Head injuries can be some of the most severe type of injury that it is possible to suffer. The term can cover a wide range of different injuries: from relatively minor or short-lived effects (such as concussion), to serious, life-changing injuries which impair brain and sensory function. Even what may appear to be a mild brain injury can have some unpleasant side-effects. Frequently doctors and lawyers miss subtle brain injuries, meaning that the injured person doesn’t get the care that they need and that a compensation claim is potentially under-settled.
Just as extensive is the range of different ways in which head injuries can occur. Unfortunately, head injuries can be caused by:
If your head injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to a substantial sum in compensation. Most compensation claims are brought using No Win, No Fee agreements.
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It can sometimes be difficult to assess the severity of a head injury. Symptoms which might indicate only a minor head injury could also point to something much more serious.
Particular symptoms to look out for include:
- Consistent headaches
- Loss of consciousness
- Fits or seizures
- Sensory problems – such as blurred vision or loss of hearing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Memory loss
Often it isn’t the injured person who realises that they have suffered a brain injury. Frequently it is the close friends and family who noticed the impact of the accident. If you have suffered a brain injury then it is imperative that you discuss your injuries with friends and family.
Any major trauma to the head inevitably risks causing damage to the brain or sensory organs. Such damage can have a huge impact on the quality of someone’s life, causing effects such as:
- Personality changes
- Reduced life expectancy
- Cognitive impairment
- Sensory deprivation – loss of sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch
With any injury, the most important consideration is your health and wellbeing. A personal injury claim shouldn’t be your first consideration. This is true whether you are making a compensation claim or not. Given the potentially drastic consequences of head injuries, seeking medical attention becomes even more vital. Often the NHS discharge people with head injuries sooner than they should be. If you are in any doubt as to the medical opinion that you have received, obtain a second medical opinion.
Naturally, you want the best medical care possible to help with your recovery. When making a claim, you also want the best in legal expertise. Truth Legal can offer you that expertise due to the expertise, experience and approach of our personal injury Solicitors (not unqualified paralegals).
Finding out more information
If you would like more information on claiming for a head injury, or you wish to discuss your situation, contact us today. We would be more than happy to chat things through with you in a free consultation, with no obligation to proceed further.
Let us help you to claim the compensation you deserve.