of your injuries and you will be observed for a while. Sadly, some head injuries get worse over time. Pressure can build up within the skull as the brain swells and the situation can become life threatening a few hours after the initial injury. It is vital that you are in hospital when this happens so that you can get the correct treatment.
Many head injuries require brain surgery to stem bleeding or to release pressure on the brain.
Claiming compensation for head injuries in Broxbourne
If the accident in which you sustained your head injury was caused by someone else, you may be able to start a claim for compensation. Your head injury is very likely to affect you for several weeks, and even months, to come. During this time you may not be able to work and you may, therefore, lose money in wages. A personal injury claim is designed to help you get this money back from the person who caused your accident.
If you are struggling to identify who that person is – all you have to do is give us a call. We can help you to gather evidence to set up a convincing personal injury claim.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
We have over 15 years’ experience of helping clients to get compensation for head injuries in Broxbourne and we would love to help you too!
All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Take steps to win your claim today!
Date Published: 4th October 2015
Author: David Brown