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Brain Injury & Head Injury Claims

If you suffer a serious injury to the head it can unfortunately cause physiological dysfunction of the brain. Brain injury can be classified as mild, moderate or severe depending on responsiveness and/or the period of post accident Amnesia (loss of memory).

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Head Injury Claim Experts

Generally, the longer someone is unresponsive and the longer the period of amnesia then the more serious the brain injury could be.  Experts may not know immediately how severe the brain injury is as the brain takes time to settle after it has suffered a trauma.

What type of symptoms could a head injury bring about?

It is impossible to list all symptoms which could arise but a number of potential ones are listed below in cases where a serious brain or head injury is sustained:

  • Disability
  • Physical pain
  • Physical limitations
  • Headaches
  • Epilepsy
  • Depression
  • Sight, speech and senses problems
  • Less day to day insight
  • Shorter life expectancy
  • Dependency on others
  • Communication problems
  • Behavioural problems
  • Concentration and Memory problems

Can personality changes occur after a head injury?

Acquired brain injuries (where a traumatic event has caused the head injury) can affect people’s personalities in all sorts of ways:

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • More aggressive
  • Detachment from reality
  • Poor concentration
  • Mood lability (susceptible to change or instability)
  • Irritability
  • Foreshortened expectations of life
  • Increased use of alcohol
  • Poor sleep
  • Reduced appetite
  • Being easily startled
  • Loss of interest
  • Loss of libido

Day to day issues which can occur after a brain injury

Depending on the seriousness of the head or brain injury, there are a number of issues which will affect day to day life.  Just a few examples could be:

  • Becoming incapable of managing and administering property and affairs
  • Requiring a Power of Attorney
  • Requiring full time Nursing care
  • Requiring a Case Manager
  • Court of Protection Involvement

However serious the braing or head injury, it is essential that you seek the assistance of an experienced brain injury Solicitor and/or serious injury Solicitor.

What We Can Do For Your Head Injury Claim

We are serious brain and head injury claim Solicitors and specialise in dealing with serious injury claims.   Whether you have been injured in an accident at work, a road traffic accident, a slipping accident or an assault, we will run your serious head injury claim against the person or people responsible to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of brain injury compensation.

The little things at the start of your brain injury compensation claim are important so we will quickly arrange:

  • Medical examinations
  • Treatment
  • MRI scans
  • Home modifications
  • Nursing care
  • Occupational Therapists to determine potential lines of work if you cannot return to your old job
  • Interim payment to tide you over in case you are suffering financially
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