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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident and injury lawyer in High Wycombe

    After suffering a head or brain injury, it is important to consider all your options, including making a claim for compensation through an accident and injury lawyer. High Wycombe will have plenty of options for you, all of whom will advise you on your chances of making a successful claim. Financial implications such as time off work, losing your job and paying for recovery treatments for your brain injury can be quite a burden and the payment from a compensation claim can make all the difference to your recovery by eliminating stress.

    Common causes of head and brain injuries

    An injury to your brain or skull could occur in any number of ways, and a very common cause is a road traffic accident as the impact of hitting or being hit by another car can force your head to move in unnatural ways.

    This, coupled with the often violent and abrupt way your head is then stopped by an airbag or other part of the car, can cause tremendous trauma to your head and brain. Even if your head appears unharmed, your brain may have sustained an internal injury and you should be thoroughly checked out in a hospital.

    A road accident can be even worse if you’re a cyclist or a horse rider, as you have less protection from vehicles and the road, leaving you vulnerable to more severe head injuries. It’s essential, as a rider, to always wear protective clothing, including a helmet that complies with the current safety measures.

    Broken pavements or paving slabs can cause a fall or trip and can result in impact to the head. Injury can also be caused by an assault.

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    Prevention is better than cure

    Whilst there can never be a guarantee that you will not suffer an accident because of adopting a certain behaviour pattern certain things can help minimise the risk. Never ride a motorbike, bicycle or a horse without a correctly fitted safety helmet. If your job involves working on building sites or in warehouses where heavy machinery is in operation again wear a safety helmet and observe the health and safety notices on display.

    Accident and injury lawyer in High Wycombe- some types of brain injury

    A brain or skull injury could include: skull fractures, scalp lacerations, hematomas, haemorrhaging (intracranial haemorrhaging), and cerebral contusion or concussion. After a brain or head injury the side effects can be long-lasting and include memory loss, physical disability, mental disability, fatigue, loss of concentration and brain damage.

    Rehabilitation and hospital care are very important for effective recovery, and this is often only possible if you have enough money to pay for care and treatment. This is why making a head injury compensation claim is so important.

    If you or someone close to you has suffered an accident that was not their fault which has left them with some form of brain injury you need to seek help immediately. Call Accident Advice Helpline to locate an accident and injury lawyer in High Wycombe today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and get some no obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: 8th December 2013

    Author: David Brown

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