Head injuries can occur in a large variety of accidents, such as cycling or motor vehicle accidents, through sports accidents, slips, trips and falls, even through accidents at work, where faulty equipment was being handled or bad work practices prevailed. If you suffered a head injury through somebody else’s negligence and your accident happened in the last 3 years, you may be entitled to compensation.
Overview of head injuries
Potentially, all head injuries can have serious consequences. Head injuries are trauma to the scalp, skull or brain. Head injuries may or may not include brain injury but without proper medical assessment many head injuries can result in patients losing consciousness.
Severe head injuries may also cause accident victims to temporarily lose their hearing or they may have double vision, concussion, where they temporarily lose their mental functions, or they may have fits or seizures or find speaking difficult. Although most of these symptoms are short lived and the patient will recover, in some cases long-term problems may arise, particularly when brain damage occurred.
In terms of head injury claims, cases were sometimes brought about through medical negligence during assessment of a head injury or during surgery or by simply not seeking medical help at all because the party that caused the head injury in the first place underestimated the seriousness of the matter and prevented the accident victim from seeking immediate medical help.
Head injury patients may need long-term care, if they suffered brain damage, or may require therapy to help them deal with lasting symptoms, which may include impaired memory capacity, loss of speech or they may suffer from migraines.
How your local head injury claim solicitor in Stockport can help
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm dealing exclusively with personal injury claims. Therefore, we have a large pool of specialist solicitors across the UK, who can assist you winning the maximum amount of compensation – but you will also receive a measure of justice, something that will aid your psychological recovery in the long run.
All solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win, no fee basis and there’s no money required upfront to start your head injury claim. The head injury claim solicitor in Stockport allocated to your case will deal with all the paperwork on your behalf, so there’s no need to worry about filling out forms.
Most likely, it will be possible to deal with your case over the telephone and you may even be spared a day in court through early settlement of your case. Sometimes solicitors will arrange an additional, independent doctor’s assessment to support your claim but apart from that you should not have to leave the comfort of your home to see your claim settled successfully.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone today to find out more.
Date Published: 2nd May 2013
Author: Emma Matthews