No one expects their life to change in the space of a few seconds. However this can and does happen for some people every single year. It might happen for a variety of reasons, but one example might involve someone who is caught up in an accident of some kind and sustains severe head injuries as a result. While some people do recover from such injuries, some are left with permanent damage. This could be anything from relatively minor, such as the occasional mild loss of memory, to a life-changing and long-term injury that changes their life completely.
Long-term brain injuries vary from person to person. While some fare better in recovery than others, many do achieve some degree of recovery. However the road to recovery is often a long and painful one, both for the person who has suffered the injury and for those who love and support them. Hospital treatment may give way to rehabilitation of various kinds, designed to help each individual person to achieve their goals. There may be a finite amount of recovery that any individual could achieve, but many do achieve more than was expected of them.
How can brain injuries occur?
The skull is designed to protect the brain in the event of a knock or an impact of some kind. However it can only achieve a certain degree of protection. Some accidents are severe enough to incur a brain injury even when the skull is not fractured. In some cases the brain may swell, and since there is no space in which it can do so safely, this can lead to serious health problems for the person affected. As you can imagine, prompt medical treatment can make all the difference to the potential outcome, but there is still a lot to consider.
Do you think you could make a claim?
You may have suffered a brain injury within the last three years, or you know a family member who has suffered something similar. In either case you may have good cause to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim. In order to find out whether this is the case, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. Our 24/7 enquiry line is free for you to call and you can be sure of finding free advice and experienced advisers on the other end of the phone.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen