Coupar or Coupar Angus is a town in Perth and Kinross in Scotland. Despite its small size personal injuries are still common here. If you live here or have visited the area and experienced a personal injury you may be looking to make a claim for this injury. If so you may realise that when it comes to injury claim solicitors in Coupar there are very limited options available. Well fear not you can always use a national provider like Accident Advice Helpline.
For people who have been very badly hurt in an accident working with personal injury solicitors in Coupar, who have limited resources, is likely to hinder your case. These clients often do not stand any real chance of recovering fully and are described as having life-changing injuries. Head injuries are especially likely to be life-changing because the brain is such an important and delicate organ. It is therefore vital that they get expert help and ensure their claim has the best possible chances of success.
Injury Claim Solicitors in Coupar – Head Injuries
Here is some information on common types of head injuries:
- Concussion is one form of head injury. It is a minor traumatic head injury and causes a temporary loss of mental function. People who are concussed may lose consciousness for a short time and may seem confused. They sometimes have some loss of memory. The typical cartoon depiction of someone seeing stars when they have been hit on the head has its basis in reality. People who are concussed do report some disturbance of their vision and that includes seeing stars. Concussion alone is not generally serious and people recover within a few days.
- Subdural haematoma (acute) is a much more serious head injury. The injury claims solicitors Coupar office who are dealing with a case of subdural haematoma are dealing with a very seriously injured client. Blood collects between the inside of the skull and the surface of the brain. This results in a pressure building up against the delicate structures of the brain and the victim may vomit, become confused and eventually slip into a coma. In some accidents the subdermal haematoma forms immediately and is said to be acute. The injury claims solicitors in Coupar would be dealing with this type of injury following a car accident or following an assault. Car accident claims are usually made against the person who caused the car accident. In many such accidents, this is the driver of another vehicle and the victim is compensated by the offending motorist’s insurers. Assault claims are usually made to the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority.
- Subdural haematoma (chronic) is more common in older people, typically after a fall. The symptoms can take weeks, if not months, to develop. Thankfully, the time limit for making a claim for injuries sustained in a fall is three years so this still gives plenty of time in which to claim. The space between the skull and the brain is bigger in older people and so the pressure builds up more gradually and the symptoms are less acute.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: Sharon Parry