It is estimated that 125,000 people are admitted to hospital with brain injuries every year. These can devastate lives and can be hard for both the sufferer and their family to cope.
If you or someone you know has suffered it helps to know how to make a claim if you suffer a brain injury.
Brain injuries and how they are caused
A brain injury can be caused in a number of different ways such as:
- An accident at work
- Being involved in a car crash
- Violent assaults
- Slips and falls
- Complications caused by medical negligence
There are also a number of long-term conditions that can result from a brain injury. These can include:
- Cognitive problems
- Memory loss
- Poor concentration
- Permanent damage
- Physical disability
All of these conditions can have a devastating effect. People who were previously able to work may find themselves unable to through no fault of their own. It is something that can require long-term rehabilitation and in some cases you may never recover from.
Making a brain injury claim
If you or a loved one suffer from a brain injury that was caused by an accident that was not your fault, or due to medical negligence, then it is likely you will have a strong case to claim compensation.
The long-term problems that can happen due to these conditions can be a massive burden both in terms of financial cost as well as stress caused by what the sufferer and their family goes through.
The process can be complicated, especially if the case involves proving that a medical professional made a mistake and caused the brain injury. In this instance it is not enough to simply show that a mistake was made.
It has to be proven conclusively that this mistake led to the worsening of the patient’s condition. With an accident it is easier as it can usually be shown if someone involved was at fault, for example if someone is driving irresponsibly or a workplace doesn’t properly follow health and safety guidelines.
This is why it is important to have the right kind of representation to guide you through the process. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people through the claims process for over 13 years and can offer guidance on the right way to make a claim and to give you a fair idea of how and why you should pursue it.
Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day and we operate on a “no win no fee*” basis. We pride ourselves on our customer service and have had many reviews praising the efforts of our team. Contact us today to find out how we can help you during a difficult and emotionally stressful time.
Date Published: October 18, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Brain injury claims