Victim of a work related accident? Suffered a serious head injury? Claim the compensation you deserve!
Head injuries are amongst some of the most serious injuries that can be caused as a result of a work related accident or incident. If you have been involved in a work related accident that was caused through no fault of your own within the last 3 years and you have suffered a serious head injury as a result, then you may be legally entitled to pursue Torfaen accident at work compensation.
Head injuries are serious and they may have unpredictable consequences:
- Sudden bleeding in the skull can cause cranial pressure which results in brain damage if it goes undiagnosed and untreated
- Blood clots can cause pressure and swelling to increase in the brain tissue and result in damage to areas of the brain
- Damage to the neck and spinal cord can be caused through violent trauma to the cervical spine, leading to neural damage and even paralysis
Diagnosing a head injury
Head injuries may require in depth diagnostic treatment to establish the exact location and extent of an injury. Computerised tomography is routinely used to locate injuries and inform practitioners of the treatment that may be required. Magnetic resonance imaging is also used to pinpoint the exact position of damage to the body and these images can assist surgeons to locate and remove clots.
The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is used to classify the type and extent of head injury in a casualty. This scale records a casualty’s response to stimuli, verbal understanding and level of consciousness.
A casualty who is unconscious and unresponsive to stimuli may be very poorly and may record a low Glasgow Coma Scale score, indicating serious head trauma.
Why claim your Torfaen accident at work compensation?
Whilst claiming compensation for a head injury caused at work won’t change the extent or the fact that an accident has occurred, it may redress the fact that you have sustained a serious head injury through no fault of your own. In fact, claiming compensation may be necessary to ensure that your future care needs are taken care of; such as care packages, housing requirements and family finances.
Accident Advice Helpline are an unrivalled law firm, consisting of highly experienced advisers and injury solicitors, who can ensure that your call is answered promptly whenever you call their 24 hour, 7 days a week telephone helpline. You will be offered no obligation advice that can assist you to decide if making a claim for Torfaen accident at work compensation is right for you and your circumstances.
If you choose to go ahead with making your claim for Torfaen accident at work compensation, your claim will be allocated to a professional injury solicitor who will ensure that all aspects of your claim are handled on your behalf on a no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014