Injury Lawyers in Resipole
Accidents happen every day, all types of accidents causing all types of injuries. Some injuries are worse than others and amongst the worst are brain injuries.
If the victim is not in a vegetative state, they may still need 24 hour care, they may still need to go into a care home, certainly whatever the outcome, the lives of the victim and their family could be changed forever.
The mildest brain injury to sustain is concussion, but even this can have far reaching effects, the most common symptoms being:
- Loss of balance
- Feeling stunned or dazed
- Double vision or seeing stars
- Difficulty with memory
The memory problems usually improve after a few hours, but the other symptoms can take much longer to retreat. If this has happened to you, in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to use injury lawyers in Resipole to make a personal injury compensation claim.
There’s More to Come
Concussion has other, less usual symptoms in the more serious cases, these being:
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Glassy eyes or a vacant stare
- Strange emotional responses such as tears or laughter for no reason
As a precaution, if any of these signs are showing, a visit to the local A & E should be made to ensure there are not more severe brain injuries. All even more reason who you should use injury lawyers in Resipole to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The Vulnerable Victims
Some victims of head injuries are more susceptible to the effects of brain injuries than others. These are:
- The over 65’s
- Where it is not the first head injury
- Having conditions such as haemophilia that make you bleed more
- Anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as warfarin or aspirin
You can take paracetamol to control the pain, but do not take anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin as they may cause a bleed. Use ice packs to reduce the swelling and get plenty of rest. For the first 48 hours, you should not stay alone in case other more urgent symptoms develop. You should stay resting until you are completely recovered, don’t even think of returning to work till the doctor gives you the OK.
Injury Lawyers in Resipole: Accident Advice Helpline Will Assist with Your Personal Injury Claim
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping brain injured people and their families for over 13 years, and we have made sure that they have received the compensation they deserved. If the victim is in no fit state to deal with their injury claim, a member of their family should contact us to make the personal injury compensation claim on their behalf.
You will find our advisors friendly and compassionate. They will take the details of the accident and injury, and then take the stress and make the whole process much easier for you. You can contact them on our helpline number, 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 3rd November 2013
Author: David Brown