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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

    Brain injury claims


    Brain injury claims

    Are you supporting a relative or friend who has been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault in the past three years? Perhaps you’ve been injured yourself and need advice on how you could develop a brain injury. We understand it’s a very stressful situation for you because brain injuries are frequently life changing. Fortunately, help is at hand from Accident Advice Helpline. Brain injury claims may not be the first thing that you think about if you or a family member has been injured, but you have a three-year time limit to make a personal injury claim, and if somebody else was responsible for your accident, then you deserve to be properly compensated for your pain, suffering and financial losses.

    Brain injury claims don’t have to be complicated either – Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping people claim the compensation they are entitled to, and we aim to make the whole process as simple and stress-free as possible.

    What are the symptoms of a brain injury?

    Your priority is of course to get urgent medical attention if you’re experiencing the symptoms of a brain injury. Signs might include visible head lacerations but often the symptoms will be in the altered and unusual behaviour of the injured person. Loss of vision and speech, loss of consciousness and seizures and vomiting are just a few notable things to look out for. A brain injury could be the result of a skull fracture, where the broken bone is pressing on the brain, and this can lead to serious brain damage and even death if not treated promptly. If you experience any symptoms of a head or brain injury, you should seek urgent medical attention at hospital. It goes without saying that you should never leave somebody who has sustained a serious head injury alone, as they could lose consciousness and this could be fatal.

    Getting help for your injuries

    Your medical team will advise you on treating a brain injury and hopefully you, or the victim you’re helping, will be over the initial crisis soon. In the cold light of day, you may now be facing the long- term effects of a brain injury. Financial worries are not going to help your recovery. Depression and anxiety following an accident can seriously affect and delay your chances of a positive outcome. We understand your situation and can offer you some genuine and reliable practical help. As well as seeking medical treatment and rehabilitation after your injury, brain injury claims are worth thinking about, as you could be entitled to a substantial sum in compensation after your accident.

    What are the long-term effects of a brain injury?

    A brain injury can have serious long-term effects not just on your life but on the lives of those closest to you. Someone who has sustained a brain injury could experience any or all of the following:

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    • Memory loss
    • Headaches
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Confusion
    • Depression
    • Anger and mood swings
    • Anxiety
    • Inability to control behaviour
    • Loss of motor functions
    • Inability to care for themselves

    In some cases, the person with a brain injury may require around the clock care and be unable to carry out even the most basic tasks like getting washed and dressed. Other people may be luckier and may retain their motor functions, living an independent life, but find themselves unable to hold down a job or a stable relationship due to their mood swings and changes in behaviour caused by their injury. This type of injury can be truly devastating for sufferers and their families, and nobody who has been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence should have to suffer in silence.

    Should you make a claim?

    Brain injury claims are similar to other types of personal injury claim in that you normally have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline recognises that this can be a difficult time for you and your family, so we aim to process all claims over the phone, avoiding going to court wherever possible. If you do have to go to court, we will be there to support you throughout the claims process. You should seriously consider making a claim if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s carelessness, particularly if your accident happened at work, as this could easily happen to somebody else.

    How can Accident Advice Helpline help you?

    Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping our deserving clients get justice by achieving financial compensation for their injuries. Our expert personal injury lawyers can help you too with claiming for a brain injury. If your accident happened in the past three years and was due to the negligence of someone else then it’s very likely you will be eligible to make a claim for compensation. The best way to find out if you’re able to claim is to get in touch with us to find out more about brain injury claims, and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert team.

    How to claim with Accident Advice Helpline

    Perhaps you’re worried about the cost of claiming for a brain injury. Don’t be; our lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. This means that there is nothing to pay to start your claim and your personal injury lawyer won’t charge legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.

    To find out more, why not give us a call and speak to one of our trained advisors. We will give you some free legal advice and answer your questions. There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim if you’re not ready but think what a difference a lump sum in compensation could make to your recovery. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out if you could make a claim, or take the 30-second test on our website to find out how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.

    Date Published: 15th November 2011

    Author: David Brown

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