We can’t all walk around wearing protective headgear for fear of injury to our skulls and brain should an accident happen out of the blue. It’s ridiculous and impractical and while we recognise the importance of such protection in certain leisure activities and hazardous work situations, people just don’t wear helmets for a simple drive to the shops.
Life adversely changed
Of course, there are safety enthusiasts that would advocate that we should. There are also those who, through no fault of their own, sustain serious head injuries in accidents just going about their normal business who today probably wished they had. For both they and their families, a TBI (traumatic brain injury) can have devastating consequences – a life adversely changed forever. Where coping every day with what were just simple tasks pre-accident now become major challenges to the victim.
A life-threatening injury such as TBI usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head where the skull, such as a metal object, a hard implement hitting with some force and shattering part of the skull itself which then pierces the brain or when the head is hit against a hard surface in a fall.
Mild tbi may cause temporary dysfunction of the brain cells while the more serious can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage that can result in long-term complications for the victim, or even be fatal.
A blow to the head may be severe enough to cause bleeding in or around the brain. This type of bleeding can cause what’s known as an intracranial hematoma. This is a serious condition that puts pressure on the brain.
Head injury symptoms
The strong advice is to seek emergency medical attention if you experience the following:
- Persistent or worsening headache
- Memory loss
- Mood change
Unconsciousness, confusion or disorientation immediately after a head injury or after some time has passed can result. But whatever the head injury caused by someone or something else, call Accident Advice Helpline on our free-phone number. Our expert advisers are on hand 24/7 to take details of the accident and provide a fast, 30-second test to establish your validity to claim. Remember, the accident has to have taken place within the last 3 years, you must have had medical treatment as a result and you were in no way responsible for what happened. With over 200 solicitors on our books nationwide, we can put you in contact with a specialist legal mind who deals with TBI accidents.
Best case possible
All our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, so you’re not beset with massive legal costs from the word go. Many minor claims can even be handled over the phone, to save you time and effort. In the more serious cases of TBI they can of course visit the client and their family, get the facts together and then present the best case possible on your behalf.
With TBI scenarios, these cases can take some time to resolve as at the first the full, long-term effects of the injury may or cannot be known. Independent medical assessments and reports will need to be made to strengthen the case.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.