Myths of brain injury recovery
Brain injuries are one of the more serious injuries you can sustain after an accident. A head injury can lead to brain damage or even death if not treated correctly, and the recovery process can be a lot longer and more stressful than the recovery for other injuries. If you have sustained a head injury, it is important that you listen to your doctors advice about the recovery process and do only as they tell you for the first few weeks, to ensure that the injury is not made worse. Here are some of the myths friends and family may tell you, and why you should ignore them. You’ll also find information on making a claim with an injury lawyer in Kintbury.
You can tell a brain injury immediately
Although in some cases a brain injury will cause obvious symptoms (drooping facial muscles, a dent or lump on the head etc), in many cases it will take time to diagnose a brain injury. The person may feel fine and not have any obvious symptoms shortly after hitting their head, but later on suffer an aneurysm. If you have had an accident and had a trauma to the head you must go to a hospital.
Brain injuries are not only serious if you’ve been knocked unconscious. Again, in some cases this will happen, as a trauma to the head often can cause you to fall unconscious. But even if you have stayed awake throughout the entire process it is possible that you have sustained a brain injury.
If you are still complaining of symptoms months later you are attention-seeking
Brain injuries can last for years, so if you are still feeling the after-effects of your injury months down the line this is because your injury will take time to heal. It may take a long time and number of therapies to even get to the part of the brain that is badly affected, so see a doctor whenever your symptoms reoccur and let them know everything you are experiencing. If the injury wasn’t your fault, you may want to contact an injury lawyer in Kintbury.
Speak to an injury lawyer in Kintbury if:
If the accident that led to your head injury was not your fault then you may want to speak to an injury lawyer in Kintbury about getting compensation. You are better going through an injury lawyer for a compensation claim as they will know the law better and can take some of the stress off of you during this time. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to someone who can help. The team will be able to tell you whether your claim is likely to be successful, and then pass you over to an injury lawyer, who can work on your behalf. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury law so you can be sure that you are in the best possible hands.
Date Published: 4th October 2013
Author: David Brown