Head injury rehabilitation UK
More than 1 million people receive head injuries in the UK every year and of these 100, 000 are admitted to hospital for a twenty-four hour period. A small number of these suffer traumatic brain damage and so need head injury rehabilitation UK when they are discharged from hospital. These are the people who cannot be sent immediately back into the community, perhaps because they live alone and do not have anyone to care for them. Head injury rehabilitation UK programmes are usually aimed at getting the patient to be able to lead a more independent life back in the community. They also aim to help and support the family of patients so that they are better able to cope with their new responsibilities for a family member who has suffered a brain injury.
Head injury rehabilitation UK: Organisations
There are several associations and organisations which provide head injury rehabilitation UK programmes. Some operate locally and others are national organisations. Some programmes are run by the NHS and others are run privately. Headway is the brain injury association which operates across the country and which offers help and support for all involved with a patient who has suffered brain damage.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is Britain’s leading charity which operates in this field. They aim to help people who have suffered from brain injuries to lead as full and active lives in the community as is possible.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you or a close relative has had an accident that was not yours or their fault in the past three years, then you may have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim. We at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to file a claim, whether for a head or brain injury or any other type of injury, as long as the accident in which you sustained the injury was no fault of yours.
We have been in the field of personal injury compensation for more than ten years now and work with a team of expert solicitors who live and operate all over the UK.
To find out more about us and what we may be able to do for you, why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website? If you would prefer, you can simply call us free of charge for expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim on one of our freephone numbers. The lines are always open (and we mean always!) so why not call us now for expert legal advice? You can call 0800 689 0500 on a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th October 2013
Author: David Brown