A concussion claim could potentially stem from any accident whereby you suffered concussion due to someone else’s negligence. This could relate to an accident at work, on the road, or indeed anywhere else. While understanding how you could develop concussion can sometimes help you avoid this injury, it doesn’t always follow that you can do something to prevent it. For example, you could be walking down the street, perhaps out shopping, and you might be unlucky to be hit by a falling sign. If you were right underneath it when it fell, it would strike you on the head without warning and you wouldn’t be able to avoid it. This could easily cause a concussion to occur, and since you were not to blame for what happened, there is a chance negligence could be proven if you made a concussion claim.
There are other situations that could also lead to such things happening. For example, if you work on a building site, you should be issued with a hard hat to protect you against head injuries. If you do not have a hard hat, there is a greater chance of head injuries and concussion occurring if you are struck by something. However, if you are driving your car, you wouldn’t wear a helmet. Therefore, if someone else crashed into you, you could suffer a head injury and concussion and you could do little about it.
As you can see, there are situations whereby you may not be able to prevent an accident from occurring. Furthermore, more serious accidents – such as being knocked off your bike on the road, for example – could still lead you to suffer from concussion, even if you were wearing a helmet.
Facts about concussion
Concussion is very common in those who suffer a blow to the head. It is classified as a brain injury, but is the most minor one you could experience. Treating concussion often involves using a cold compress, taking painkillers, and resting until the worst of the symptoms of concussion have passed. It is usually prudent to be checked out by a medical professional to ensure there is no serious underlying brain injury that would require further treatment.
There may be no real outward signs of a concussion, other than the way you feel. For example, you cannot see a headache, but you will certainly feel the effects of it. However, if you should suffer from fluid leaking out of one or both ears, or confusion, or loss of consciousness, even if the latter is very brief, you should always seek fast medical attention. Only a medical professional will be able to assess your condition to see whether you have concussion, or whether a more serious underlying injury may potentially be present.
Making a claim
Once you have a confirmed diagnosis of concussion, you may think back to the accident and wonder whether claiming for concussion would be a practical route to take. Even if you make a good recovery, you may still have been affected by symptoms for several days, disrupting your life in the process. If someone else caused your accident, you should see whether a concussion claim would be worthwhile. After all, if you were not at fault, and you suspect another person was to blame, you will have been subjected to headaches and other debilitating symptoms that will have affected your life for a time. You may have been unable to work or drive, for example. In some cases, the symptoms can continue for quite a while, although most concussions will resolve within a short time.
Let us help you with your own concussion claim
Perhaps you have already made a full recovery from your concussion. Conversely, you may be only too aware of the long-term effects of concussion, mainly because you have only just suffered from one and you are gradually getting back to normal. Either way, the cost of claiming for concussion may be the last thing on your mind. It makes sense you would want to find out how bad your head injury is, and to get back on your feet again, before you even think about the possibility of a concussion claim.
However, there may come a time when you do wish to know more. Additionally, you may be wondering that right now, which is why you arrived here to begin with. When you want some answers about what happened, how it happened, and whether a third party was to blame, it makes sense to speak to the right people. We can help in this respect, just as we have helped many others in situations just like yours over the past 16 years. A quick call is the only thing that stands between you and the answers you seek regarding a concussion claim. Why not make that call now?
Call us to find out more
Making a concussion claim could be easier than you first suspected, especially when you realise you can make a no-win, no-fee claim with us. Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500, or if you prefer, you could give our team a call on 0333 500 0993 on your mobile. Suffering concussion can be a horrible experience, and it is one you may be able to seek compensation for, so ask us for expert insight into what happened to you. One of our lawyers could take your case and try and get some compensation for you.
Date Published: 13th April 2017
Author: Rob Steen