Suffered a head injury? Don’t despair! Call the injury lawyers in Taunton
Whilst all accidents are distressing, those which may result in head injuries can cause enormous stress and worry for the family and friends of the casualty. Indeed, the consequences of a head injury can change the life of the victim and their family for ever.
Accidents causing head injury
There are many accidents that can cause head and brain injuries, just a few of them are:
- Slips, trips and falls especially those from height
- Road traffic accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Sporting injuries
- Pedestrian injuries
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Workplace accidents
How are head injuries assessed?
As soon as the emergency services arrive at the scene of an accident, they assess the severity of a head injury by observation and response. The paramedics use the Glasgow Coma Scale to assess a casualty’s level of consciousness and response to stimuli. This scale runs from 3 to 15 and any score of 8 or less indicates a serious head injury has been sustained.
At the hospital, MRI and CT scans can determine which areas of the head have been affected by the trauma and which areas of the brain may be damaged. Bleeding can cause swelling to the brain and this can put pressure on the brain causing brain damage. It is important to relieve this pressure and reduce the likelihood of permanent brain damage.
What is the prognosis for a serious head injury?
Obviously each situation is unique and so is each victim. If the brain becomes damaged permanently, then certain areas of the brain may not function normally. This can manifest itself in changes to a person’s personality, emotional response, ability to process language and memory loss, as well as physical problems with balance and walking.
How do I claim for a head injury using injury lawyers?
The team at Accident Advice Helpline can answer your queries about making a personal injury compensation claim over the phone on 0800 689 0500 with their 24/7 helpline. Just call the helpline and speak to a friendly and sensitive adviser who can offer you no obligation free legal advice and guidance about making a claim using their injury lawyers in Taunton or elsewhere across the UK.
Their injury lawyers will process your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis, so call and find out if you are eligible to make a legal claim for your head injury. Alternatively, if you prefer, why not go on line and participate in their unique 30 second on line test. You can find out quickly and simply if your circumstances mean that you can make a personal injury compensation claim for a head injury and get an estimate for the amount you may receive.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown