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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."

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    Brain injury recovery


    The brain injury recovery period is the length of time that it takes an injured person to recover following a brain injury. It is very variable in length and can be spent in several different locations.

    Where will you be during your brain injury recovery period?

    You will almost certainly spend the first part of your brain injury recovery period in a hospital. If you have a serious brain injury or if you have had an operation for your brain injury then the first stages of your brain injury recovery will be in an intensive care unit. This may be in a hospital that is quite a long way away from your home as they are only located in a few large hospitals. You may even have been moved to a specialist brain injuries unit so that you can receive the best possible care and treatment.

    Later on in your brain injury recovery period you may be moved to a specialist rehabilitation unit. Here, many medical professionals will try to help you get your life back on track. There will probably be a team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists working with you for a period of weeks and months.

    You may spend the last stages of your brain injury recovery period at home. You may need to have some adaptions made to your home – especially if you have some prolonged limitations in your movements.

    What you can do during your brain injury recovery period

    During your brain injury recovery period you will have the chance to think back on the circumstances of your accident. It is at this time that you may realise that the accident was, in fact, someone else’s fault. You may start to feel that you would like to start a personal injury compensation claim from the person who caused your accident. If your accident was at work then this may be your employer. If you were hurt in a road traffic accident then this may be another driver.

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    This is the time when you can call Accident Advice Helpline. They have been helping people to make personal injury claims for brain injuries for the past 13 years. You can call the friendly, professional advisers and discuss you case.

    Don’t worry if it is a few weeks or months after your accident – you actually have three years to get your claim sorted. Accident Advice Helpline will allocate a specialist brain injuries lawyer to your case and they will start off by establishing who was to blame for your accident. Once this has been achieved, they will set about negotiating the highest levels of compensation that they can for you.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: 5th September 2014

    Author: Sharon Parry

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