Types of TBI
After a serious accident, where you have sustained a head injury, it is possible that you may be suffering from a condition called TBI. This stands for Traumatic Brain Injury and is a serious condition which can have various complications and lead to brain damage or even death.
Many people with TBI make a full recovery, and although it can be a frightening diagnosis, there are excellent forms of treatment which will help you to make a full recovery and get back to normal as soon as you can. One of the first things you may want to know about TBI is the type of injury you have sustained. Here is a brief guide on TBI and the types of injuries there are under this diagnosis.
Primary brain damage
This type of brain damage happens at the same time as the accident, and is the direct result of your head injury. This includes:
- Skull fracture
- Bruises. Bruises do not have to be on the outside of the head, but can occur within the ridges of the skull where your head has had an impact.
- Blood clots. These can appear immediately as a direct result of the blow.
- Nerve damage. This occurs where there is a cutting blow which damages the nerves going to the brain.
Secondary brain damage
This occurs after your injury and may appear over time, or become worse from the moment or impact.
- Brain swelling. This is very dangerous and can cause all sorts of complications, so needs to be treated by a doctor as soon as possible.
- High or low blood pressure
- Increased pressure in the skull. This is usually a result of brain swelling and will feel uncomfortable, can lead to complications and blood clots which could be fatal.
- Heart and lung problems.
How to claim for TBI or whiplash injury in Chipstead
If you have been involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault, and sustained TBI or a whiplash injury in Chipstead, you may be able to claim compensation back for your injuries. You will need to make the claim less than three years after the accident, and will need evidence which proves that you were not in the wrong in the accident, but experienced personal injury lawyers should easily be able to put a claim together for you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your whiplash injury in Chipstead or TBI injury and find out whether or not you have a strong case for compensation.You are under no obligation to proceed after this conversation but, if you do, you will be able to work with injury lawyers who will process your whiplash injury in Chipstead claim on a 100% no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014
Author: David Brown