Some head injury are very difficult to treat, medical assistance is essential and time is a determining factor in these situations
When a head injury occurs that does not affect the brain, it is classified as a medium-severity injury. It means that the consequences, although serious, are not lethal. You can claim for the physical damages that occurred. Medical expenses and extras are added to a series of expenses that have to be covered when an accident happens, medical expenses are not cheap and quality medicine requires high sums of money to develop properly.
How are head injuries classified?
Skull fracture, internal bone fissures, lacerations around the head and even scraps are some of the affectations that can result from a head injury. Older adults and children are more prone to accidents involving the head. On the other hand, car accident rates have also risen in recent years, increasing the number of claims for damages and prejudices involving this type of injuries.
You must treat any head injury as a serious case. If you have suffered a brain injury it’s imperative you seek medical assistance immediately. How slowly or quickly you decide to act upon your injury will be the deciding factor for your future health. In some situations, the consequences and damages may manifest themselves over time and without the assistance needed, the state of health of the person may be aggravated.
There may be a million possible scenarios that can result in a head injury. It’s not the same to fall down some stairs or to suffer some damage due to the negligence of another person or company. The variables are many, but a fundamental factor is always having evidence which proves the accident occurred due to third party acts. When determining the negligence the judge will issue the fault of the other person or company involved, determining the just fine.
Keep these requirements in mind
- Consult with medico-legal experts
- Have professional medical assistance
- Take into account investigations by the local police
- Gather witnesses to support your claim
- Gather all the possible evidence, which shows that the accident affected your daily lifeInitial counselling is essential if you are considering making a claim.
First, the viability of the case will be studied and if the foundations and evidence are adequate enough to continue with the demand. Each situation has different variables and this means that before any action you must be sure of the requirements of the law. Lawyers specialized in claims will guide you, giving you the best possibilities and what actions you should take in this regard.
Surround yourself with quality assistance before proceeding with your claim and try to provide all the necessary documents and requirements so that the process be clear since the first moment.
Head injury guideline
The adult trauma clinical practice guideline Initial Management of Closed Head Injury in Adults, 2nd Edition is one of four guidelines published by NSW ITIM