Understanding Head Injuries

Here are some hard-hitting facts. Every year around 350,000 people in Britain go to hospital with a brain injury. Men are three times more likely to have a brain injury and the age range of 15-29 are five times more likely to have a head injury.

Headway is a leading brain injury charity that helps those who have suffered from head injuries and the impact that it has on individuals lives. At Girlings Solicitors, their managing director is a member of Headway which is essential to the help and support that they provide victims and their families when making a personal injury claim.

There are many different types of brain injury, and many different ways that a brain injury and head injury can be caused.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Caused by trauma to the head as a result of a road traffic accident, slip, trip or fall or even an accident at home or at work. The severity of the traumatic brain injury will depend on the location and type.

With a TBI there are usually three stages or injuries. The first is closed, open and crush, depending on the type of accident. The second injury is when the brain is starved of oxygen and the third can take place anytime after the first and second has taken place. This could be hours, days or even weeks after the initial injury has been caused.

Minor head injury and concussion

These could result from a road traffic accident, a workplace accident or even a sporting injury. Around 75-80% of head injuries are deemed as minor head injury and concussion but it is very important that you seek medical attention as the symptoms of such injuries could get worse.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that has caused head injuries then it is vital that you make a personal injury claim. Head and brain injuries can have devastating affects on not only the victims lives but the lives of those around them. The more minor head injuries can leave victims feeling dizzy, with memory problems and even depressed. They will require time off work and support until they are symptom-free.

With regards to severe brain and head injuries, victims will most likely need long-term medical treatment. From rehabilitation to counseling, victims, and their families, lives may never be the same. Emotional and behavioural issues may also be present and all of the affects can be utterly devastating.

If you or someone you know has suffered head injuries due to an accident that wasn’t your fault then make sure you speak to Girlings Solicitors today. Their managing director, Jonathan Pidduck has over 30 years legal experience and has achieved senior litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

An accident that has caused head injuries will have a life-changing affect on the victim and their family. That is why it is vital that you seek support from Girlings Solicitors to enable you to get the right level of compensation. This compensation will help to get the right care for rehabilitation and quality of life. Don’t suffer in silence. Contact today on 01227 768347 and start your personal injury claim today.