Have you been injured to the head and want to make a head injury claim?
Perhaps you or someone you know may have recently been admitted to hospital with a head injury? Head injuries are one of the worst kinds as they can affect someone seriously depending on the level of injury.
There are many types of head injury which can include brain injury, fractured skull, concussion, dementia pulistica, deep wounds and lacerations, or severe bruising to the brain. The injuries may take weeks or years to recover and the rebuild of someone life depending on the severity of the personal injury can in some instances be slow long and hard. As various injuries do not present themselves immediately, the signs and symptoms of head injuries may not be clearly noticeable after an accident, or head impact. The trauma to the head should be checked by a medical professional immediately if you notice changes or sudden pain, or seizures. If you feel you may have been affected and wondering if you have been injured to the head then never under estimate the dangers and condition. Some head injuries lead to disability or death as cerebrospinal fluid may be leaking from the head area.
Children in particular can be at risk to seizures and brain swelling as they cannot always communicate if they are not of talking age.
Causes of head injury
If you go to a hospital after a car accident you may not only have a whiplash injury to the neck but also a more severe head injury that you cannot see. The injury could be a sudden sharp head impact such as falling heavily and hitting the pavement solid obstacle or a brick walls. A hospital will they will check you over for head injuries and head trauma and give you the reuired treatment. If you are at risk will perform X rays and or including MRI scans to check the extent of your head injury and potential long term effects. If you or a family friend or relative have been diagnosed with a head injury and that injury occurred through the negligence of someone else than you may be able top claim a head injury or Brain Injury Compensation Claim.
Brain Injury fact: According to wikipedia
The incidence (number of new cases) of head injury is 300 of every 100,000 per year (0.3% of the population).
Symtoms of Head Injury (source BBC Health)
• Headache with nausea and vomiting.
• Blurred or double vision.
• Slurred speech.
• Confusion or drowsiness.
• Loss of consciousness – this is usually a sign that more serious damage to the brain may have occurred.
• Blood or clear fluid (cerebrospinal fluid which normally bathes the brain) from the ears or nose.
• Excessive thirst – this may be an early warning sign that the pituitary gland has been damaged during the injury.
• Loss of sense of smell – this is common in more severe injury and may be prolonged.
Make a head injury compensation claim
If you have Suffered any kind of minor or catastrophic injury to the head, you may be entitled to make a head injury compensation claim to recover damages from the negligent party. Our head injury claim solicitors are waiting to help you. Make an enquiry today to see how our expert solicitors can help you with your head injury claim.Recent Queries