How to make an injury claim in Seaham if you have suffered from a brain injury
If you sustain a brain injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you or someone else on your behalf should make an injury claim in Seaham.
The brain injuries that you could have
There are many brain injuries that could happen. The most common ones are:
- Diffuse brain injury – If the head is heavily shaken about, the brain gets knocked against the skull. This injury can harm the brain in several areas;
- Brain confusion – Where the brain swells, usually after a crack or break in the skull;
- Concussion – This is the mildest and most common of all brain injuries;
- Closed head injury – An impact to the head with no cracks or breaks in the skull;
- Penetrating head injury – Something breaks the skull and penetrates the brain;
- Bleeding inside the skull around the brain; and
- Bleeding between the skull and the brain.
If you sustain any type of brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, then you or someone else on your behalf should make an injury claim in Seaham.
A brain injury can make you seem like a different person
The effects of a brain injury can be devastating for the victim and those around them. For the family it can feel like living with a different person, and some of these effects are:
- Finding concentrating difficult;
- Speed of thought;
- The emotional reactions can change dramatically;
- A loss of, or altered, speech;
- Loss of memory;
- A shortened attention span;
- General behaviour changes;
- A lack of coordination;
- Trouble with balancing;
- Difficulty walking;
- Difficulty with understanding or comprehending; and
- Changes to the senses of small, taste and touch.
All or some of these problems can make life very difficult for the victim, particularly as many of the injuries are not visible.
Making a personal injury compensation claim
If the mental health of the victim is such that they are no longer able to do things for themselves, a family member should contact Accident Advice Helpline on their behalf. Just because the victim is not able to make the claim themselves, they should not lose out. They may well need the compensation more for any other injury type; there could be extra care costs involved, as well as many other things to make their life bearable.
We have been helping brain injured people and their families for over 16 years. You will find our advisors friendly and compassionate. We will take the details of the accident and injury, then take the stress away and make the whole process much easier for you. You can contact us on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500/0333 500 0993 about your injury claim in Seaham.
Date Published: 15th September 2013
Author: David Brown