Every year thousands of people suffer head and brain injuries. The effects of this type of injury can be quite traumatising, and depending on the severity of the injury, the effects can be long lasting. You may find that you have had to make major adjustments to your lifestyle as a result of the accident. It may have taken you days or even weeks after your accident to discover your condition. If you have suffered a brain or head injury in a road traffic accident, assault or fall, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The symptoms of a head injury can sometimes vary from case to case, however the following are a list of signs to look out for:
Suffering from headaches
If the head or brain injury is more serious, the following signs would be:
Confusion and disorientation
A head and brain injury in more detail
A head injury can be defined as any trauma to the scalp, skull or brain and is either closed or penetrating. A closed head injury often occurs through impact with a blunt object, whereas a penetrating injury occurs when an object breaks through the skull.
If you have suffered a head and brain injury, it is essential that you seek medical attention straight away as the longer you leave it, the longer it may take to treat. There is also a further danger that an untreated head and brain injury could lead to further complications down the line,
Apart from having a physical impact, a head and brain injury can also impact the way you live your day to day life. You may find yourself becoming angry for no reason or feeling frustrated. This not only affects you but the loved ones around you. You may have not been able to return to work, and have trouble concentrating on driving.
How can you make a claim?
For your head and brain injury claim to be successful, it will have to be shown that the person you are making a claim against owed you a duty of care, and that the duty of care was breached. If you have suffered a head and brain injury in an accident on the road, or at work, our specialist solicitors should be able to advise you on your next course of action.