Brain injury charity Headway states that 135,000 people are admitted to hospital every year after suffering head injuries, and that an estimated 500,000 people in the UK aged 16 to74 are living with the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury.
A catastrophic injury such as head trauma is life-changing for the individual to which it has occurred, and for their family.
Symptoms of serious head injury
People who sustain head trauma can experience a range of problems due to the damage which has been caused to their brain. The effects a head injury will have on someone is subject to their own health, which parts of the brain are damaged, and how quickly the person is diagnosed and treated by medical professionals.
Effects of a head injury include, but are not restricted to:
- Trouble with movement, such as loss of coordination and difficulty keeping one's balance
- Suffering headaches – some people endure chronic migraines
- Lowered production of hormones, if the pituitary gland is damaged
- Loss of senses such as taste or smell, problems with vision, and losing the ability to effectively control body temperature
- Difficulty processing information and solving problems
- Memory loss, or issues with short-term memory
- Trouble with speech and communication
- Behavioural or emotional changes
Claiming head injury compensation
Anyone who has suffered this type of injury – whether they have sustained it in a road traffic accident, during work, or in any other scenario in which someone else's negligence was to blame – has the right to claim compensation for their pain and suffering, lost earnings and medical bills.
By contacting Seth Lovis & Co, you can be assured of receiving the highest level of legal advice and expertise from approachable and experienced head injury compensation solicitors.
To see if you can make a head injury compensation claim, phone our London offices on 0808 252 0678. Alternatively, request a call back from us by filling in an online enquiry form.