At Accident Claims we understand that a personal injury affects you socially and financially
A head injury may occur as a result of a car accident or a motorbike accident, sports accident, fall, assault, accident at home or at work. A head injury can damage the scalp, skull or brain. Even when there is a skull fracture or the scalp is split, the brain may not be damaged. A blow to the head can severely shake the brain, sometimes causing brain damage, even when there are no outward signs of injury. It is essential to ensure that your legal representatives understand the impacts of head injuries when making accident claims to ensure the right compensation is awarded.
A mild head injury may have no symptoms other than a slight headache. In some cases there is mild concussion, dizziness and blurred vision which may last for several days. A more severe head injury may result in unconsciousness that lasts for more than a few minutes or coma. There may be loss of memory of events before or after the accident. The more serious the brain injury, the longer unconsciousness and loss of memory are likely to last. After a severe brain injury a person may suffer muscle weakness, paralysis or loss of sensation. At Accident Claims we understand the complexity of head injuries to be able to advise you in the best possible way.
Any person who suffers a loss of consciousness should consult a doctor. Skull X-rays are taken to confirm a fracture. A CT scan may be taken if a brain haemorrhage is suspected.
Recovery from minor head injuries may take several days if there are persistent symptoms of concussion. Severe skull fractures may require surgery or if a blood clot forms this may need to be surgically removed.
Permanent physical or mental disability or change of personality may occur if there has been permanent damage to the brain. Recovery from a major head injury can be very slow, showing improvement over several years.
Our experienced accident claims team understand the trauma caused by a head injury. During this difficult time we can guide you through the process of bringing a claim against the negligent party. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with cases of this nature and our sympathetic team are available to advise and help you through this process. We will maximise the compensation you are entitled to and ensure you receive all the specialist care you need to help you put your life back together.