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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury can be caused by a road traffic accident that involves a severe trauma or injury to the brain tissue. The effects will depend on the extent of the damage, and may result in long term problems for the individual concerned.

A moderate injury may involve a loss of consciousness, headaches, feeling dizzy, general confusion or other cognitive or sensory difficulties.

If the individual also suffers from prolonged headaches, nausea, vomiting or speech difficulties and limb coordination, the condition may be more severe.

Usually an individual with suspected traumatic brain injury would be hospitalised and under observation, however anyone exhibiting these symptoms after a road accident should immediately seek medical attention.

In all situations where someone has suffered an injury to the head, changes in behaviour should always be reported to a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Brain injuries and compensation claims

Injuries of this type can be as distressing to the immediate family as they are to the sufferer of the injury.

If you or a family member have suffered an injury of this type as the result of a careless driver within the last 3 years, you may be able to claim injury compensation.

If you would like to make an injury claim please click here for more information.
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