Head injuries are very common occurrences. They can range from minor concussion to much more serious injuries such as brain damage. One in 10,000 people die from a head injury every year. If you’ve suffered a head injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be due compensation. For head injury advice in Canterbury, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We can help you to win the full amount of compensation that you’re entitled to.
The impact of a head injury
A serious head injury can have a huge impact on every area of your life, particularly if it results in a permanent brain injury or psychiatric problems. It can mean that you are no longer able to work, which can affect your finances. It may also mean that you have to rely on other people to carry out basic tasks. It’s possible that you have to pay for medical treatment or professional care, which can also leave you out of pocket. Dental injuries can occur when the head is damaged. They can cause a great deal of pain and can make it difficult to eat the foods you once enjoyed. With all this in mind, it’s important to claim compensation for your head injury.
Closed and open head injuries
There are various types of accident in which the head might be injured. However, there are two main types of head injury. These are closed and open head injuries.
- A closed head injury occurs when there has been an impact to the head but the skull remains intact. This means that there is no visible wound. However, this type of injury can lead to concussion and bleeding around the brain, which can be life-threatening.
- Open head injuries occur when the skull is fractured by an item which then pierces the brain tissue. This injury is sometimes referred to as a penetrating head injury.
Call us for the best head injury advice in Canterbury
If you’re looking for head injury advice in Canterbury, it’s time to get in touch. You can reach our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to speak to one of our professional claims advisers. Our advisers have worked in our field for many years and we have a vast amount of knowledge of head injury claims. Whether your injury occurred in a road traffic accident, workplace accident or slip, trip or fall in a public place, you can rest assured that we can help you to justice for your injuries. You may also like to take our 30-second test, which can be found on our website.
Date Published: 30th October 2015
Author: David Brown