If you live in the Sheffield area and have suffered brain damage in an accident that was not your fault, you or a close relative can claim personal injury compensation for your injuries, and this will fund the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation among other things. If you are seeking treatment for head injury rehabilitation in Sheffield then you could try Osborn 4 which is a 14-bedded neuro-rehabilitation ward at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. You need to be referred to the unit and this can be done through your GP or a number of other sources.
It is estimated that there are more than a million head injuries in the UK every year and more than a hundred thousand of these are admitted to hospital. Most of those admitted to hospital are released after twenty-four hours. However some people suffer traumatic brain injuries which can be fatal. A few people will suffer long-term brain damage and these are the people who need brain and head injury rehabilitation in Sheffield and elsewhere.
Head injury rehabilitation in Sheffield and throughout the UK
When a person needs treatment for head injury rehabilitation in Sheffield or elsewhere, then their family may also receive help to survive the often traumatic symptoms of a brain injury. These can include: –
- Mood swings, behavioural changes which can include aggression;
- Problems with mobility, balance and muscle control;
- Problems with cognitive functions such as speech, the ability to concentrate and memory and so on.
Sheffield teaching hospitals have also set up a brain injury clinic which follows up on patients who were discharged from hospital after a twenty-four hour period following a head injury. This is so that an assessment can be made of any future needs the patient may have and to ascertain that the patient has no major problems and symptoms.
There is the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) which operates all over the UK, as well as Headway, the brain injury association which you can contact if you need help and support. They help families cope with a member who has suffered a brain injury as well as offering head injury rehabilitation programmes for patients.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you or a close member of your family has suffered a head injury or brain damage in an accident that was not your or their fault, then you may have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim. Compensation can cover head injury rehabilitation costs as well as other expenses, loss of earnings and so on.
If you think you have grounds for making any type of personal injury compensation claim, then contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, or simply phone us free of charge for expert legal advice at any time of day or night. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now to discover how we can help you with any aspect of a personal injury compensation claim?