Suffered a serious head injury? Don’t delay! Make sure you claim the compensation that you are entitled to!
A head injury is one of the most serious types of trauma that can be sustained following an accident. Any injury to the head should always be checked and monitored by a medical practitioner as soon as possible following an accident. This is important to establish the cause and extent of any injury and ascertain the prognosis for the injury to inform treatment. Any loss of consciousness should always be checked out, even if the casualty claims to be feeling alright as serious implications can occur rapidly.
What is a head injury?
Head injury is defined as any trauma to the head. Sometimes a loss of consciousness may be the only outward sign of a head injury, although bleeding and trauma may be more visual signs of an injury.
What are the symptoms of a head injury?
- loss of consciousness
- obvious sign of bleeding from trauma
- bleeding from an orifice such as the ear
- visual disturbances
- pain to the head
- sensitivity to light
- inability to move the head
How head injuries are diagnosed
Head injuries are usually assessed rapidly using the Glasgow Coma Scale. This scale uses a set of visual tests and monitors patient responses to stimuli to ascertain the degree of consciousness and response. A score is given to indicate the severity of the head injury until the patient is hospitalised.
Head injury may be diagnosed following x rays, CT scans and MRI scans which can accurately pinpoint the exact location of a trauma, a bleed in the skull and any brain damage.
Coping with a head injury
Patients who have been diagnosed and treated for a head injury may have additional problems as a result of their head trauma. If any areas of the brain have been damaged as a result of the accident, then emotional, sensory and cognitive processes may be adversely affected causing personality changes and changes in cognitive functioning.
People suffering from a long term head injury may need additional support to ensure that they can live independently.
Making a compensation claim for a head injury with our solicitors in Ladram Bay
If you have suffered a head injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years’, then you may be interested to find out more about pursuing a personal injury compensation claim for your injury.
Accident Advice Helpline were established over 14 years’ ago, to ensure that people who have sustained injuries ( as the result of accidents that weren’t their fault), are entitled to pursue their legal rights to claim compensation using their injury solicitors in Ladram Bay.
Accident Advice Helpline have a team of highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Ladram Bay who can ensure that all aspects of your claim are processed on a no win no fee* basis throughout the claims process. Their injury solicitors in Ladram Bay will handle your claim on your behalf through to it’s successful conclusion accountably and reliably. You just have to concentrate on your recovery and future plans!
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail with an adviser then just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.