What is a TBI brain injury?
TBI stands for Traumatic Brain Injury, which is sometimes also referred to as an intracranial injury.
What causes a TBI brain injury?
A TBI occurs when the head receives a blow or jolt which causes injury to the brain. This might be caused by an assault, or any type of accident in which the victim suffers a significant blow to the head.
What damage can occur as a result of a TBI brain injury?
There may be bleeding inside the brain as well as nerve damage. When we suffer an injury to any part of our body, it is common for swelling to occur. This is also true of the brain, but unlike other parts of the body, the brain does not have room in which to expand. The pressure of pushing against the cranium can cause further damage to the brain, leading to fever, seizures and a range of other problems.
What are the symptoms?
It is important to be watchful for symptoms such as nausea, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, confusion, memory loss or personality change, as these may all be signals of some underlying or on-going problem. Remember also that symptoms may develop over a period of weeks, even if the initial injury did not appear to be very serious.
What is the outlook following a TBI brain injury?
Many patients make a complete recovery if their symptoms are recognised and dealt with quickly. Depending on the severity of the injury, some may require further support and rehabilitation in order to regain functions lost as a result of their injury. In the most serious of cases, the injury may cause permanent damage, or even prove fatal.
How will my TBI brain injury claim be processed?
Following initial assessment by our team, your case will be passed to a specialist personal injury solicitor. We work with a panel of around 200 solicitors’ firms throughout the UK, and will select one with the appropriate experience to deal with your claim.
Your solicitor will gather all relevant evidence including medical reports from the doctor or hospital that treated you after your injury. As with many personal injury cases, a further medical assessment may be required. In the case of a brain injury, this may well be carried out by a consultant neurologist.
Your solicitor will take into account all of your financial losses as a result of your injury. This may include medical and rehabilitation expenses, travel expenses and loss of earnings. With the help of your medical reports, he or she will be able to estimate how much compensation you can claim for your pain and suffering, based on previous cases decided by the courts.
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI brain injury in the last three years through somebody else’s fault, get in touch with our expert team for a no-obligation chat.
Call our 24-hour helpline NOW on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Brain injury claims