What is an acquired brain personal injury?
An acquired brain personal injury is another name for an injury to the brain that has occurred due to a specific event, rather than due to a genetic disorder. The events that may lead to an acquired brain personal injury may include:
- Physical trauma, such as a head injury incurred during a road traffic accident
- A non-traumatic injury, such as a stroke, brain tumour or substance abuse
If you have been involved in an accident that has resulted in an acquired brain injury, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. Eligibility is determined by the following three questions:
- Was your accident someone else’s fault?
- Did it happen within the past three years?
- Did you require medical attention as a result?
If you answered yes in all instances, then you will likely be eligible to make a claim, and if you have not already been in touch with a compensation provider, it is advisable to do so as soon as possible.
How can I make a claim for an acquired brain injury?
If you have been unfortunate enough to have an acquired brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, then it is important to pursue your right to make a claim. A brain injury is a particularly severe and upsetting injury type, with effects that may include:
- Personality changes and mood swings
- Poor memory
- Inability to empathise and understand emotions
- Difficulty with problem solving
- Loss of physical sensation
In many cases, this will mean you have been prescribed ongoing medication, and a rigorous rehabilitation process that may impact upon your life. It may be that a friend, family member or professional has had to provide you with care since your accident – these are all major life changes as well as being potentially costly due to medical expenses and loss of earnings. Therefore, if you are eligible to receive compensation, it is important to exercise this right.
To make a claim, you can get in touch with a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline who will look after you at every step of the claims process. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of highly trained advisers who will treat you with respect and understanding, taking the details of your case and matching you to the legal representation best suited to you. Working with over 190 legal partners, we are able to find a legal expert with experience in handling an acquired brain injury claim just like yours, which will result in greater chances of gaining a fair compensation amount.
In most cases, your claim can be processed entirely via the telephone, and you will likely not need to attend court. We work on a no win no fee basis to offer you peace of mind, and are also regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and members of the Claims Standards Council.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry