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Head and brain injury

The head is the most important, vital and complicated part of the human body, especially because it protects and preserves the most important organ of human body – the Brain.

The brain is a soft and jelly-like organ which floats in cerebrospinal fluid and is protected by the skull. However, the protection is limited and a hard impact can injure the brain. The brain is a very soft and a delicate organ. This is why all head injuries are considered to be serious unless justified otherwise.

In most life situations head injuries may be minor such as bruises, cuts or bumps and people make a full recovery without any lasting problems. However some head injuries can be much more serious and may cause disability or death.

There are of two kinds of head injury:

  • Closed head injuries;
  • Open head injuries.

Head injuries also can be classified into the mild, moderate and severe categories. In many cases head injury may cause traumatic brain injury. Due to possible damage to such structures as the scalp and the skull, head injury is usually referred to as traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a major cause of disability and death worldwide.

TBI may cause you:

  • Physical and mental conditions;
  • Cognitive problems;
  • Emotional problems;
  • Personality changes;
  • Behavioural changes;
  • Loss of senses, taste;
  • Blindness;
  • Disability;
  • Death.

After you have a head injury some of the symptoms may not appear for a period of time and some of them may not be recognised immediately. It is important to seek medical advice if you had a head or brain injury.

These are the main signs and symptoms of the brain or head injury:

  • Unconsciousness;
  • Headache, vomiting, dizziness, difficulty balancing, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears;
  • Behavioural or mood changes and confusion;
  • Trouble with memory, concentration, attention and thinking;
  • Skull deformities;
  • Leakage of clear fluid.

It may be very difficult to discover any damage as there may be no blood and wounds may be superficial. It can often take days or weeks after an accident for symptoms of brain damage or head injuries to appear.

Even minor Head Injuries may be a reason for people to become less active and may cost you discomfort, disability or even life.

If you have suffered from a head injury which occurred as a result of somebody’s negligence you have a right to make a claim, whether it was due to a road traffic accident, accidents at work, or slips, trips & falls.

So if you think you are entitled to claim call us on 0800 098 8128 or fill in a short claim online form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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