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[INFOGRAPHIC] Head & Brain Injuries

Head & Brain Injuries 0800 612 7703 Mercury Legal Every year around 700,000 people attend hospital A&E departments with a head injury in England and Wales The most common causes of head injuries are: Falls Assaults Road traffic accidents (RTAS) including accidents that involve more than one vehicle and those that involve a pedestrian or cyclist Sports-related injuries Industrial accidents i.e, falls at work In the UK approx. 3/4, of people with head injuries are male If you are concerned about a minor head injury you must see your GP, otherwise try not to be alone for 48 hours after the injury and have plenty of rest. A head injury can cause a large range of symptoms depending on how seriOus the injury is. Symptoms of a severe hedad injury range from temporary loss of consciousness to a brain injury in the most serious of cases If you suffer a head injury, there is a risk of permanent damage to the brain if the injury is not treated quickly, so it is crucial that you visit a hospital straight away. NAUSEA AND VOMITING DROWSINESS BLURRED VISION HEAD INJURY EXCESSIVE THIRST SLURRED SPEECH LOSS OF SENSE OF SMELL Seek medical attention immediately if yOU are experiencing any of these symptoms. If you have suffered a head injury, you will be compensated for your immediate needs but the pay-out will also consider the costs covering your long-term well-being, depending on the severity of the injury. If you have suffered a head injury you could claim over £250,000 with Mercury Leğal, depending on how serious your injury is. If you have suffered a head injury through no fault of your own you are entitled to make a claim Sources www.mind.org.uk www.guidance.nice.org.uk www.nhs.uk www.bbc.co.uk Visit www.head-injuryclaim.co.uk if you have suffered a head injury 0800 612 7703 Mercury Legal

[INFOGRAPHIC] Head & Brain Injuries

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This infographiic contains information on head and brain injury statistics in the UK. The infographic is compiled by the head and brain injury specialists

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