A head injury claim can be complex, and it’s vital that you instruct a specialist solicitor who has both the legal knowledge to help with compensation and the support network in place to provide the financial, physical and emotional help you need to get your lives back on track.
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1.4 million people attend hospital each year in the UK after a head injury. Around 80% of head injuries are categorised as mild and the recovery time is fairly quick. However, in some circumstances, these injuries may result in a significant impact on the injured person’s life. Head injuries vary from person to person, but some of the more common injuries include:
A concussion is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury and can cause both short and long-term problems. Often these injuries are not picked up on MRI or CT scans, which can lead to confusion over the diagnosis of a brain injury.
All brain injuries are unique, and even small knocks to the head can result in damage to the brain. Brain injuries are classified by the severity of the injury, as either mild, moderate, or severe - but these categories don’t necessarily indicate the symptoms a person may experience and how well they will recover.
In most cases, minor head injuries do not result in permanent damage and generally, people will make a full recovery within 3-4 months after the accident. However, different people recover in different ways and some people may not recover as well or as quickly as expected. For those people, a mild head injury can be anything but a mild experience.
Many people who continue to experience ongoing symptoms after being advised they have a mild head injury can have difficulty in accessing the correct treatment and support. We can help you access the specialist medical advice and support that you and your family need.
We understand that CT scans are not always a reliable test of whether or not a person has sustained a brain injury. If you have a clear scan but have not recovered quickly then we would recommend that you seek specialist advice.
If you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in a head injury, you should speak to a reputable solicitor with specialist expertise in this area.
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We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.