Suffered a severe head injury? Make your injury claim in Syderstone for compensation
Head injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms and these can have serious and life changing effects on the victim. Severe head injuries can include brain damage due to an injury to the brain, as a result of bleeding and swelling.
Symptoms of a severe head injury
The symptoms of a severe head injury may include:
- Concussion causing a sudden and short lived loss of mental function
- Seizures or fits which can cause the body to move suddenly and uncontrollably
- Difficulty staying awake or speaking
- Sensory problems including double or blurred vision or a lack of hearing
It is vital that the victim of a head injury seeks urgent medical attention as soon as possible to assess and treat any injuries before their condition deteriorates further. Any sign of a loss of consciousness, however short lived, means that the patient needs to go straight to an Accident and Emergency Department for assessment.
How are severe head injuries diagnosed?
Once the patient has been assessed by a medical team or paramedic, they will use the Glasgow Coma Scale to identify how serious the head injury may be and how severely the brain may have been damaged. This scale is from 3 to 15 and 3 is the most severe and 15 the least severe. A rating of 8 or below indicates a severe head injury.
Head injuries may be diagnosed using sophisticated diagnostic equipment such as an MRI scanner or CT scanner which can give highly detailed and specific information about any damage that has occurred and inform further treatment.
Treating severe head injuries
Severe head injuries are treated in hospital and may include:
- Observation to indicate any changes in the patient’s condition
- Conducting tests to check for further damage and assess the effectiveness of treatment
- Treating other injuries that may be present
Most patients are able to leave the hospital after 48 hours. However, a small number of patients may need to be admitted to hospital for surgery or for complications arising from their severe head injury such as brain damage. They may remain in the Intensive Care Unit for specialised treatment for some time.
Making your injury claim in Syderstone
If you, or someone close to you, has suffered a severe head injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault and it occurred within the last 3 years, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Syderstone for compensation. The effects of a severe head injury or brain damage can be life changing for the person and their family. Call the leading experts in providing personal injury compensation to victims of head injuries, Accident Advice Helpline. With a 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline they are available to take your call at a time to suit you. They provide legal partners who all work on a 100% no win no fee basis and can offer you accountable and reliable advice when you need it most, to make your injury claim in Syderstone. Or, go on line and take part in their unique 30 second on line test and find out quickly and discretely if you can qualify to make an injury claim in Syderstone today.
Date Published: 25th September 2013
Author: David Brown