Fortunately the vast majority of people attending hospital with a head injury will have suffered a fall or collision and have no apparent long-term effects. However for many it can have a greater impact on their life – whether they have a traumatic or a subtle brain injury. Both can have long-term effects and if caused by an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
There have been many reports in the press recently following the return of a teen speedway star who is back racing after a serious brain injury. Life can return to a ‘new normal’, but there is often a journey to get there and for that you may be entitled to compensation to help with rehabilitation and ongoing treatment costs, as well as lifestyle changes. If you think you can prove negligence for your brain injury you may be entitled to compensation.
What is a subtle brain injury?
Although we may refer to it as a ‘subtle brain injury’, its effects can nevertheless have life-changing consequences. A subtle brain injury usually occurs when the brain is subject to trauma after a head injury, which may be due to a car accident, fall, or an accident at work. Often, the trauma to the head may not appear to be too serious, especially if there is no visible signs of injury to the head. However, there may be some damage to the brain after an accident which may cause long-term, disabling symptoms.
Subtle brain injury symptoms
The long-term effects of a subtle brain injury depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury and where it’s located. The most common long-term symptoms of subtle brain injuries include:
- frequent headaches,
- balance problems,
- behaviour changes, and
- cognitive difficulties.
There are a number of different treatment options for subtle brain injuries, which will depend on the severity and symptoms of the injury, and treatment plans tend to include neurologists, psychiatrists and occupational therapists.
Timing of claims
You usually have three years to start your claim following your head or brain injury however there are some exceptions, so it is important to try and act as early as possible and speak to an expert who can advise on your individual situation. It can take several years to fully understand the impact a subtle brain injury will have on your life. Acting too quickly and settling a claim early could lead to your case being undervalued, so again an expert can advise on your situation and timings involved.
As experienced brain injury solicitors, our team at Brian Barr will go out of our way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We can also provide access to medical experts, rehabilitation services and therapies to ensure you have all the aids, equipment and assistance to help you to recover from your brain injury.
If you are suffering from a subtle brain injury, fibromyalgia, CRPS, or any chronic pain condition as a result of an accident that was not your fault, and even if you have an existing claim, get in touch with Brian Barr Solicitors to see if we can assist. It is simple and hassle free to move your claim to Brian Barr Solicitors who are experts in dealing with chronic pain litigation. Call us today on 0161 737 9248 or visit our website (www.brianbarr.co.uk) to find out more.
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