Practical issues after a brain injury
Although during the immediate aftermath of a serious accident or brain injury you will be more concerned with simply staying alive, then recovering to a point where you can go home, there are practical issues once you are well enough to leave hospital. These can make it difficult for you to feel that you have made a full recovery, as you will not be able to get back to your normal life for quite a while. In some cases this is because there are laws regarding what you can and cannot do after a brain injury, and these will cover specific timeframes to which you must adhere. In other cases, it is more of a case of you adapting and changing your lifestyle until you have had time to recover fully from your injury.
- Driving. It may well be that driving caused your brain injury, so you may not feel as confident about getting back behind the wheel anyway. However, there are legal issues surrounding driving after a brain injury, so find out when you are legally allowed back on the road and check with your doctor that you are okay to continue.
- Going back to work. You should never attempt to push yourself back to work before you feel physically and emotionally ready to do so. Speak to your employer about easing back into work or working from home for a time until you have the hang of things, and find out about financial support to which you are entitled.
- Welfare. You may not be able to work for some time after a brain injury. Luckily, there are sickness and disability benefits for people who have suffered these types of injuries. Ask your doctor about these and they can provide you with a note which will help you to obtain this kind of help.
Do you need to make a claim for head injuries in Clydach?
If your brain injury came about as a result of an accident which was not your fault, many people find that accident claims in Clydach can help them to recover both physically and financially. A compensation claim helps you to pay for medical treatment and get back on your feet while you are too ill to work. Making accident claims in Clydach also gives you a sense of vindication and emotional closure after an accident.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, in order to find out more about claiming compensation for head injuries in Clydach and work out whether or not you want to move forward with a claim.
Our friendly, helpful team will offer you advice and support, and if you do decide to make a claim then you will work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can process your claim on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown