Head Injuries: It’s All About the Symptoms

Head injuries should never be taken lightly. Whether the pain is a slight annoyance or constant throbbing, you should never ignore what your body is trying to tell you. Though there are different types of head injuries and different levels of aches, you should still be aware of the symptoms you are experiencing.

Different Types of Injury

There are different types of head injuries you may experience. For example, you could suffer from a mild, moderate, or severe injury.

A severe head injury is the worst, resulting in what could be physiological changes to the brain. Different head injuries that could result in brain trauma include: closed head injuries, penetrating injuries, anoxic injuries, and toxic injuries.

It’s important to know what type of head injury you’re suffering from, to understand the exact damage and proper treatment methods. There are different ways to access this information.

First, there is the Glasgow Coma Scale that rates the degree of the injury and finds how responsive you may be following an accident. There is also a Glasgow Scale that helps to determine your prognosis, and whether or not you will regain consciousness or independence. The Rancho Los Amigos Scale is known to test receptive skills.

If you are suffering from a mild brain injury you might hear the term, subtle acquired brain injury. Those who suffer from this level of injury usually don’t lose consciousness. Different affects that may occur include psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety. Specifically, if you are experiencing dizziness, fatigue, nausea, having problems with organization and short-term memory loss, then you may be suffering from a mild head injury.

A moderate head injury is the least type of injury to be concerned with, but should still be dealt with appropriately. In fact, any type of pain or headache you may be experiencing should never be ignored. No matter what degree of pain you are experiencing you should always make an appointment to see a physician when suffering head trauma. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.

Responsible Parties

Depending on how you sustained your head injury, you may be entitled to receive some sort of compensation for medical bills or related purposes.

For instance, if you were in a car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you should considering legal action. Also, if you sustained your injury while at work, then you may be in the position to file a post-accident claim.

You may choose to research IL4U when searching for legal and professional representation. Before hiring a lawyer or team of lawyers, you want to make sure and find the best possible candidate(s) for you and your needs. It’s important to fight for your rights and receive what is yours.

Recovery

No two head injuries are the same, so the severity of your case is will determine how quickly you recover.

In the worst cases, especially those with severe head injuries, rehabilitation may take place. This process could take weeks or months, depending on the victim, and helps to stimulate the brain and redesign the network that controls the neurons.

This is a guest post by Linda, a freelance writer who shares her thoughts about health law-related topics on various blogs.