Each year, around a million people attend A&E Departments here in the UK, reporting an injury to their head following accidents in the workplace, road traffic accidents, trips / slips and assaults. A surprisingly large number of them will have suffered a ‘subtle’ brain injury.
The vast majority are discharged without admission to hospital, without further investigation (eg, a CT or MRI scan) and without any follow-up. Whilst the symptoms of a significant brain injury are easier to identify, unfortunately, it is quite common for a ‘subtle’ brain injury to be missed.
In cases of ‘subtle’ brain injury, the effects of the injury are often only revealed when a person returns to their ‘normal life’. Even then, the changes might not be immediately obvious. However, the impact upon the person and those around them can be significant and wide-ranging; for example:
- Behavioural & personal problems (eg, personality changes, social issues, depression, mood swings)
- Physical problems (eg, tiredness, dizziness, light / noise sensitivity, difficulties with speech)
- Cognitive problems (eg, issues with: memory, attention / concentration, motivation, problem-solving, planning and information processing).
At Ashtons Legal, we understand just how serious a ‘subtle’ brain injury can be.
Our specialist brain injury lawyers offer a nationwide service. They are experts who are experienced in understanding what representing people who have suffered this type of injury are going through and what must be done to get the care and financial support they need. They will ensure that you have access to the leading experts in the fields of care, medicine and rehabilitation. Our lawyers are also experts at valuing and maximising the amount of compensation you receive.
Ashtons Legal understand that every injury victim is different and the affect an injury has differs from person to person and our specialist lawyers will work closely with you every step of the way.
Ashtons Legal offer a free initial, no obligation, consultation. If you already have a solicitor, for your peace of mind, we are happy to review your case. We are also able to offer “no win, no fee” funding arrangements in most cases.