As with most head injuries in Wishaw, a skull fracture is generally considered to be a serious injury. Whilst a fracture itself normally heals relatively easy, any injury which has caused a skull fracture could have also caused a brain injury.
Are you making a claim after suffering a skull fracture?
Normally, if a head injury has occurred, doctors will perform a range of scans to assess the damage, even if appears that no serious injury has occurred externally. X-rays, CT scans and even MRI scans can all be used to determine exactly what damage the injury has caused.
Head injuries in Wishaw can result in claims
Once your injury has been properly diagnosed, your doctors will prescribe a range of treatments. If the fracture is slight, you may simply have to rest and allow it to heal. If more extensive damage has occurred, doctors may need to intervene and you may be required to undergo surgery.
If you’ve experienced this type injury at the hands of someone else, you may be keen to make a claim for head injuries in Wishaw to obtain compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered. If someone were to intentionally harm you, it’s likely that you will be eligible to make a claim. However, you could still make a claim if the person responsible didn’t intend to harm you at all. If, for example, you suffered the injury in a road traffic collision caused by another driver. You could still claim against them, even if they didn’t intend to cause the incident at all.
If you are planning to make a compensation claim for a skull fracture, or any type of injury or illness, it’s important to remember that you may need to do so within a specific timeframe. In general, claimants need to make their claims within three years of the incident occurring. If you want to know how much time you’ve got left to make your compensation claim, or if you want to make a claim as soon as possible, why not contact us?
Accident Advice Helpline can help with head injuries in Wishaw
Our personal injury team are always on hand to help new and existing claimants and our lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can call us at any time and we’ll always be happy to assist you. We’ll even provide no-obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know without having to pay anything at all. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more.
Don’t forget – you can also visit us online on Accident Advice Helpline’s website to find out more about making a compensation claim following an injury or illness. You could even take our online 30-second test to find out just how much compensation you could obtain when you make your claim with us.
Date Published: 14th October 2014