Seizures after an accident
Although conditions such as epilepsy often occur naturally, in other situations they can occur as the result of a traumatic head or brain injury. In fact, a traumatic injury is the most common and frequent cause of seizures and epilepsy.
What may be surprising to many is that the injury which led to the onset of symptoms does not have to be particularly major. In fact a mild injury to the head, neck or brain could easily begin symptoms such as seizures and blackouts.
Irrespective of the severity of the actual injury which led to seizures, if the accident which caused them was not your fault then you may have the right to make a compensation claim in Stoke Mandeville.
This could not only provide you with recompense for your pain and suffering but could provide financial support as you recuperate or deal with the effects of your injuries.
What is a seizure?
All brain activity is caused by electrical impulses when information is passed from one nerve cell to another. A seizure occurs when the nerve cells are unable to pass the information properly and instead have to send the information quickly and with a burst of sudden intense energy.
Following an accident or injury, seizures can occur at any time. It may be that they develop immediately, in which case they are called immediate seizures. However, they can also take up to a year to present, in which case they are called late seizures.
Different people can experience different lengths between their accident and the onset of their symptoms. However, it is generally agreed that the sooner after an accident a seizure occurs the more likely it is that the sufferer will experience further problems.
Making a compensation claim in Stoke Mandeville
If you have experienced one or more seizures as a result of an accident which you did not cause then you may want to consider making a compensation claim in Stoke Mandeville.
As with any personal injury claim, if you can show that the injuries were caused by someone else and occurred in the last 3 years’, you should have a good chance of obtaining compensation. Of course, your medical records will need to show that you have received medical treatment before you’ll be able to make a claim.
To learn more about making a successful compensation claim in Stoke Mandeville, contact us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll get your compensation claim started as quickly as possible.
Date Published: 20th August 2013
Author: David Brown