Assessing someone for head injuries – injury lawyers in St Peter
Head injuries are very dangerous and can cause blood clots and even death if left untreated. You need to find out if someone has suffered a head injury after any accident as quickly as you can so that they can be treated and the emergency services can be alerted to the possibility that they may need to treat a head injury. Here are some tips on working out whether someone has suffered a head injury, if they are unable to tell you themselves.
- Check the head and face for bleeding and deformities. Any obvious trauma to the head and face will indicate a serious head injury, and is the best indication you can hope for that the person has suffered a blow to the head. Bleeding from the nose and ears are signs of head trauma, and any bruising around the eyes or ears can also indicate a blow to the head.
- Look out for confusion, disorientation or the inability to move one leg. These are all signs of serious head trauma. The person should lie down immediately and the emergency services should be called.
- Talk to the victim. Ask simple questions such as how they are feeling to gauge whether they are able to talk coherently or if they are confused. Ask the person their name and what year it is, as not being able to answer these simple questions can indicate head injuries even if the person appears to be lucid.
- Check the person’s pupils. If you open the person’s eyes, or shine a light into their pupils, you are looking for unusual dilation, or unequal reactions in the pupils. Pupils which do not dilate at all can also indicate a serious head injury.
Using injury lawyers in St Peter to claim compensation for head injuries
If you have suffered a head injury as the result of an accident which was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation through injury lawyers in St Peter. It is best to use injury lawyers to process any compensation claim as they know the law best and will be able to put together the best case for you.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and will be able to prove you with experienced injury lawyers in St Peter who can work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team, who will assess whether you have a good case for compensation. If you do, you will be passed onto injury lawyers in St Peter who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to make your compensation claim.