You could be involved in an accident at work any time, no matter what trade or profession you are employed in. Over 3 million accidents happen every year in Britain, and many of those are work related. Some result in minor scuffs, but some result in a serious injury, such a damage to your brain. In this case you may want to make an East Cambridgeshire accident at work claim, to get the compensation you would be entitled to. Although it is not just accidents at work this can happen in, as you could be injured in any type of accident and any number of injuries.
Sustaining a brain injury can change your life forever, as you have to come to terms with what happened and learn to cope with the injury. You could need 24-hour care or go into a care home, or you may not be able to do anything for yourself at all. These changes can cause many extra expenses, and is one of the reasons you should consider making an East Cambridgeshire accident at work claim.
The symptoms that could result in you making an East Cambridgeshire accident at work claim
There are a huge number of brain injuries that you could suffer, from mild, like concussion, to a serious penetrating brain injury. Every victim reacts differently, as they do with all injuries, but just some of the more common symptoms you could suffer are:
- Loss of balance and trouble walking
- Confusion and lack of comprehension
- Feeling stunned or dazed
- Double vision or impaired sight
- Difficulty with memory
- Headaches and migraines
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Tiredness and depression
If you have any inkling that you or someone you know has suffered any sort of brain injury you should seek immediate medical attention, and anyone who has received a blow to the head should not be left on their own for the first 48 hours afterwards as the signs of a brain injury can take that long to start to show.
The things to look for after a blow to the head
A victim who has suffered a blow to the head should be taken care of for at least 48 hours, and if they start to show any of the following signs they should be taken to hospital without delay.
- Glassy eyes or a vacant stare
- Strange emotional responses
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
The hospital will be able to check properly for brain injuries, and the sooner treatment starts, the better the chance of a full recovery.
Letting Accident Advice Helpline assist with your claim
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping brain injured people and their families for over 15 years, and we have kept the process as simple and efficient as possible so that you do not suffer more stress than necessary.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making an East Cambridgeshire accident at work claim.
Date Published: 14th September 2014