There are many types of brain injury that can occur either by a road traffic accident or as a result of medical negligence. Types of brain injury include:
- Acquired brain injury
- Non Traumatic brain injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Frontal lobe injury
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Hypoxic and Anoxic injury
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
The main symptoms seen in a brain injury include; loss of consciousness, memory loss, balance issues, personality/behavioural changes and dizziness. If you believe you or any member of your family has suffered a major head injury recently or historically then you may be entitled to compensation.
How can a head and/or brain injury affect you?
Head and brain injury can be broken down into several types of after effect. They include:
- Cognitive Problems – Where the injury affects the victim’s ability to think, learn and remember.
- Communication Problems – Common after affect of a brain injury where the ability to communicate with people becomes difficult and, in the most severe cases, the victim could lose the ability to communicate altogether.
- Behavioural Problems – Mood swings are quite a common after effect of a serious head or brain injury and in some cases a person’s whole identity could change as a result of the injury.
- Hormonal Imbalance & Pituitary Dysfunction – Often with a serious brain injury the victim loses the control on the release of hormones because of damage to their pituitary gland.
- Physical Damage – Disfigurement and scarring can often be one of the more lasting and damaging effects of a head injury and can often have adverse effects on a victim’s mental health.
- Post Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) – When someone suffers a serious head or brain injury there is often a period of time where they lose consciousness. After they regain consciousness there is often a period of time where the victim is behaving uncharacteristically, which is PTA.
What rehabilitation is needed?
A serious brain injury can take time, medication and rehabilitation to get back to your normal self. This can then obviously have an impact on your day-to-day life and your career. Our experts can give you advice and expertise based on over 20 years experience in personal injury and help you get your life back on track. We can refer you to the best consultants and practitioners to enable you to get the best treatment possible for your brain injury.
How will Sincere Law help with the treatment?
Here at Sincere Law we work alongside some of the best and most qualified head and brain injury medical specialists in the UK ensuring that the victim will receive the very best care as they recover from their injury.
We will also offer around the clock support to family and loved ones to help them come to terms with the effects of the injury and support them through what is a very difficult time.
Our team of head and brain injury solicitors understand that making a claim on an injury of this magnitude is probably the last thing on the victim’s or their family’s mind but it can help to provide a brighter future.
If the accident that caused the injury was someone else’s fault, then it is only right that they should provide compensation to help with the recovery process.
Compensation can help to ensure you receive vital rehabilitation and care as well as pay for any adaptations or equipment the victim made need to help them with their recovery.
Why should I make a claim?
If you have been a victim of a brain injury that wasn’t your fault you shouldn’t be left out of pocket. As having a serious injury can impact your working life meaning loss of earning or even loss of job, which can be devastating and can cause psychological and financial strain on you or your family.
Why Sincere Law?
Sincere Law are specialists in serious and severe injury cases and have a wealth of experience with personal injury claims with a high success rate. We will do our absolute best to provide you with the apology or justice you are entitled too.
What are my next steps?
If you want to pursue a claim and want to know more details about how to make one and the implications then feel free to call us. If you do this you are under no obligation and we will do the best we can to make sure you have all the information in order to come to a decision. Our solicitors also work on a no win no fee basis providing all information given by our client is honest and correct.
How to claim
You can either claim by calling us on 0800 092 2896 or request a call back by visiting our website . We will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible and give you all the advice you need about what a claim entails.
Acquired Brain Injury
An acquired brain injury is caused by events after birth rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder such as perinatal hypoxia or fetal alcohol syndrome. These impairments are usually caused by a head injury such as physical trauma as a result of an accident, assault and neurosurgery. The symptoms can include cognitive changes such as personality/behaviour, difficulty processing information, short attention span, memory loss, change in vision and hearing or tremors/seizures.
Non Traumatic Brain Injury
This type of brain injury is caused be internal factors such as brain tumours, strokes or bleeding of the brain. So by this it is caused by non impact injuries such as a road traffic accident. These types of illnesses can be life changing and cause changes in lifestyle and behaviour. This means that possible loss of earnings due to time off work or in worse cases complete loss of job or redundancies.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is caused by impact to the head such as skull fractures, road traffic accidents, falls and trips. The symptoms can include; loss of consciousness, dilated pupils, vision issues, balance problems, respiratory failure. A traumatic injury can have a devastating effect on a persons life whether that be job or home related.
Frontal Lobe Damage
This type of damage occurs at the front portion of the brain which may cause changes in behavioural or personality. The symptoms can include; difficulty solving problems, memory loss, change in behaviour and emotion. A frontal lobe injury can mean loss of certain functions such as speech and memory. This can have a knock on effect on your job and your loved ones. So if you believe that you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault please don’t hesitate to ring us.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Severe impacts such as road traffic accidents can cause connections in the brain to be damaged by forward or backward movements. This injury can take varying lengths of time to heal and can mean more time unconscious which intern mean a longer recovery. The main symptom of a diffuse axonal injury is loss of conscious which can last up to six hours or more. This injury can also be linked to severe whip lash.
Hypoxic & Anoxic Injury
Cellular damage to the brain is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. The term Hypoxic refers to a restriction and reduced amount of oxygen. The symptoms can include; temporary memory loss, reduced ability to move your body, difficulty paying attention and difficulty making decisions.
Anoxic refers to the brain being completely starved of oxygen. This type of brain injury can be caused by stroke, heart attack, strangulation or impact. The symptoms of this can include; loss of consciousness or coma, short term memory loss, poor performance in executive functions, difficulty using words and visual disturbances.
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken baby syndrome is a collective term for the internal head injuries a baby or young child sustains from being violently shaken. This can happen because of the forward and backward motion which can damage the brain and can be very serious in young babies.
For more information visit our Shaken Baby Syndrome page.