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Head and Brain Injury
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Suffering a brain or head injury
Suffering a head or brain injury can be a life-changing event, for the person suffering the injury and their friends and family too. Sometimes this kind of injury can leave people needing 24hr care and special equipment to help them.
Head and brain injuries are often serious, with even a concussion having the potential to drastically affect someone’s life. In the most severe cases, head injuries can even be fatal.
Head and brain injuries can happen as the result of a car accident, slip & fall or other accident.
If you or your loved one has suffered a head or brain injury from an accident that was not your fault then we may be able to help you get the compensation you truly need and deserve.
To find out how we can help please give us a call today.
What is a serious injury?
The term serious injury is usually used to describe any injury that has had a significant impact on your daily life and will continue to impact your future. A serious injury also typically affects those around us because we need care and help to continue functioning as we did before we were injured.
Head and brain injuries can leave people completely dependent on those around them
We have been helping clients since 1982. If you, a friend or family member has sustained a head or brain injury, you can call us because we are here to help you.
Types of head and brain injury you should be aware of?
Concussions are a common head and brain injury. Concussions occur when someone suffers a bump to the head, usually making them lose consciousness for a period of time. Oftentimes they are not knocked out and suffer other symptoms like confusion and dizziness.
Concussions commonly happen in an accident such as a slip & fall or motor vehicle accident.
Common symptoms could include:
- Loss of consciousness. This can brief or for a long period of time
- Lasting headaches after the injury
- Confusion, forgetfulness, dizziness and feeling disorientated
- Loss of short or long term memory
- Problems with balance and dizziness
- Finding it hard to speak and slurring your words
- Problems with vision
Concussions can be worse under certain conditions, including if the person suffering the concussion is elderly, if they have been drinking alcohol or taking drugs, or if they bleed easily, either through haemophilia or through taking anti-coagulant medication which stops blood clotting.
People who suffer a concussion will need to go to a hospital and may need to be monitored for up to two days. This is because the symptoms listed above could be signs of a more such as a subdural haematoma or subarachnoid haemorrhage.
This a rather scary-sounding name for a condition in which blood pools between the surface of the brain and the skull. Its symptoms are very like that of a severe concussion, including feeling sick, having a headache and getting confused for no reason.
These symptoms can develop straight away, especially after a major head injury, or they can develop slowly in the weeks following a minor one. People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention, as this can be considered a serious injury.
Another scary name. This refers to an injury caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain. There are usually no warning signals and symptoms can happen instantly.
Unlike in the above examples, you can see when someone has suffered an open-head injury, because the injured person will have either violently hit their head or an object has pierced their skull.
It is sometimes called a penetrating head injury and it can have a number of different causes, such as falls, motor vehicle accidents or other accident. The symptoms and treatments vary greatly, depending on how bad the injury is and where it is on the head.
Diffuse axonal injury
This is an injury in which the connections between cells in the brain get broken. It can occur when the head is jolted around in an accident such as a motor vehicle accident. It can be described as a “shearing injury”, as the brain moves back and forth inside the head. Sadly, it is a major cause of and can have serious consequences for those who have an accident.
We can help you
Put simply, we are here to help. We know that suffering a brain injury is devastating and that head and brain injuries can be particularly damaging to families and friends of loved ones. For the patient, a head or brain injury can be a traumatic experience that leaves people feeling bewildered and afraid.
We can only imagine what you are going through right now, but we do have vast amounts of experience in helping people like you claim for injuries sustained by themselves or family and friends. In fact, we help people like you every day get the compensation they need and deserve.
When you feel ready, give us a call. We’ll talk to you about the circumstances of the accident and how it has affected your life, health and finances – as well as the people around you.
We’ll ask you a few questions so that we can get a feel for your claim and can help you to the best of our ability.
We don’t charge a fee if you don’t win
We work on what’s called a contingency fee basis which means you pay nothing upfront and you only pay if your claim is successful.
How can compensation help you?
We know that money can’t wind the clock back or change the circumstances of your accident. It can’t make people well again, but it can help you cope more easily with daily life after a major brain or head injury.
Our clients spend the compensation they win in a number of ways, for example to purchase new equipment to help in the home. It could pay for modified transport or professional care if it’s required. It can also simply fill a gap in wages if you have had to take time off work.
Whatever your circumstances it’s worth giving us a call to talk through your situation and hear from our team about the chances of a successful claim. Your final settlement can reduce the impact of a major injury on your daily activities and can help you live your life to the fullest.
Rehabilitation, treatment and care
Once you’ve been discharged from hospital, you may need treatment such as physiotherapy to help with problems such as weakness or co-ordination because of your injury and occupational therapy to assess changes to your home to suit your needs.
We realise that head and brain injuries can be extremely difficult to cope with emotionally, and this type of injury can sometimes affect your mental wellbeing. If this is the case, you may have had to undergo psychological therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
Your Lawyer will take any rehabilitation and treatment costs into account when making your claim, and will do their best to make sure these expenses are covered.
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