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Brain Injury Compensation Claim

If you want to start a claim for a brain accident then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in brain accident claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for brain injuries.

If you want to proceed with your brain accident injury compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079 and we can then proceed to talk you through your brain accident injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.

Common Brain Injury Questions our No-Win, No-Fee Specialists Get Asked:

If you’ve suffered any kind of brain injury, then you need to discuss your case with a professional team of no-win, no-fee personal injury lawyers. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we specialise in helping people from all walks of life get the compensation they deserve and the justice that they need.

Thanks to our extensive experience in all manner of personal injury compensation claims, we can work with you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. If you have a legitimate claim against your employer or former employer, or anyone else who has caused you to suffer from any kind of brain damage, then we are here for you. Our no-win, no-fee legal professionals are here to take on your case for you and fight for your compensation. This means that you will be able to focus on recovering from your injuries or caring for your loved one.Brain Injury Compensation Claim

What is a Brain Injury?

A brain injury is when your brain suffers damage which can result in long-term or short-term symptoms. There are many different causes of brain injuries which can affect people from all kinds of industries and walks of life. Some of the most common causes of brain damage are:

  • Genetic Defects.
  • The Lack of Blood Flow to the Brain.
  • Tumours of the Brain.
  • Heavy Impacts or Blows to the Head.

You can’t make a claim if your brain damage is the result of genetic defects, but any of the others can be claimed for, so long as they aren’t your fault. If you want to make a claim for brain damage, then you need to have suffered an acquired brain injury.

What is Acquired Brain Injury?

Acquired brain injury, known as ABI, is brain damage caused by events after birth. These are not due to foetal syndromes. Instead, they are the result of actions in daily life. There are different kinds of acquired brain injury which can have long-term or short-term effects on your health.

Brain Damage Claims for Blows to the Head

If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a heavy impact or blow to the head, you can make a claim against the person responsible. Whether this injury has long-term or short-term effects, you will be able to get the compensation that you need to recover from your injury or make your life easier if you are left unable to work.

Tumours of the Brain

If you’ve been exposed to any kind of harmful radiation without appropriate safety gear, you may be able to make a claim. Radiation you have been exposed to in the past can result in harmful tumours developing on the brain later in life. In this instance, you can make a claim against the company responsible for your brain damage.

Lack of Blood Flow to the Brain

If your brain is starved of blood, then it will suffer a substantial amount of damage in a short period of time. Blood carries oxygen, which your brain needs to continue to survive. The longer you go without blood flow to the brain, the more substantial the damage to your brain will be. Whether this has occurred due to an injury you’ve suffered at work or elsewhere, you may be able to make a claim against the person responsible.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury is a form of acquired brain damage which occurs as the result of trauma. This is when an external force injures the brain and can have lifelong effects on your health.

What can Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury?

There are many possible causes of a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common causes of brain damage include:

  • Road Traffic Accidents.
  • Violent Assaults.
  • Trips and Falls.
  • Accidents at Work.
  • Accidents at Home.

You’ll be able to make a personal injury claim following most of these instances. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury and it wasn’t your fault, then taking the time to make a no-win, no-fee claim could be essential.

What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries can have a range of symptoms. Some are short-term, whereas some can last for years, or even until death. There are three categories of traumatic brain injuries, with increasingly severe symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Minor Brain Injuries?

Minor head injuries can often be accompanied by a period of unconsciousness. Some other common symptoms can include feeling sick or dizzy or being easily confused for a brief period. These injuries are the most common, with more than 75% of all acquired brain injuries being minor.

What are the Symptoms of Moderate Brain Injuries?

Moderate head injuries can cause you to lose consciousness for anywhere between 15 minutes and several hours. They can also be accompanied by confusion or post-traumatic amnesia for up to 24 hours.

What are the Symptoms of Severe Head Injuries?

A severe traumatic brain injury is when the patient has spent more than six hours in an unconscious state. They may also suffer from post-traumatic amnesia for more than 24 hours. Depending on the length of time they spend in the coma, patients suffering from severe brain damage can also suffer a range of physical defects.

What Is a CTE Brain Injury?

A CTE brain injury (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) is a progressive degenerative disease which affects people who have suffered repeated traumatic brain injuries. It is believed to affect boxers and other people who have suffered repeated concussions, such as contact sports athletes. A CTE brain injury develops over many years and is the result of regular impacts to the cranium.

What are the Symptoms of a CTE Brain Injury?

A Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE brain injury, can be accompanied by a range of symptoms which can have long-term effects. These symptoms include:

  • Memory Loss.
  • Impulsive or Erratic Behaviour.
  • Impaired Judgement.
  • Aggression.
  • Depression.
  • Dementia.

What are the Different Types of Brain Damage?

There are four types of brain damage which you might suffer from. Although they are all serious and able to be claimed for, they each effect your body in different ways. The different kinds of brain damage are:

  • Aphasia.
  • Agnosia.
  • Visual Neglect.
  • Retrograde Amnesia.

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is any kind of brain damage which affects the sufferer’s ability to communicate. They may not have the ability to construct a sentence, either in speech or writing. They also may not be able to understand speech.

What is Agnosia?

This is a rare kind of acquired brain injury. Agnosia is when the sufferer’s perception is unaffected, but they are unable to make sense of their surroundings.

