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Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

What is a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury?

This type of brain injury is caused by internal factors such as brain tumours, strokes or bleeding of the brain. The cause can be non impact injuries such as a road traffic accident. A non-traumatic injury can also be classed as an acquired brain injury as it may have come into existence from birth.  These types of injuries can be life changing and cause changes in lifestyle and behavior. This means that possible loss of earnings due to time off work or in worse cases not being able to work and major quality of life changes.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms on a non-traumatic brain injury can vary depending on the injury. But the most common type of symptoms are:

  • headaches
  • difficulty coordinating balance
  • blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • seizures
  • changes in sleep patters
  • motor impairment (trouble moving body normally)

If you believe that you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you have experienced these symptoms then please seek medical attention and the speak to us about your claim with no obligation.

What are the causes?

The main causes of non traumatic brain injuries are not impact related so for example this could be a stroke or illness. These can be sudden and life changing to you or a loved one. Some causes include:

  • Encephalitis (swelling of the brain caused by an infection)
  • Over exposure to chemicals or substances
  • Brain tumours
  • Degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s
  • Meningitis
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to detect the onset of a stroke

Children that also suffer non-traumatic brain injuries tend to experience more onerous symptoms such as cognition and behavioral symptoms. This can obviously be very traumatic for a child and can affect standard of life if illness is long term.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery time is dependent on the illness or injury sustained. Recovery can either take a few weeks to a few years or an illness could have permanent effects. But whether your illness takes weeks or years, Sincere Law are always here to help you get your life back on track. So if there is anything you need while you are going through the claim process or after the case is completed be sure that we will get you the support and guidance wherever possible to aid your recovery.

What impact does this have on your life

The impact of a non-traumatic brain injury can have an affect not just on your career but also your family life.  Suffering a severe brain injury can mean that you may not be able to play with your children as you would of done, take part in activities or drive a car. This is the unfortunate reality of brain injuries and can be life changing to a persons life and mean you may have to alter the way you used to live. Sincere Law are here to help you get the compensation or apology that you deserve, as no one deserves to be left out of pocket for something that wasn’t their fault.

How can we help your rehabilitation?

At Sincere Law we don’t just give you the justice and compensation you deserve but also we will give you long term help and assistance as long as you need it. Our team are specialists in personal injury and medical negligence and will refer you to our best recommend practitioners for your rehabilitation. We will do our best to make sure that you receive the best treatment and service while being on of our clients.

How to make a claim?

You can talk to one of our specialists by either phoning us on 0800 092 2896 or requesting a call back online at All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis as long as all information provided is honest and accurate. We will then see if you have a claim and work our best to get you the result possible for your injury.

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