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Head Injuries

Head injuries can vary considerably in severity, from minor bruises to concussion, or a brain injury, but all should be treated with the same level of caution. Even those that appear to be minor can have a lasting impact and cause unpleasant symptoms, while more serious instances of head trauma can cause permanent damage.

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic head injury at the fault of someone else, it may be difficult to know where to turn. At Ramsdens Solicitors, our team of legal experts have a great deal of expertise in this area, and is on hand to help you should you wish to make a claim for compensation.

TYPES OF HEAD INJURY

Head injuries can be caused by a range of accidents, including slips and trips, road traffic incidents or accidents at work. And, if you have sustained this type of injury, it is necessary to take certain steps to determine the type of injury you have, and to exclude potentially life-threatening consequences. The head can be injured in a number of ways, but the most common types of incident include:

All head injuries require immediate assessment by a health professional, regardless of their apparent severity. At Ramsdens, we understand the distinctions that need to be made when assessing how to proceed with your case, along with the type of future assistance you may require.

HEAD INJURY SYMPTOMS

There are a variety of symptoms to look out for if you have sustained a head injury, and these could be indicative of a more serious condition. These include:

  • A worsening headache
  • Confusion or problems speaking or communicating
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of use of part of the body
  • Problems with vision, such as blurring or double vision
  • Fitting, seizures or collapse
  • Blood or clear fluid leaking from the nose or ears
  • Unusual breathing patterns

ADVICE FOR HEAD INJURIES

If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury, it is important to do the following:

  • Ensure someone is staying with you for the first 48 hours following the accident.
  • Rest.
  • Do not take part in contact sports for at least three weeks, and seek approval from a doctor before you do.
  • Do not drive a car or ride a bicycle or operate heavy machinery until you have recovered fully.
  • Do not take sleeping tablets or sedatives unless they have been prescribed by a doctor.

MAKING A CLAIM

Many people believe that making a compensation claim is stressful, however, it does not have to be. With the best legal representation, you could be entitled to get the money you deserve following a distressing event. Speak to the specialist head injury solicitors at Ramsdens Solicitors today on 0800 804 7450, or fill out our online enquiry form form, or text CLAIMS to 80988 and we will be in touch to discuss your case.