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Statistics released by Headway, the brain injury association, show an increase of 23% for female head injury hospital admissions since 2005.
Males are 1.5 times more likely than females to be admitted to hospital for a head injury. However, as the graph above shows, the numbers in real terms are in decline. In 2005-06 there were 49,756 cases of female head injury cases while in 2016-17 that increased to 61,438.
Doctors see this as a significant and worrying trend and cannot at this time, pinpoint a reason for the increase.
Further research is required as there are many possibilities as to the cause of head injuries. One reason being widely looked into is the effect of concussion in women’s sports, particularly in contact sports such as rugby, or sports that involve the use of the head, such as football. As these sports become more popular, more research is required to see if women are more susceptible to receiving head injuries.
There are of course many other reasons for sustaining a head injury from a car accident, medical negligence, physical assault or a military injury to name just a few.
If you have suffered a head or brain injury from any kind of accident and you need to make a head injury claim for compensation, Blackwater Law are specialist head injury solicitors and can advise you if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. We offer free initial advice and we will take a case on a no win no fee basis, meaning you will only have to pay for our services if your claim is successful.
We also have a personal injury compensation claim calculator which can give you an idea of the compensation you might expect to receive for your head injury.