Brain injuries are not uncommon. The Brain Injury Resource Foundation has reported statistics stating that each year, around 125,000 people are admitted to hospital in the United Kingdom to be treated for an injury affecting the brain in some way.
Brain injury compensation claims
Brain injuries can range from very minor injuries to more serious ones. They can often affect other parts of the body and sometimes result in physical disability. Symptoms can also affect the behaviours of those who have been injured. People often experience memory loss, personality change, tiredness and an inability to concentrate. In very serious cases, this damage – both physical and mental – can be permanent. Common injuries include post-concussion syndrome, brain stem injury, blood clots and brain trauma.
Brain injury claims
As with most injuries, claims are made when the injured party is not at fault for the damage sustained. Brain injuries can often occur in car accidents. If this applies to you, please take a look at our car accidents claim page. Sadly, accidents also happen frequently in the workplace. If this is how you have sustained yours, you will find our work injury claim page helpful.
Brain injuries compensation
Head injuries of all kinds can often be more serious than first thought, and this is even more true with brain injuries. Symptoms can take some time to become apparent, so please do not assume that everything is okay simply because there is nothing obviously wrong; it is imperative that you seek medical advice as soon as the injury occurs.
In order to recover following a brain injury, it is essential that you are cared for in the proper manner. It is therefore vital that you receive a reliable brain injury diagnosis and subsequently the best brain injury treatment available. This may include brain surgery and will almost definitely require rehabilitation.
Of course, this can take a long time, and in the most severe cases the damage can be permanent. This may lead to time off work and perhaps retirement, and you may also need regular help in doing things you usually do for yourself. You may think that this would place a terrible financial strain on you, but it won’t cost you a penny.
Make a brain injury claim today
Accident Advice Helpline have over many years developed an expertise in helping people like you to make brain injury claims for compensation. Our specialist panel of brain injury doctors and lawyers have helped our customers for over 15 years and know how best to help you, so you can be sure that they are all completely independent. They will work for you on a 100% no win no fee* basis and act in your best interests alone.
Call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or try the 30-second compensation calculator on our website, to see if our brain injury claims specialists can help you today.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: Louise Thacker