Spotlight on: head trauma
In the media recently, we have seen increased concern about head traumas that sportspeople pick up on the playing field. Head injury has long been associated with rugby players, but increasingly the spotlight has fallen on football players, too.
The skull is an amazing piece of casing that forms a strong, protective barrier over the most important organ in our body – the brain.
Lodged in this wobbling mass of grey stuff is everything from our memories through to our personality, as well as being the nerve centre that drives our movements from simple actions like catching a ball to telling us when we have hurt ourselves. We feel pain, love, laughter and sadness all from within this grey swirling mass of complicatedness!
But as our specialist injury lawyers in Woodthorpe will tell you, damaging the skull, or even worse the soft, sensitive tissue of the brain, can result in the most life-changing injury you could ever receive.
Being knocked out is a nuisance. You can feel groggy and lightheaded for days. You may need to be hospitalised for a few days or you may be released from hospital the same day.
Some people, such as rugby players, have the misfortune of being knocked unconscious several times on a regular basis. The general rule of thumb is that after you have been concussed once, you are more likely to lose consciousness if you bang your head again.
Have you suffered a head injury?
If you have, then Accident Advice Helpline and our injury lawyers in Woodthorpe may be able to help you to claim compensation. But you will need to answer a few questions first – we use your answers to assess the eligibility of your claim:
- Was the accident or incident in which you received your head trauma the result of someone else’s actions? To have a chance of claiming compensation, the accident must not have been your fault.
- Did you receive your head trauma in the last three years? In order for our injury lawyers in Woodthorpe to consider your case, you must have been involved in an accident within the last three years.
- Did you receive medical help and treatment for your head trauma? Again, it is vital that you consulted with a medical professional, whether it was your GP or the local hospital.
Think you have a claim?
Then get help from the best people – call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and see if our injury lawyers in Woodthorpe can help you.