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We know that there is a wealth of information surrounding general brain injuries and traumatic brain injury so here we clarify a few frequently asked questions.
This is an injury causing damage to the brain, usually caused by an external force, such as an impact, penetration or rapid acceleration/deceleration A traumatic brain injury can vary in severity, and can have varying impacts on the patient’s life, including affecting physical, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioural symptoms. It may be that the injury has been caused by inattention on someone else’s part, and as such, you may be able to make a brain injury claim to assist with any ongoing care needs or loss of earnings.
Every brain injury is unique and the effects will be different for everyone who experiences this type of injury. Some people may experience an exaggeration of their previous personality, while others may completely change their character.
Other effects on personality may be:
All of these changes in personality create difficulties for a patient’s family and friends, and in some cases, support from the caring sector is required. If the injury was caused by someone else’s actions, there may the option to employ the services of a brain injury solicitor to make a claim for brain injury compensation.