Suffering from a traumatic brain injury is life-changing for all involved. A huge deal of support is needed in adjusting to day-to-day life and providing the appropriate care that is needed. Claiming traumatic brain injury compensation is vital to getting the very best of both care and support.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury is defined as a brain injury that is caused by trauma to the head. A brain injury is caused by the initial outside force, but it also includes the complications which can follow. These are categorised as primary and secondary brain injuries.
Secondary brain injuries can include:
This is a below-normal level of oxygen in your blood, specifically in the arteries.
This is low blood pressure.
- Intracerebral haematoma
This is also known as a cerebral bleed or an intraparenchymal bleed, and it is a sudden bleeding into the tissues of the brain.
As well as resulting from external head trauma, secondary injuries can also be due to medical negligence in cases of surgery that has gone wrong, or in a birth process that has caused minor damage to the baby’s head, known as cephalohematoma.
Some traumatic brain injury symptoms can include:
- Loss of memory
- Loss of cautiousness
There are also two different types of brain injury that can be categorised as a severe traumatic brain injury or a minor traumatic brain injury. These are:
- A closed brain injury
This happens when there is a nonpenetrating injury to the brain with no break in the skull. A closed brain injury is caused by a rapid forward or backward movement and shaking of the brain inside the hard skull that results in bruising of the brain tissue and blood vessels. This kind of brain injury is usually caused by car accidents, falls, and increasingly, in sports. Shaking a baby can also cause this type of injury.
- Penetrating brain injury
This is when there is a break in the skull, such as when a sharp object or a bullet pierces the brain.
Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
The initial test that medical professionals will carry out after you have suffered from a brain injury is the Glasgow Coma Scale. This is a 15-point test that helps a doctor to assess the initial severity of the brain injury by checking the patient’s ability to follow directions and move their eyes and limbs. The coherence of speech also provides important clues. Abilities are scored from three to 15 in this scale, and higher scores mean less severe injuries.
After this, treatment is generally based on the severity of the injury. It could involve over-the-counter pain medication, but it could also need immediate emergency care or surgery in severe cases.
How we can help
If you, your child, or a loved one has suffered from a minor to serious traumatic brain injury, then our professional legal advice can help you to get the support that you need.
Get in touch today.Get in touch
What is the claim process for traumatic brain injury compensation?
The claim process for a traumatic brain injury can be dependent on the recovery process, so it is always best to contact a legal specialist as soon as you feel able after you or your loved one has suffered from a brain injury.
What is the average payout for traumatic head and brain injury?
The average pay-out can vary, but it will take into account how the claimant’s life has been impacted, and how much support and treatment they will still need throughout their life.
Is a traumatic brain injury compensation claim on a no win no fee basis?
Yes, traumatic brain injury compensation is on a no win no fee basis.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
What our clients are saying about us
Our Promise to You
Friendly, personal legal services
We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.
Award-winning service in our fields of expertise
We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.
Advice tailored to your needs
We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.
Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total transparency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.