Head injuries are probably one of the most serious and worrying injuries that a person can sustain in an accident. It is one of the injuries that should get immediate medical attention no matter how mild it may seem. What we believe to be a simple bang on the head can have complications if untreated. A serious head injury could leave its victims with life changing results. The signs of a more serious head injury are usually things like losing consciousness, vomiting, and blood from your head by either a cut or from your ears, a fit or having double vision. These signs are not always immediately obvious which is why all head injuries should be checked out by a professional medical practitioner.
Even minor head injuries can still have life changing effects as they can leave their victims with prolonged headaches, sometimes vision impairment and often bouts of dizziness. To be on the safe side if you do sustain a head injury, you will have a period of time in the hospital for observation for 48 hours. Then if all is well and you are not showing any side effects from your injury, you will be allowed to go.
The doctors will run tests to make sure they diagnose your injury correctly. If you do not seek professional medical attention after a head injury, you are putting yourself at risk and could end up suffering from permanent damage and even death as your injury went untreated. We cannot see the inside of our heads so we would be unaware of any bleeding on the brain, blood clots or a fluid build up but by going to the hospital, they can check for these and then treat them if necessary, thus avoiding further damage.
Perhaps you have sustained a head injury in a road traffic accident and are considering making Windsor and Maidenhead car accident claims for compensation but do not know how to.
If you have sustained a head injury, you may not be able to work. By making Windsor and Maidenhead car accident claims you can get back any lost wages, receive a figure for your injury and reclaim any other costs your injury has caused you to incur.
Making Windsor and Maidenhead car accident claims for a head injury
You can do this in one of two ways: by calling the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or by using the website to take a 30-second online test to see if you are eligible and to get an estimated compensation figure. Accident Advice Helpline is a no-win, no-fee law firm with over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims, making us one of the best in the country. If you have any queries about Windsor and Maidenhead car accident claims, call us today.