Head & Brain Injury Claims
A head or brain injury may be caused by factors as diverse as:
- Direct impact on the brain from, for example, a blow to the head, a collision caused by a fall or road traffic accident or penetration to the brain by a surgical instrument
- Errors and/or delay in diagnosing and treating a serious illness, such as meningitis
- Deprivation of oxygen to the brain, which can arise in a number of ways including delays in delivering a distressed baby in labour and anaesthetic errors
- Inappropriate medication or taking the wrong dosage of medication.
Every brain injury claim is unique and the impact on an individual will depend on the type, location and severity of their injury. Whilst some will make a partial or complete recovery, others experience permanent and profound disability.
Brain injuries have serious consequences for both the injured person and their loved ones. No amount of money can ever truly provide adequate compensation for the devastating effects of a severe head injury. However, compensation can help you to manage the consequences by funding much needed care, treatment and therapy, alleviating financial hardship and improving quality of life.
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A Guide to Brain Injury
This brief guide explains the different types of injuries that can occur, along with an explanation of the effects on different functional areas within the brain. It also displays the Glasgow Coma Scale – one technique used by medical professionals in order to classify the extent of injury caused based on an individual’s motor responses, verbal responses and ability to open their eyes in response to stimuli. Please click the image to see it in full size.