Claim compensation for a serious head injury
We understand that serious head injuries can place victims and their families under extreme financial stress. Whether this is due to the ongoing treatments required or simply due to the fact the victim may no longer be able to work or care for themselves after an injury. The financial burden can be extremely difficult to deal with. We fight for the maximum amount of compensation to ensure you or your loved ones have the best chance of recovery.
A compensation claim pays for so much more than any pain and suffering. It can cover any loss of earnings if you are unable to work and can help provide for your family if your injury prevents you from pursuing or continuing employment and if you have ongoing care and specific accommodation requirements.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, contact the expert solicitors at Stephensons on 01616 966 229 and claim the compensation you deserve.
How to know if a head injury is serious
Head injuries can include anything from minor injuries like bruising and grazes to the more serious lacerations and concussions, right up to severe injuries such as a fractured skull and brain injuries. Head injuries can cause serious long term issues resulting in a wide range of difficulties for the victim, whether it is loss of sight, fuzziness, consistent headaches or dizziness, post-concussion syndrome or even permanent disability, such as epilepsy, or in the worst cases, death.
A serious head injury doesn’t necessarily show any physical signs, as damage caused might all be unseen if there is no open wound. However, there will usually be some other indication of a severe head injury. Some of the common signs and symptoms of a serious head injury include:
- A headache that doesn’t go away and worsens
- Weakness or numbness
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Slurring of speech
- Drowsiness, or having difficultly waking up
- Unevenly sized pupils
- Seizures or convulsions
- Inability to recognise people or places
- Unusual levels of confusion, agitation or restlessness
- Loss of consciousness
Any of these serious head injury symptoms mean that you should seek medical attention straight away.
Serious head injury treatment
The treatment for a serious head injury will depend on how severe the injury is and what caused it in the first place. You will often need hospitalisation so that your condition can be monitored and a treatment plan decided upon. Some of the different treatments that can be used for some serious head injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Anti-seizure medication if your head injury is causing seizures
- An induced coma to help the body recover
- Surgery to remove a haematoma, repair your skull or relieve pressure that has built up
- Rehabilitation e.g. mobility or speech therapy
Serious head injury recovery can take some time. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can be many months, or even years of treatment and rehabilitation for some functions to improve. Some serious head injuries will mean permanent damage is done and a full recovery might not be possible.
How we can help
At Stephensons, our solicitors deal with a variety of head injury compensation claims for people who have been injured as a result of a road accident, accident at work, violent attack or a trip, slip or fall or other incident in a public place.
We will be with you at every stage of the serious head injury compensation claim process, helping to ensure that you always know what to expect next and are up to date with the progress of your claim at all times.
Why choose our serious head injury claim solicitors?
Our team are highly experienced in serious head injury claims and understand exactly what is needed to build a successful claim. With specialist expertise in claims like this over many years, we have access to some of the country’s top independent medical experts, and we always aim to negotiate the largest possible amount of serious head injury compensation for our clients.
If you would like to speak to one of our legal experts about a compensation claim for a serious head injury, contact our solicitors today on 0161 696 6235 or fill out our online enquiry form.