Head injury guidelines


Head injury guidelines

This article offers you a brief guide to the types of head injury, the symptoms and what to do if you think a head injury has occurred. This article also lets you know the compensation head injury guidelines and what support we can offer you in making your claim.

The types of head injury

There are generally two different types of head injury, which require different treatment and will display different symptoms:

  • An open head injury is caused by a wound or cut to the head, caused by an object. This could be anything, from metal to glass. Many open head injuries are caused in car accidents and could, for example, be caused by a person going through a windscreen and having glass shards wounding their head. You will spot this kind of injury from the physical presence of the object or from blood and the wound.
  • A closed head injury is caused by a trauma or a blow to the skull or head. Again, this could be caused in a car accident, by hitting your head against the steering wheel. The trauma of the high speed impact may cause bruising to the soft tissue inside your head. This is harder to spot, as there may not be any visible bruising or bleeding. This means it is important to be able to recognise the symptoms.

The symptoms of a head injury

The symptoms of a head injury are varied and can include any of the following:

  • Loss of consciousness, even if it is very temporary;
  • A severe headache or dizziness;
  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Convulsions;
  • Loss of speech, hearing or eyesight, even if it is very temporary;
  • Any kind of fluid or blood from the ears, nose or mouth;
  • Loss of movement to any of the limbs or lack of coordination; and
  • Confusion, irritability or a sudden mood change.

What to do if you suspect a head injury

If you suspect a head injury, it is very important to see a doctor immediately. Many people feel that their symptoms are mild or very temporary, but early diagnosis means early treatment. Head injuries are less likely to have serious complications if you receive treatment as soon as possible.

Compensation for head injury guidelines

The compensation head injury guidelines are much the same as in any other personal injury case. You will engage a head injury specialist solicitor and pursue a claim against the person who caused your accident. Your solicitor will seek compensation for the pain, distress and financial loss your head injury has caused you, even if you have now made a full recovery. We can support you through your claim, providing you with the right solicitor and guiding you through every step of your claim on a no win no fee* basis.

Find out how much you could be eligible for by trying our 30-second online test, or call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

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