Did you know that around one million people go to A&E with a head injury each year in the UK? Whilst 75-80% of these people will suffer minor head injuries, a number will suffer severe injuries such as a TBI injury (traumatic brain injury). This type of injury is caused by trauma to the head, usually as the result of a fall, an accident at work or a road traffic accident.
If you or somebody you love has suffered a TBI injury, you could find you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault. For example if you have been involved in a road traffic accident caused by a drunk driver, you could claim compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
Symptoms of TBI
A TBI injury is usually the result of a severe head injury, often involving unconsciousness for six hours or more – and sometimes with amnesia that lasts for 24 hours or longer. This type of injury can have a wide range of symptoms which can include:
- Problems with balance
- Memory problems and other cognitive effects
- Anger issues
- Other emotional and behavioural effects
- Motor skills problems
If somebody you love has suffered a brain injury as a result of somebody else’s negligence – for example if they have been injured after a fall from height at work that could have been avoided – you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of their accident, to find out if you have a viable claim for personal injury compensation.
The aftermath of a brain injury
It’s not just the person who sustains a TBI injury who suffers after the accident. This type of life-changing injury also has a serious impact on friends and family members. The person may be unable to work, look after themselves or even carry out basic activities – their whole life can change in an instant. Along with this may come the worry of unforeseen medical bills or the cost of paying for a carer or adapting your home to suit them after the accident.Open Claim Calculator
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience handling claims for brain injuries and we know how difficult a time this is for you and your family. You can call us for confidential, no-obligation advice at any time on 0800 689 0500 or head for our website to take the 30-second test, for an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.