What circumstances lead to a brain injury compensation claim?
The circumstances leading to a brain injury claim may not be as obvious as people think. Everyone imagines that a brain injury is cause by a sharp blow to the head, and in some circumstances this is true. However in the most severe of cases the blow to the head may not have been that serious but it has led to internal bleeding of the brain.
Some of the worst injuries to the brain can be caused by severe acceleration and deceleration of the head. There may have been a blow to the head but that blow may not have looked that serious. What happens is that some of the veins and arteries in the brain actually rip and cause bleeding in the brain. This bleeding can lead to a traumatic brain injury developing; in some cases this can be fatal, in others it can cause serious consequences to develop if it goes untreated. The main problem is that the symptoms may not come to full light for up to two weeks after the initial event that caused the injury.
If a victim is unfortunate enough to develop a traumatic brain injury in this way they may need the help of a specialist lawyer to help with a brain injury compensation claim. The Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) is an independent company who specialise in connecting potential clients with one of many specialist legal partners, some of who have specialised in the brain injury compensation claim process.
A brain injury compensation claim does not have to be based on traumatic brain injuries. Some ‘less serious’ brain injuries can quite legitimately claim compensation. Some victims also make a full recovery from brain injuries they have received, this however does not negate the validity of the compensation claim. Accident compensation advisers at the Accident Advice Helpline can quickly connect clients with specialist lawyers who can assess how to proceed with a brain injury compensation claim.
Typical brain injuries are concussion, bruising, skull fracture, head trauma and subdural hematomas. Anyone who has been involved in an accident especially if they have had a blow to the head or subsequently feel nauseous or have headaches should visit a doctor as soon as possible after the accident or as soon as they feel unwell. In some respects feeling unwell a week or two after an accident can be a sign (but not always) of something more serious.
Date Published: 14th January 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Brain injury claims