Head and brain injuries are a common result of accidents, whether you’ve been hit by a car or simply tripped in a public venue. In the worst cases, a person may be reduced to a vegetative state, needing round-the-clock care. There are also other subtler, delayed effects that are not as immediately crippling, but nevertheless can diminish a person’s quality of life.
The major types of head and brain injury are haematoma, haemorrhage, concussion, oedema, skull fracture and diffuse axonal injury. Symptoms may include headache, dizziness, spinning sensation, confusion, nausea and ringing in the ears. More serious signs of brain injury include loss of consciousness, disorientation, seizures, memory loss, mood swings and loss of muscle control. Immediate medical attention is recommended upon unconsciousness or when disorientation is detected.
Depending on the severity of the trauma and doctor’s diagnosis, treatment for brain injury usually consists of medication, surgery and rehabilitation. While most cases make a full recovery, some victims may experience long-lasting negative effects on personality, physical ability and mental capacity.
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A brain injury can bring about many effects on a person’s life. These range from minor injuries that can cause symptoms such as memory loss, mood swings, impaired language skills and cognitive functions, even increased risk of seizures, to crippling injuries that leave someone in a vegetative state or partial paralysis, requiring long-term 24-hour care.
Some symptoms can also arise much later and may not be caught during the initial consultation. Epilepsy, for example, can always be a risk in cases where the injured party has been unconscious for any period of time as a result of the accident, and is often overlooked in the initial diagnosis.
At Romain Coleman of London, we are experts at securing brain injury compensation claims from all manner of incidents. Our seasoned solicitors know just what questions to ask, particularly in cases where a client has suffered a blow to the head but no significant head injury was medically diagnosed.
If you or a family member has suffered a head injury, and you are unsure about the symptoms or how to proceed, we can help you get a fair assessment of your options. We have acted in the past for many brain injuries cases of varying seriousness, and we have managed to help our clients recover significant sums in compensation.
We will usually act for you on a conditional fee basis, so that you will recover the whole of your compensation with absolutely no deductions.
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