If you’re looking for an expert lawyer on the Isle of Jura because you’ve been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline today and get all the help you need to make a claim.
Expert lawyer on the Isle of Jura
The Isle of Jura is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Compared with its fertile and more populous neighbour, Jura is mountainous, bare and infertile, being covered largely by vast areas of blanket bog, hence its small population. In a list of the islands of Scotland ranked by size, Jura comes eighth, whereas ranked by population it comes 31st.
Hopefully, no residents will ever be in an accident bad enough to cause them a serious brain injury, but if so they might want to talk to an expert lawyer on the Isle of Jura.
A brain injury claim
Our brain is one of the most fragile parts of our body. While it is generally well protected by our skull, sometimes accidents can happen that damage the head and injure the brain. If this happened to you within the last three years, and the accident was not your fault, then you may be entitled to use an injury lawyer on the Isle of Jura to claim compensation.
How the brain can be damaged
A brain injury can be life changing for everyone connected to the victim, as well as the victim themselves. There are numerous injuries that can affect the brain, just some of which are:
- Brain confusion – the brain becomes swollen after a crack or break to the skull;
- Concussion – the most common and mildest form of brain injury, although a serious concussion can last for weeks;
- Closed head injury – an impact to the head which does not break the skull;
- Penetrating head injury – the skull is fractured and something enters the brain;
- Diffuse brain injury – the brain is bruised after being knocked against the skull; and
- Bleeding inside the skull around the brain.
The effects of a brain injury
The main effect of a brain injury, more than any other type of injury, is that it can affect the family as much as the victim. For the family, the injured party can be like a different person, and some of the effects they will have to contend with are:
- Emotional reactions can change;
- Lack of coordination;
- Shortening of attention span;
- Loss of or altered speech;
- Memory loss;
- Lack of concentration;
- Speed of thought;
- Behaviour changes;
- Difficulty with balance and walking;
- Anxiety and depression;
- Difficulty with understanding or comprehending; and
- Altered sense of smell, taste or touch.
One of the biggest problems for the victim is that the injuries are not always visible, so they fail to understand what has happened to them.
Making a claim
The effects of a brain injury can mean that the victim may not be in a fit state to use an expert lawyer on the Isle of Jura themselves. This should not stop them receiving compensation, though; in fact, it is even more important that they do in this case. A family member should contact Accident Advice Helpline on their behalf, give all the details of the accident and resulting injuries, and we will take it from there.
Contact our helpline free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary) and speak to one of our advisors. You will find them friendly, compassionate and they will take the worry out of your hands.
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown