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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Head injury advice


    Although not all head injuries are serious, some of them can be. It’s a fact that symptoms of injuries to the head and skull can take a few hours or even days to materialise. If the injury has resulted in a broken blood vessel this can lead to bleeding into the brain or into the area between the brain and the skull. This can result in a pressure building up which can be dangerous.

    Symptoms to watch out for according to medical advice relating to head injuries include:

    • Drowsiness
    • A headache that won’t go away
    • Feeling confused
    • Dizziness or loss of balance
    • Vomiting
    • Weakness in, or the loss of use of an arm or leg
    • Blurring of vision or double vision
    • Deafness
    • Fitting or collapse
    • Unusual breathing patterns

    What to do if you have received a head injury

    If you have received a head injury the first thing you should do is see your doctor to have it checked out. Assuming the injury is not serious and you are discharged from hospital, you should try not to be on your own for the first few days, and should make sure that you are close to a telephone in case you need to ring for medical assistance.

    You should not drink alcohol for a few days, and should only take sleeping pills and other sedatives if they have been prescribed by your doctor.

    The usual head injury advice that your doctor will give you is to avoid contact sports for the first few weeks after a head injury. You should also avoid operating machinery or driving during the same period, and should not undertake any strenuous activities or work at height.

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    Head injury advice for claiming compensation

    Head injury advice from medics to construction workers and those in the building trades is to avoid strenuous activity and working at height. Many people who suffer a head injury need to take time off work which results in lost wages. If the accident that caused your head injury was not your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation to make up for the wages that you have lost, as well as for your pain and suffering, and any out-of-pocket expenses that you have incurred.

    A law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) can help you with your compensation claim. AAH has been helping people with their compensation claims for over fifteen years.

    AAH works with hundreds of solicitors who specialise in personal injury compensation claims. They all work on a no win, no fee* basis so you don’t have to worry about facing a large legal bill.

    Most claims can be dealt with over the telephone, although you may need a medical assessment depending on the severity of your injury. Many compensation claims are settled without ending up in court, but if your compensation claim does go to court, you will not usually be required to attend.

    Call AAH on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 25th May 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Head injury claim

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.