Head injuries can be either closed or open (penetrating)
107 out of 100,000 people sustain a traumatic brain injury
Males are more likely to sustain a TBI than females
Head injuries are damage to the scalp, skull or brain caused by trauma. The severity of a head injury can range from a minor bump to severe – skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Head injuries can be the result of accidents at home, work, sports incidents, falls or traffic accidents.
Most cases of head injury are minor and do not require specialised attention or hospitalisation. Severe head injury, however, requires immediate attention by a medical professional.
Call 000 immediately if you or someone you know are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms as a result of a head injury: