Things to know about minor head injuries
A minor head injury is still a serious type of injury which you should go to see your doctor about. Along with a whiplash injury in Chillingham, a minor head injury could have complications which could be more serious than you may think, and a head injury can cause serious problems or even death if it goes unchecked.
If you have sustained a minor head injury or a whiplash injury in Chillingham as the result of an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation from the person who was at fault.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your head injury or whiplash injury in Chillingham and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
What causes minor head injuries?
Many of the things which would cause a more serious head injury or whiplash injury in Chillingham are the causes of minor head injuries. Road accidents are a major cause of head and neck injuries, as well as falls and even fights.
You will know that you have sustained a head injury because you should have felt your head hit something fairly hard, and may be left with pain afterwards. Even if you don’t feel that your injury was that serious, you must go to a doctor to get your head checked.
What are the symptoms of head injuries?
For major head injuries you should be looking out for a whole other range of symptoms, but for minor head injuries you are likely to suffer:
- blurred vision
- nausea and possibly vomiting
These symptoms will still be mild and should ease up quite quickly, but if they get worse, or if you are feeling a lot of pain, you may have a more serious head injury than you first suspected.
How can you treat a minor head injury?
A minor head injury should go away on its own. The first thing you must always do is go to a doctor to confirm that your head injury isn’t any more serious than you may have thought. If you do only have a minor injury which will heal on its own, your doctor will either prescribe you painkillers, or you may be able to just buy paracetamol over the counter to deal with the headache and other symptoms you may be suffering.
Whilst you are still recovering, it is worthwhile getting a lot of rest, taking the rest of the day off of work or school, and being aware of any further symptoms which might indicate that your head injury needs to be looked at again by another doctor. You may want to ask someone to stay with you as a more serious injury can cause you to slip into unconsciousness before you realise what is happening.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: David Brown