What is Visual Neglect?

Visual neglect brain injuries are where one half of the brain ceases to work. As a result, visual neglect injuries allow the user to only see out of one eye.

What is Retrograde Amnesia?

Retrograde amnesia is caused by damage to the sufferer’s frontal lobe. This means that they are often left with memory blanks and can find it difficult or impossible to remember previous conversations and experiences.

Are Brain Injuries Curable?

In most cases, acquired brain injuries will not need to be treated. Mild traumatic brain injuries, which make up more than three-quarters of all acquired brain injuries, will normally recover by themselves. They require no treatment other than rest and possibly painkillers.

If you’re suffering from a mild traumatic brain injury, it is important that you have someone to keep an eye out for worsening symptoms. If these symptoms do get out of control, then you may not be able to get yourself to a hospital.

Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries need to be treated in hospital. Even with a professional team of doctors around you, there is still the chance that you will be left with long-term health issues resulting from the brain damage.

What Traumatic Brain Injury Medications Are Available?

Aside from painkillers, there are three kinds of drugs which are used to treat brain injuries. Brain damage medication is used to limit secondary damage occurring after the incident. These are:

  • Diuretics.
  • Anti-Seizure Drugs.
  • ComaInducing Drugs.

How are Diuretics Used to Treat Brain Injuries?

Diuretics are used to reduce the amount of fluid in the body and increase urine output. This can help to reduce pressure on the brain, making recovery more likely. Diuretics are given intravenously to people with traumatic brain injuries.

How are Anti-Seizure Drugs Used to Treat Brain Injuries?

Anyone who has suffered from moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries are at risk of seizures immediately after their injury. Anti-seizure drugs are used to avoid additional brain damage as the result of a seizure.

Why are Coma-Inducing Drugs Used to Treat Brain Injuries?

Doctors can use coma-inducing drugs to put patients into temporary comas. A comatose brain requires much less oxygen to function than an active brain. This is one of the most effective treatments when it comes to low blood flow to the brain following an impact.

How Much is a Brain Injury Compensation Claim Worth?

If you’re involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to make a no-win, no-fee brain or head injury compensation claim. Depending on the severity of your injury, you could be entitled to thousands of pounds to help you recover or make the necessary changes to make your life easier.

Injury TypeDescriptionCompensation Amount
Minor Brain DamageCovers minor injuries where long-term brain damage is non-existent.£1,700 to £10,300
Less Severe Brain DamageThis is when a good recovery is made, and the injured party can return to work. There may be issues with mood swings or memory problems.£12,300 to £35,000
Moderate Brain Damage (III)This includes cases in which concentration and memory are badly affected.£35,000 to £73,000
Moderate Brain Damage (II)This includes cases where there is moderate damage to the intellect. The possibility of returning to employment is low or non-existent.£73,000 to £121,300
Moderate Drain Damage (I)This applies if the injured party’s dependence is reduced. This also includes cases where there is moderate to severe damage to intellect and changes in personality.£121,300 – £177,100
Moderate/Severe Brain DamageThese brain injuries can leave the injured party severely disabled. There may be a need for constant care.£177,100 – £228,000
Very Severe Brain DamageThis serious brain damage limits the sufferer’s ability to view the world. There may be little or no language function.£228,000 to £326,700

Facts About Traumatic and CTE Brain Injury

  • There are approximately 350,000 UK admissions to hospital with an acquired brain injury every year.
  • The number of Traumatic Brain Injuries is increasing every year.
  • There are around 950 acquired brain injuries every day to UK hospitals.
  • Men are one and a half times more likely to be admitted for head injuries than women.

What Kinds of Acquired Brain Injury Can I Claim For?

There is a wide range of brain damages which you can make a claim for, either for yourself or on someone else’s behalf. Just a small list of the most common brain injuries includes:

  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
  • Brain Contusions.
  • Brain Stem Injuries.
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injuries.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries.
  • CTE Brain Injury.
  • Closed Brain Damage.
  • Open (Penetrating) Brain Damage.
  • Anoxic Injury.
  • Hypoxic Injury.
  • Bleeding on the Brain.
  • Acquired Brain Disorders.
  • Neurological Injuries.
  • Second Impact Syndrome.
  • Recurrent Traumatic Brain Damage.
  • Locked-In Syndrome.
  • Frontal Lobe Damage.
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Are you Looking for No-Win, No-Fee Personal Injury Lawyers for Brain Injury Claims?

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a professional no-win, no-fee legal service to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Over the years, we have helped all kinds of clients to take on employers, businesses and third parties following an accident that wasn’t their fault.

Our experienced no-win, no-fee personal injury lawyers specialise in all kinds of brain injuries claims. As we offer a no-win, no-fee personal injury legal service to our clients, you’ll be able to concentrate on recovering from your injury while we take on your legal case. If you have a viable claim for acquired brain injury compensation, our team will fight for as long as it takes to get you the compensation and justice that you need.

If you need a professional team of no-win, no-fee personal injury experts, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today. Our experienced solicitors can provide legal advice on your rights to claim and help you to get the compensation you are entitled to.

If you’d like to talk to one of our sympathetic legal experts today, get in touch with our team today. You can call our no-win, no-fee legal team on 0800 699 0079. You can also use our simple online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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