Suffered a head injury? Talk to expert injury lawyers in Temple Gate
Head injuries are particularly dangerous and can have life-changing consequences for the casualty and their family. A severe head injury can mean that a person’s personality, emotions, speech and movements are altered irreversibly, having a profound impact on their future and their needs.
Causes of severe head injury
- Road traffic accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Industrial accidents;
- Construction accidents;
- Sporting accidents;
- Riding accidents;
- Flying accidents; and
- Falls from height.
Treatment for severe head injury
If the victim has a score of eight or less on the Glasgow Coma Scale, which measures response to stimuli and consciousness of the casualty, they are said to have a severe head injury. If the patient has suffered internal trauma and bleeding, there may be resulting pressure building up within the skull, which can cause brain damage.
The patient will be placed in intensive care for treatment to ensure that their condition is closely monitored and any changes are treated promptly. This can be a daunting experience for the family of the injured person, as the equipment is highly sophisticated and can appear intrusive.
MRI and CT scans will be performed to locate the exact site of injury and swelling, and these will be repeated to identify any improvements to the damage sustained. If blood clots are located then these will be surgically removed to relieve pressure and reduce the likelihood of brain damage.
Making a claim for severe head injury
If you or someone close to you has suffered a severe head injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim using expert injury lawyers in Temple Gate.
The specialist team here at Accident Advice Helpline have a wealth of expertise and experience gained over 15 years’ of service in the industry. Our helpful advisers can answer any queries you may have about making a personal injury compensation claim using our injury lawyers. Simply call the helpline any time, 24/7. Your call will be answered promptly and dealt with effectively.
You will be offered no-obligation free legal advice and information about claiming with our professional injury lawyers in Temple Gate, then it is up to you to decide if you wish to proceed with a claim once you are in possession of all the facts. Accident Advice Helpline will not pressure you in any way. Why not take our unique 30-second online test to find out if you can claim using our injury lawyers in Temple Gate and get an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be awarded?
Date Published: 16th November 2013
Author: David Brown