Have you been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness? Maybe you’ve suffered an accident in your workplace or at leisure in a public place. Perhaps you’re looking to discover how you could develop a head injury.
Falls from a height or a high energy impact are common causes. For example, pedestrians struck by a vehicle or being involved in a high speed car crash. Diving into shallow water or a blow to the head from a falling object may cause you to develop a head injury.
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, if you’ve suffered a head trauma, you should seek urgent medical attention regardless of the severity of your injuries. Head injuries are the most common cause of death and disability in people aged 1 to 40 years old in the UK.
Recognising the symptoms of a head injury
It’s important to recognise the symptoms of a head injury so that you can avoid serious problems at a later stage. Some victims may appear to make a quick recovery but experience delayed complications after their accident.
The obvious signs of a skull fracture may not be visible, in fact there may be no fracture. However, bleeding from the ears, nose and mouth along with seizures, vomiting, loss of consciousness and confusion can indicate a serious head injury.
The emergency services are experienced in treating a head injury and, if you’ve been involved in this kind of accident, you should be taken to hospital. Assessment by a qualified clinician in A & E and a CT scan may follow.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have to spend some time in hospital. If your injuries are minor then you can probably recover at home. Someone will need to be with you for 24 hours after your accident to keep an eye on you.
If your accident was serious the long term effects of a head injury may include long term medical treatment and a prolonged absence from work. You may no longer be able to enjoy the life you had before your accident and this might impact on your family and friends too. Who can you turn to for help?
Your case is our cause
Accident Advice Helpline are a large, well respected law firm who specialise in helping victims of non fault accidents get the compensation they deserve. Claiming for a head injury, with the professional support of our expert personal injury lawyers, can put you back on the road to recovery sooner rather than later.
If you’re concerned about the cost of claiming for a head injury you’ll be pleased to hear that we will work for you on a no win, no fee* promise. We want our renowned legal service to be available to all so we don’t charge any up front fees. If your claim is unsuccessful you won’t pay your lawyer’s legal costs either.
If your accident happened in the last three years then get more information by speaking to one of our trained advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We’re waiting to take your call.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown