What are the symptoms of TBI?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the conditions with which you could be left after a serious road accident, along with back injuries and maybe a whiplash injury in Blockley. If you do suffer from a serious injury as a result of an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation back from the other driver or drivers involved.
The best way to find out if you are entitled to compensation is to get a medical assessment of your injuries, which proves that you have sustained a whiplash injury in Blockley or something more serious such as TBI, and take this to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, to see what our team can do for you.
Our team will talk you through the details of your whiplash injury in Blockley or other injuries, as well as the claims process. You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim after this conversation, but if you do then you will be passed over to our injury lawyers, who can work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you suspect that you are suffering from TBI, or that someone else involved in your accident may be, then you need to get to a doctor as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment. Here are the symptoms for which you should be looking out:
- Headaches. This is one of the most common results of a whiplash injury, head injury or TBI. Anyone suffering headaches after an accident should see a doctor.
- Persistent neck pain. Again, this could also be a symptom of whiplash injury in Blockley, but is worth going to see a doctor about.
- Amnesia and loss of memory. Amnesia is a more total memory loss, but also look out for patchy memory and forgetting simple things easily.
- Disorientation and confusion. This can happen immediately after the accident or come about later.
- Tiredness and lack of motivation. This can also be the result of stress and depression after an accident.
- Nausea and vomiting. Again, this may come on straight away or appear later on.
- Vision problems. Blurred vision is common with TBI.
- Sleep disturbances. Needing more or less sleep than usual is fairly common.
In children, look out for the following additional symptoms:
- Persistent crying. If the child did not cry much before and now seems to cry all the time, this can be a sign of TBI.
- Returning to more childlike behaviour. You may find that a child goes back to behaviours of which they have long grown out.
- Lack of interest in favourite activities. If a child suddenly loses interest in a favourite toy or activity, this is a warning sign of TBI.
- Forgetting certain skills. Recently learned skills such as potty training or feeding themselves may be lost suddenly.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown