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.
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.
Date Published: 6th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell