A concussion is a brain injury that onsets following a blow to the head.
When the head comes into violent contact with a hard surface, the brain is shaken against the skull, the impact of which causes it to swell. This can lead to a number of unpleasant symptoms, such as confusion, blurred vision, trouble sleeping, difficulty remembering things, tearfulness and anger, problems with balance, and many other side effects. Concussions can occur to varying degrees, but those that suffer serious injuries can often experience post-concussion depression as well.
If you have been in a public transport accident in Thurrock, you may well suffer a concussion. If your head is hit against the seatback or headrest, the window, handrail or indeed anywhere else at speed, you could sustain a debilitating brain injury. If this accident took place within the past three years, and did so as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you could be owed financial compensation.
Who was at fault?
It can often be the case with public transport accidents that it is not immediately clear who is at fault.
For example, is the driver or operator liable? Or the company responsible for track maintenance? Someone responsible for vehicle maintenance? If you are not sure, don’t just assume you can’t make a claim – contact Accident Advice Helpline. For years, we have been helping innocent people seek financial compensation following accidents for which they were not to blame. Even in complicated cases, we can find a way to ensure those innocent injured parties are not left out of pocket.
A concussion brought on by a public transport accident in Thurrock could impact your ability to work and earn income, and this could come at a time when you need to spend money on things like help around the home, or travel to and from medical appointments. You should not be left to suffer financially on top of everything else, so we will work hard to help you recover compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can help
Our solicitors will help you claim back the money you have have spent as a result of your concussion injury, and ensure you are awarded compensation for the injury itself.
To find out how much this could be, take our 30-second test online. This tool will assess the details of your case and provide you with a rough estimate, with no obligation whatsoever. If you would prefer to discuss your case with someone, our 24/7 helpline is available.
To find out more about pursuing compensation following a public transport accident in Thurrock, call us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown