If you or someone you know has suffered a head injury, it is vital you seek compensation to help with the considerable pain, suffering and financial loss felt. The team at McHale & Co is well versed in helping people who have suffered serious injuries such as this and require expert legal help and representation to not only fight for the compensation they deserve and need, but also guidance through what can be a particularly traumatic period.
By their very nature, head injuries can be extremely serious, with the potential to cause long-lasting damage. If you suffer an injury such as brain damage or a fracture, you will likely require specialist medical treatment and may need ongoing care. This would impact your life severely, so it is vital you are able to claim compensation if you have suffered a brain injury that was not your fault.
Expert legal advice
The team at McHale & Co is highly experienced in dealing with serious cases such as head injuries. We offer a proactive, yet sensitive service that puts the client first, fighting their corner to get the outcome they deserve. As a modern and forward-looking law firm, we are not afraid to try new approaches if it means getting the best outcome for our clients. However, we also pride ourselves on our integrity, and are therefore always realistic with our clients and hold ourselves accountable for our own actions.
Different types of head injury
A head injury can take many forms, all of which can have very serious consequences. However, there are some that are more common than others. These include:
- Head trauma
- Fractures of the skull
- Severe injuries resulting from bumps to the head
- Head or scalp lacerations
Head injuries are often classified as being either a concussion or an open or closed injury:
- Concussion – this is the most common type of head injury
- Open – this often involves a fracture or displacement of the skull
- Closed – the structure of the skull is not affected through a closed head injury
Head injury symptoms
The symptoms of a head injury are wide and varied, although some to look out for include:
- Persistent headaches
- Problems with vision
- Unusual behaviour, such as confusion or trouble with speech
You should look out for these symptoms following a serious incident, as spotting the danger signs early can help to prevent any long-term damage that could otherwise have been prevented. Some of the most common causes of head injuries include:
- Falls from height
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in the workplace
- Accidents at home
Head injury advice
It can be all too easy to panic when you or someone you know suffers a head injury. These types of injury can vary in severity and you should always seek medical help if you suffer a bang to the head or feel something is not quite right. However, there are other actions you can take to look after yourself to ensure no further damage is done. These include:
- Rest as much as you can
- Make sure someone stays with you for a couple of days following the injury
- Refrain from driving or operating machinery until you feel fully recovered
- Refrain from contact sports, and seek a doctor’s advice before playing again
- Do not drink alcohol or take sedative medication unless under doctors order to do so
No win, no fee
Because we believe that everyone is entitled to access to justice, we are able to offer a no win, no fee service. This means that making a claim will not result in you losing out from a financial perspective and removes any of the risk involved when progressing down this route*.
*please be aware that you may be responsible for disbursements incurred in your claim, but we will talk you through this beforehand
Get in touch
If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.