The brain is one of the most fragile parts of our bodies and is normally well protected by our skull. But it is easily injured in the event of a head injury, and if this happens to you in an accident that was not your fault, you should consider making personal injury claims in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
A family member can make personal injury claims in Rhondda Cynon Taf on your behalf
Severe brain injuries can be life changing and if the victim is so badly injured they are not capable of dealing with their own affairs, let alone a personal injury claim. A family member should contact Accident Advice Helpline on their behalf, as they should not lose out on their compensation just because they are not well enough to make the claim.
There are numerous brain injuries that could happen, just a few of them are:
- Concussion, the mildest form of and most common head injury
- Closed head injury is where there is an impact to the skull, but nothing is broken
- Penetrating head injury happens when an object fractures the skull and enters the brain
- Brain confusion is caused by the brain becoming bruised or swollen when the skull is cracked or broken
- Bleeding inside the skull around the brain
- Diffuse brain injury is where the head has been shaken around and the brain has knocked against the skull. This can cause injuries in several parts of the brain.
- Bleeding between the skull and the brain
Any one of these is severe enough to warrant making personal injury claims in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The effects of a brain injury
Like all injuries, people react differently to them, and brain injuries are no exception. You could lose a limb, and learn to cope with it, even losing your sight or hearing you would eventually leant how to manage but with a brain injury the victim often has no control over their actions. Just some of the effects can be:
- A total loss of or altered speech
- The attention span shortens
- They find it hard to concentrate
- Their memory can be affected
- Speed of thought
- The way they react emotionally can change dramatically
- General behavior changes
- Weakness or paralysis
- Difficulty with balancing
- Difficulty walking
- A lack of co-ordination
- They senses of smell taste and touch can change
- They can become very anxious and get depressed easily
- They can have problems with understanding or comprehending situations or what is being said to them
Not all brain injury sufferers will experience all of the effects, but some will be worse and in a vegetative state for the rest of their lives.
Accident Advice Helpline realise the problems with brain injury victims
Accident Advice Helpline fully understand the trauma these type of injuries cause, not just for the victim, but they can be life changing for the family as well.
You will find our advisors to be friendly and compassionate, used to dealing with this type of problem. They will guide whoever it is that contacts us, through all the necessary processes and make sure the claim is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. You can call them on our freephone number 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 12th August 2014