Have you suffered a severe head injury? Speak to injury solicitors in Chitterne to make your personal injury claim!
Accidents which result in severe head injuries can have devastating effects on the casualty and their families. When the head is seriously injured, the trauma can cause fluid to build up in the skull which in turn puts pressure on the brain. If this fluid is not removed promptly, then the brain may become swollen and damaged.
The consequences of a brain injury may be permanent and life long, causing changes to a person’s cognitive functioning and language and processing skills. For those close to them, it can be like living with a different person.
What types of accident can result in serious head trauma?
Head injuries can happen in any type of accident, but some of the more common ones are:
- road traffic collisions
- pedestrian falls from height
- riding accidents
- cycling accidents
- motorbike accidents
- violent assault to the head
- crushing accident
- industrial accident
Treatment and diagnosis
A head injury may be obvious by the presence of visible trauma such as swelling, bleeding and broken bones. However, all head injuries should be assessed immediately by a medical practitioner to rule out the possibility of internal damage and bleeding.
Head injuries are commonly assessed using the Glasgow Coma Scale to grade the injury according to the patient’s response. If a patient loses consciousness, even for a short time, they should be checked over by a medical practitioner to rule out serious injury.
Head injuries are diagnosed using MRI and CT scanning machines which can pinpoint the exact location of a bleed in the brain or a penetrative injury. This process enables the surgical team to operate with the minimum of invasion to repair or treat the patient promptly.
Making your claim for severe head injury with injury solicitors in Chitterne
If you, or someone close to you, has sustained a serious head injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors in Chitterne.
To find out if you are eligible to pursue an injury compensation claim for your head injury, you can call their helpful advisers on 0800 689 0500. If you decide to proceed with making an injury claim, their injury solicitors in Chitterne will be happy to process the claim on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee basis.
Alternatively, you may wish to participate in their unique 30-second online test and find out from the comfort of your own home if you are eligible to make a claim using their injury solicitors in Chitterne. It will also let you know how much you may be awarded for your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: David Brown