Recent statistics released by the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum show an increase of nearly 35% of people being admitted to hospital with a head injury over the last 10 years. It is estimated that there are now around 20,000 cases of severe acquired brain injuries every year.
Head injuries can vary from mild to moderate and can include symptoms from concussion to head wounds or fractures of the skull. The most common causes of serious head injuries are accidents at work, accidents in the home, sporting accidents, road accidents and physical assaults.
There are several symptoms to look out for after an accident that may indicate a severe head injury. These include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Sudden fits or seizures
- Drowsiness and slurred speech
- Hearing loss or blurred/double vision
- Amnesia and memory loss
Severe head injuries can have devastating effects on people’s lives, not just for the person who has suffered the injury, but for their loved ones as well. Following a severe head injury, many people require long term care and help. It is important that this specialist care and rehabilitation is arranged and put into place as soon as possible, so recovery can begin.
Head injury claims – our experience
At Freeclaim Solicitors we have expert serious injury solicitors who have over 30 years’ experience dealing catastrophic and severe head injury claims. We have built considerable expertise and experience in winning numerous high value head injury claims, as well as helping clients with brain injury rehabilitation and longer term recovery and support.We work with many medical specialists, and can help arrange the best treatment and rehabilitation for you, whilst also working to secure early interim payments to cover the cost of these treatments.
If you, or a loved one, have sustained a serious brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it is important that you seek advice from a reputable and experienced brain injury lawyer. At Freeclaim Solicitors, we have membership of the Headway Panel (a directory of brain injury solicitors experienced in handling brain injury claims) and recommended by the Legal 500.
Call us today on 0800 612 7340 to find out how we can help. All enquiries are free and completely confidential.
Freeclaim Solicitors. Specialists in serious injury and head injury claims.