Suffering a brain injury in an accident can often be a life changing event. Brain injuries often require a lot of medical assistance and rehabilitation, which of course comes at a cost. It also in most cases means that you will have to pause or end your working career altogether resulting in a loss of earnings. Our specialist brain injury department are here to support and advise you with your compensation claim.
What is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury normally surfaces after serious trauma to the head in cases such as road traffic accidents or workplace accidents. The trauma damages the brain cells and can cause several symptoms depending on the are of the brain affected. Focal brain damage is to a localized area and can affect only that area of the brain resulting in loss of the particular function that brain manages. Damage to several areas of the brain is referred to as a closed head injury.
Brain damage can also arise from medical negligence where the treatment has been below standard and the patient has not had enough oxygen and the brain suffers a stroke. We have also dealt with cases where the brain, following a head injury, has started to swell and the medical professionals have failed to spot it in time. Unfortunately, a larger proportion than usual personal injury cases concerning the brain lead to severe injuries and fatalities.
Examples of some of the injuries we have helped people in the past include skull fractures, brain damage, head trauma, severe concussion and acquired brain injuries such as brain tumours and strokes.
Symptoms of a brain injury
- A permanent headache
- Difficulty speaking
- Fits or seizures
- Blurred Vision
- Blood or clear fluid from ears or nose
- Unusual breathing pattern
Most symptoms of a head or brain injury are obvious, however if you have or noticed someone else has the following symptoms following an accident it is time to go to the hospital and speak with our experts.
What Scott Rees can do to help
Here at Scott Rees & Co we have a specialist catastrophic injury department lead by Chris Walker who will guide and help you from day one. At the first instance we will always lend a ear and listen to what’s happened and give you free and confidential advice on how to proceed and what’s involved. We understand in cases such as brain injuries that it is a traumatic time for everyone involved, not just the injured party.
With you all the way
We always put the client first before anything else and with brain injury claims this is no different. We understand that the patient may not be able to leave the hospital or home so we will make sure to visit to explain the situation, the next steps and to make sure everything is OK. If you need a translator we employ several multi-lingual solicitors to cater for your needs. Whatever you need, we will do our utmost to do it.
Making a Brain Injury Claim
We specialise in brain and head injury compensation claims and have links with some of the best medical experts to help treat our clients. At Scott Rees and Co we appreciate that these types of injury are often devastating and can change the way you and your family live your lives.
That is why our service comes at no cost and we promise to use all of our expertise to ensure that if your, or your loved one’s, head or brain injury was caused in an accident that was not your fault, you get the help and support you need to get the compensation deserve.
How to contact us to make a claim for Brain Injury Claim?
If you or one of your loved ones has suffered a brain or head injury, either in an accident that wasn’t your fault or because of somebody else’s negligence, then you should call us today.