Ratho is a village to the west of Edinburgh in Scotland and in common with other villages in the area its residents can use the services of the capital city if they are injured in an accident that was not their fault. The Edinburgh ambulance service and local doctors and hospitals will treat people who are injured in accidents in the area. There is also a team of personal injury lawyers who will work for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Ratho cases and they are found at the leading law firm Accident Advice Helpline. Working for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Ratho cases can be very challenging particularly if you have to deal with people who have been very badly hurt in accidents. A proportion of these clients may have no prospects of ever making a full recovery and their injuries are therefore termed ‘life-changing.’ Head injuries are especially likely to be life-changing and this is because the brain is such a vital yet delicate organ. However, head injuries can vary greatly in both severity and outcome and lawyers who work for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Ratho cases may encounter any of the following types of damage.
Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Ratho head injuries
Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Ratho head injuries will frequently see cases of concussion as this is a very common type of head injury. It generally causes a loss of mental function which is temporary and the injured person may lose consciousness for a short time – they may also seem quite confused with some loss of memory. There can also be some disturbance of vision such as seeing stars! Concussion is not generally that serious and people recover within a few days. A more serious type of head injury is called an acute subdural haematoma. This causes blood to collect between the inside of the skull and the surface of the brain, resulting in pressure building up against brain tissue. The injured person may be sick, may become confused and eventually slip into a coma. Subdermal haematomas can happen after car accidents, occupational accidents or assaults.
A chronic subdural haematoma is more common in older people and it is a typical injury to suffer after a fall. The space between the skull and the brain is bigger in older people and so the pressure builds up more gradually and the symptoms are less acute – they can take weeks or even months to develop. Thankfully, this is not a problem if you are going to need to make a claim as the time limit for making a claim for injuries sustained in a fall is three years – you have plenty of time.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.