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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in Prudhoe

    Brain injuries

    You can have an accident at any place and at any time. There are lots of different types of accidents that can happen to you, which could lead you to have many different types of injuries. Some injuries can be more serious than other, for example a brain injury.

    If you have a brain injury you could end up in a vegetative state, which could mean needing 24-hour care, or you could need to go into a care home. Certainly, whatever the outcome, the lives of you and your family could be changed forever. 

    The mildest brain injury to sustain is concussion, but even this can have-far reaching effects, the most common symptoms being:

    • Nausea;
    • Loss of balance;
    • Confusion;
    • Feeling stunned or dazed;
    • Double vision or seeing stars;
    • Difficulty with memory;
    • Headache; and
    • Dizziness.

    The memory problems usually improve after a few hours, but the other symptoms can take much longer to retreat. If this has happened to you in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to use a personal injury lawyer in Prudhoe at Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury compensation claim.

    The other problems that could arise

    Concussion has other, less usual symptoms in the more serious cases, including:

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    • Slurred speech;
    • Glassy eyes or a vacant stare;
    • Irritability;
    • Strange emotional responses, such as tears or laughter for no reason;
    • Loss of consciousness; and
    • Vomiting.

    As a precaution, if any of these signs are showing then a visit to a local accident and emergency department should be made to ensure there are not more severe brain injuries.

    The more vulnerable victims

    Some victims of head injuries are more susceptible to the effects of brain injuries than others, including:

    • Having conditions such as haemophilia that make you bleed more;
    • Anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as warfarin or aspirin;
    • People over the age of 65; and
    • People who have suffered a head injury before.

    A personal injury lawyer in Prudhoe at Accident Advice Helpline will assist you with your personal injury claim

    Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people with brain injuries and their families for over 15 years, and we have made sure that they have received the compensation they deserved. If the victim is in no fit state to deal with their injury claim, a member of their family should contact us to make the personal injury compensation claim on their behalf.

    You will find our advisors friendly and compassionate. They will take the details of the accident and injury, then take the stress and make the whole process much easier for you. You can contact us on our helpline number, 0800 180 4123.

    Date Published: 10th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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