Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Understanding the profound effects of traumatic brain injuries is crucial for both medical professionals and the broader community. A traumatic brain injury, often a result of accidents, falls, or violent assaults, does not always present with visible symptoms such as open wounds or immediate loss of consciousness.
However, the consequences can be long-term, affecting cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects of an individual’s life. While some may recover from milder injuries without lingering symptoms, others experience life-altering changes, demanding extensive rehabilitation and support.
Background to brain injuries
A brain injury involves a trauma to the head which may leave the sufferer with cognitive, emotional, and physical damage.
Only a handful of individuals experience cognitive and emotional symptoms a year after a mild, or “non-traumatic”, brain injury, however there is certainly no shortage of disagreement between medical experts about the framework in which persistent symptoms after a mild head injury should be considered and subsequently treated.
A traumatic brain injury is clearly a more serious occurrence, although does not always involve an open head wound or skull fracture; loss of consciousness may not even occur at times.
Some common causes of a traumatic brain injury can be as a result of a road traffic accident, a fall, or even as a result of a violent assault. A traumatic brain injury is an injury generally caused by a trauma to the head. Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.
This can result in a mild or serious traumatic brain injury; mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. Serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain,
Devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries
Symptoms of brain injury for a traumatic (or non-traumatic) brain injury can include headaches, seizures, personality changes, confusion, trouble in communicating, difficulty with reason, blurred vision in one or both eyes, focus and logic and memory impairment.
The devastating effects of a brain injury on those suffering is often quite obvious and impactful to family and friends, and therefore the right support from the outset to maximise recovery for these types of injuries is essential. The effects such brain injuries have can be life changing for both the individual and their family.
The appropriate treatment will invariably involve some form of rehabilitation; the complexity and sometimes subtle impacts of a traumatic brain injury may mean you need a rehabilitation expert with specialist knowledge and experience to spot and deal with the nuanced effects of the injury.
Traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation
Every year thousands of people in the UK acquire a brain injury through no fault of their own, and its far-reaching impact on those suffering (along with their family, and friends) is often understated and underestimated.
As stated above, a brain injury can be from road traffic accidents but can also occur by an accident at work, assault, or even through medical negligence.
As experts in this field, we are all too familiar with the impact a brain injury has on an individual (not to mention their family, and friends) and we also realise that this brings on other pressures such as financial, if a person can no longer work for example.
We are ideally placed to assist you, and this means from the outset we focus on your rehabilitation and recovery. Rehabilitation can include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as psychiatric care and social support. All of these are designed to help a party recover from the effects of the injury as much as possible.
Making a compensation claim after brain injuries
Unfortunately, those who suffer from brain injury are often left with long-term damaging effects either in the form of a physical or psychological injury. What we aim to do is to help as best as we can to put the injured person back in the position, they would have been in had the injury not happened.
Our specialist injuries solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with the multitude of factors that must be considered when representing a client with a brain injury. We have assisted multiple clients with such life-changing injuries, and we always ensure that we put the client’s needs at the centre of the process.
We fight hard to bring justice to a vulnerable group of individuals whose lives will never be the same.* Disclaimer: The information on the Anthony Gold website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.*