Not all injuries are immediately visible on the surface. Sometimes, the worst accidents can be those that are suffered internally. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline looks at Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its effects on the body and mind.
What is TBI?
TBI typically results from an accident where the head suffers a significant blow from another object. TBI is a common accident suffered in the workplace and can be caused by a particularly severe fall from height, a slip on a wet surface or can in fact be caused by a road-traffic accident. TBI is categorised into two types, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Severe Brain Traumatic Injury. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is also commonly referred to as Postconcussion Syndrome and is typified by memory loss and loss of neural function for an extended period after the accident occurred. Severe Traumatic Brain Injury is suffered when the brain ricochets inside the skull and causes serious bruising on the brain tissue. Victims who have suffered a Severe Brain Traumatic Injury may experience long-term side effects.
What are the effects of TBI?
TBI can have physical, cognitive and psychological effects on the victim. The physical effects of TBI can include loss of motor skills, coordination and strength and can significantly affect ambulation or movement. The cognitive deficits of TBI include memory loss, loss of speech and language skills and the ability to process information. Often as a result, the victim sustains psychological effects such a radical change in personality.
I’ve suffered TBI, can I claim compensation?
If you’ve suffered TBI within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, for example in your workplace or as a result of a road traffic collision, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisers who are just waiting to take your call. Don’t delay. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and many of our clients don’t even have to set foot inside a court. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are committed to making the claim process as transparent and as efficient as possible. As a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury claims including those for TBI, you can be guaranteed the best with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: February 13, 2014
Author: David Brown