A brain injury can occur when the head receives a blow or jolt from an external force. You may also hear it referred to as an ABI (Acquired Brain Injury), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) or intracranial injury.
This sort of injury can lead to bleeding inside the brain and nerve damage. For this reason it is vital that symptoms are picked up early so that the correct treatment can be administered quickly. If you or a loved one have suffered a blow to the head, be alert for any signs of underlying problems as these may develop over a period of weeks, even if the injury did not at first appear to be serious. Symptoms to watch out for include nausea, tiredness, confusion, lack of concentration, personality change and memory loss.
Whilst many patients will make a full recovery if their injury is not too severe and is treated promptly, others will require brain injury recovery rehabilitation.
What is brain injury recovery rehabilitation?
Brain injury recovery rehabilitation is the process of adapting after a brain injury. When brain cells are destroyed, they cannot regenerate like most other cells in the body. Instead, other areas of the brain need to take over the activities of the damaged areas. In brain injury rehab, the patient engages in activities with the aim of enabling their brain to find an alternative way of working so as to minimise the long-term effects of their injury. Brain injury rehab can therefore help the patient to recover some of the skills they may have lost as a result of their injury.
How can compensation help?
Brain injury rehab can be a slow process which could take months or even years. Brain injuries can have lifelong effects, and impact not only the victim, but also friends and family who have to care for them. A financial settlement can remove the worry of funding rehabilitation for yourself or your loved one. It will also help provide for other expenses which arise as a direct result of the injury.
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in the last three years through somebody else’s fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. We have a wealth of experience in brain injury compensation. We work with a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors’ firms, and will select the solicitor with the most relevant experience to take on your case. All of our legal partners work on a no win no fee basis, so no payment is required to start your claim.
We understand the severe impact that brain injury can have both on the victim and their family. We can help ease that burden by handling every aspect of the legal process for you. It is likely that the only requirement will be for you to attend a medical assessment, which will probably be carried out by a consultant neurologist.
Contact our team for a free, no-obligation initial discussion on our 24-hour helpline 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 25th February 2013
Author: David Brown