Recovering from a brain injury is fortunately something that very few people will ever have to face. However it is also fair to say that the majority of people who end up going through this experience are people who would never have expected to be in that situation. Brain injuries very often occur as the result of an accident of some kind. This might potentially be a car accident, a skiing accident or an accident suffered by a cyclist for example. There are many situations in which it could occur, but it is fair to say no one ever expects it to happen to them.
Brain injury rehabilitation is a process that can last for years. No two brain injuries are exactly the same, although they may follow a pattern depending on the area of the brain that has been injured. Careful medical care will help a person through the most serious part of the experience, right at the beginning, when they may be fighting for their life. However if they survive they may then face lots of rehab to ensure they can get the most out of their life from that moment on. This may involve relearning things and adjusting to a new way of life.
Is it possible to tell how serious a brain injury might be?
Not always. Sometimes people have been in serious accidents and suffered severe head injuries and have made a full recovery. In other cases some people have sustained what might seem to be a simple knock on the head, had no symptoms at all and have later fallen seriously ill. As such it is never a good idea to assume everything is fine because it may not be. The sooner someone receives medical attention for a head injury, the more promising the eventual outcome could be.
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In some cases, where you can prove another person was at fault for causing your injury, you may be able to put in a no win, no fee* claim. Compensation might be payable and may assist you with your brain injury rehabilitation. Let Accident Advice Helpline help too – call now on 0800 689 0500 and determine whether you are able to put in a claim. Our professional injury compensation lawyers have already dealt with other claims very similar to yours, so we may be able to provide expert help to you as well.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen