Some injuries handled by a compensation solicitors in Ferryside are more serious than others. Sadly, head injuries are one of the most serious and yet are also alarmingly common. In fact, it has been recorded that around 700,000 people with head injuries are treated by hospitals in the UK every year.
If the injured person sustained their head injury in an accident that was not their fault, then compensation solicitors in Ferryside may be able to help them get some compensation via a personal injury claim. In general, the more serious the head injury, the more compensation (money) will be awarded to the injured person. However, the level of compensation is also influenced by how good your personal injury solicitor is at negotiating your claim for you.
One way of ensuring that you get an expert negotiator working on your head injury case is to find your personal injury solicitor by calling the leading law firm Accident Advice Helpline.
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Another way to help your claim is to call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can after the injury – perhaps a family member may have to do this on your behalf if you are seriously injured. Explain your situation to the friendly, professional advisers and they will do the rest. Starting your claim early ensures that all of the details relating to your case will be close at hand and witnesses (if there are any) will be easier to trace.
Some serious head injury details
Hopefully your head injury will not be too severe – in most cases the injured person returns back home after about 48 hours in hospital. However, about 1 in 10 head injuries are categorised as moderate or serious and need very complicated and delicate treatment in specialist hospital units.
The initial treatment for head injuries includes checking the airway is clear, stopping bleeding and stabilising the neck and spine and this has to be carried out at the scene of the accident. It may take some time to prepare the injured person for transfer to the Accident and Emergency Department.
At the hospital, some tests and measurements may be taken to assess if there is any damage to the brain and how severe that damage is. Some head injuries require brain surgery (neurosurgery) because severe bleeding is putting pressure on the brain or because a blood clot is forming. Surgery may also be required for a skull fracture if the skull is crushed inwards and is touching the brain – this is called a depressed skull fracture. All of the details about your treatment and recovery will be considered by your personal injury solicitor when they are preparing your claim.