Is your head injury affecting your day-to-day life?
We understand that a head injury can cause extreme amounts of pain, especially in the short-term; however, a head injury can also lead to long-term effects changing how you manage your tasks on a daily basis.
Although head injuries can be difficult to come to terms with, this can be amplified when your injury has been as a result of someone else’s actions e.g. if you haven’t been provided with the correct protective equipment at work or you have had a slip, trip or fall due to someone’s negligence.
Whichever type of accident you have been involved in, you may have had to take time off work as a result or required expensive medical treatment or care, having an impact on your financial circumstances and your mental well-being.
If you decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation due to your head injury we could help you recover:
- For the pain and suffering, you have experienced, including any emotional and psychological impacts sustained through your injury
- Financial impacts and strains caused due to your injury e.g. loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel costs etc.
What types of head injury could I claim for?
Due to there being a range of ways a head injury can be caused e.g. accident at work, road traffic accident, slip, trip or fall, there are a variety of different injuries someone could sustain, these are
This is one of the only examples that are diagnosable straight away; usually, the person who has sustained the injury would have been hit on their head violently, or their skull has been pierced by an object.
When there has been a jolt or blow to the head, but there are no visible signs e.g. open wound or pierced skull. These injuries, however, can still be just as, if not more so, serious. Below are some examples of closed-head injuries:
This is the more common type of head and brain injury, usually caused when someone has had a “bump” on their head, leaving the person unconscious for a period of time, or feeling confused and dizzy as an instant result. Symptoms can then develop over time including:
- On-going headaches
- Confusion, forgetfulness and feeling disorientated
- Loss of memory, often short term memory
- Unconsciousness, including over a long period of time
- Developing problems with vision
- Difficulty speaking or slurring words
- Dizziness and balance issues
The above symptoms are also relatable to other serious injuries such as subdural haematoma and subarachnoid haemorrhage; therefore, sufferers of concussions will often find themselves visiting a hospital and may be admitted for a few days so the can be medically monitored. Concussion themselves may be made worse depending upon the sufferer, for
- Subdural haematoma
This is a condition in which blood collects outside the brain; this is condition can be life-threatening due to the bleeding and increased pressure on the brain. Symptoms can show sign straight away or can develop over weeks and include feeling sick, confusion and getting headaches.
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage
This is when bleeding occurs in the area of the brain where the cerebrospinal fluid circulates. Luckily, this condition is not very common but unfortunately, symptoms can happen instantly with no prior warning signs. Symptoms include blurred vision, feeling sick or severe headaches and can result in the sufferer having a stroke.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)
This injury is fairly common and it’s among the most fatal types of brain injury. In a mild case, a diffuse axonal injury can cause a concussion. More commonly, people become severely impaired/disabled. Sufferers who regain consciousness will usually require supportive care. Improvements in this condition are usually seen within the first year, although therapy and treatment should still be continued after this.
If you have suffered a head and brain injury that isn’t listed then we could still help, contact our legal advice team for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation to find out how.
My head injury is serious/severe
If the injury you or your loved one has sustained is serious, then it could affect your life in the future, you may also require on-going medical treatment or care.
Our team is experienced in dealing with serious injuries and would be able to guide you through the entire situation ensuring you don’t have additional, unnecessary stress.
Not only will we be able to consider all aspects of your life your injury has impacted, but we can also try to arrange an immediate expenses payment where possible.
I want to claim on my loved one’s behalf
Unfortunately, some head and brain injuries can leave the sufferer dependant on their family and friends; therefore, if you’re reading this on someone else behalf, then we can help you and your loved one.
Contact our legally trained advisors today, we can speak with you regarding the person who has been injured and guide you regarding how to make a claim and help you get to know your loved one’s rights.
Starting my personal injury claim
We understand starting a claim for compensation due to your injury may be the last thing on your mind right now, especially if you’re still suffering and going through on-going treatment due to your traumatic experiences; however, our experience and excellent client care will mean we can make everything as easy and stress free as possible.
Although compensation cannot change what has already happened, it can go along way towards helping you find normality within the changes that have happened in your life.
Contact our legal advice team today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We can provide you with tailored advice to your circumstances and tell you in minutes if we could help you make a claim for your injury.