Can I make a brain injury claim in Ross on Wye if I have had a brain injury?
What injuries can cause a brain injury claim in Ross on Wye? The most common brain injuries are:
- Brain confusion – where the brain swells, usually after a crack or break in the skull;
- Bleeding inside the skull around the brain;
- Bleeding between the skull and the brain;
- Concussion – this is the mildest and most common of all brain injuries;
- Closed head injury – this is an impact to the head where no cracks or breaks appear in the skull;
- Penetrating head injury – something breaks the skull and penetrates the brain; and
- Diffuse brain injury – if the head is heavily shaken about, the brain gets knocked against the skull. This injury can harm the brain in several areas.
If the brain is injured then the effects can be life changing, not just for the injured party but also for those close to them. Damaging one of the most fragile parts of your body in an accident that was not your fault makes a brain injury claim in Ross on Wye applicable.
If you sustain any type of brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, then you or someone else on your behalf should make a brain injury claim in Ross on Wye.
How does the brain injury affect the victim?
Some effects are:
- Difficulty with understanding or comprehending;
- Changes to the senses of smell, taste and touch;
- A loss of, or altered, speech;
- Loss of memory;
- A shortened attention span;
- Finding concentrating difficult;
- Speed of thought;
- The emotional reactions can change dramatically;
- General behaviour changes;
- A lack of coordination;
- Trouble with balancing; and
- Difficulty walking.
The effects of a brain injury can be devastating for the victim and those around them. For the family it can feel like living with a different person. The victim will not necessarily understand that they have changed, and will not always understand people’s reaction to the new them. The injuries are not visible and this means that people sometimes react with shock when they realise just how altered the victim is. This situation really does mean that someone needs to make a brain injury claim in Ross on Wye.
Who will be able to help with a brain injury claim?
We have been helping brain injured people and their families for over 15 years. You will find our advisors friendly and compassionate. They will take the details of the accident and injury, and then take the stress and make the whole process much easier for you. You can contact them on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500.
When it comes to personal injury compensation claims for brain injuries, it is nothing unusual for it to be a family member who contacts Accident Advice Helpline on behalf of the victim. This is okay with us. Just because the victim is not able to make the claim themselves does not mean they should lose out. They may well need the compensation more than any other injury type; there could be extra care costs involved as well as many other things to make their life bearable.