Brain Injury Compensation Claims
Recovery following a brain injury is likely to be slow
It is estimated that in Britain approximately 1 million people attend hospital every year with some form of traumatic brain injury.
Road crashes account for up to 50% of all brain injuries and are most commonly associated with severe injuries. The largest group of people with brain injury is men aged 15-29 who have been in road crashes.
Cycling injuries account for approximately 20% of all head injuries in children.
The death rate following traumatic brain injury is approximately 9 per 1,000.00 which leaves many survivors with a lift time of challenges with a brain injury.
If you suffer a brain injury, your recovery is likely to be slow and unpredictable. The injury may affect you in a variety of ways: Mentally, physically, emotionally and behaviourally.
Mentally, brain injury can affect:
- Attention concentration
- Speed of information processing
- Planning, organising and problem solving
Physical affects can include:
- Difficulty with movement, balance and co-ordination
- Loss of sensation
- Dispraxia – relating to voluntary and deliberate actions such as lifting the arm
Additionally, some brain injured people have problems with speaking and swallowing. Speech might become slurred, slower or quieter than usual. Some people who cannot swallow have to be fed through a tub into the nose or directly into their stomach, at least in the short term.
Some brain injured people suffer incontinence. Others have to relearn the basic skill of recognising the signs of needing to empty the bladder or bowel.
Brain injury can also cause:
- Lack of awareness and insight
- Impulsivity and disinhibition
- Loss of control over emotions
- Poor motivation
- Depression and anxiety
- Obsessive behaviour
Philip H Cuerden Solicitors deal exclusively with accident claims and have a specialist team of Personal Injury Lawyers experienced in dealing with compensation claims following a brain injury. Contact us to find out if you could claim.