Had a severe head injury? Speak to the injury solicitors in East Lothian!
Severe head injuries can cause devastating and life long symptoms which may alter a person’s personality and abilities forever. The effects of a severe head injury may not be apparent for some time following an accident. The casualty will require intensive treatment and rehabilitation, in order to ensure that they can make the best possible recovery from their injuries.
What causes severe head injuries?
Severe head injuries may be the result of accidents such as:
- road traffic accidents
- riding accidents
- motorbike accidents
- cycling accidents
- industrial accidents
- workplace accidents
- trauma to the head following an assault or violence
- sporting accident involving a high contact sport such as boxing or rugby
- a fall from height
Treating severe head injuries
Severe head injuries require urgent assessment and treatment by a trained medical practitioner such as a paramedic or doctor. On the scene of the accident, an assessment will be conducted on the casualty to record their response to stimuli, their level of consciousness and their level of response. If they are unconscious, then they will be transferred rapidly to an Accident and Emergency department for further assessment and treatment. If they stop breathing, then CPR may be undertaken.
The Glasgow Coma Scale is used to assess the level of their head injury and a score of 8 or less denotes a serious head injury as the casualty is unlikely to be conscious.
A CT scan and MRI scan may be undertaken to establish the cause of any internal bleeding and to locate the source of a bleed prior to surgery. Any pressure on the brain caused by a build up of fluid in the skull can cause the brain to swell and press downwards on the spinal column, which is fatal. Any bleeding risks the likelihood of permanent brain damage developing which is a risk, that has to be identified and treated quickly, if a bleed is found.
Claiming for your injury using injury solicitors in East Lothian via Accident Advice Helpline
If you, or someone close to you, has sustained a serious head injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault within the last 3 years, then they may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using the injury solicitors in East Lothian at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline offer a team of dedicated advisors to answer your call on their 24/7 telephone helpline. They are committed to providing no obligation advice and guidance about pursuing your legal right to make a claim for severe head injury.
Although they do have injury solicitors in East Lothian working directly for them they are a national firm who work across the whole of the UK and in Scotland they work in partnership with some of the country’s leading solicitors so they will be able to connect you with injury solicitors in East Lothian or somewhere nearby.
Their injury solicitors will process your claim on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee basis, leaving you without the worry of financing a claim upfront.
If you would like to find out if you can claim quickly, go online and take their unique 30 second online test or call us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Can you claim for compensation following your head injury using their injury solicitors?
Date Published: 11th December 2013
Author: David Brown