Every year in the UK there are over a million attendances at A&E as a result of TBI usually due to physical trauma to the head which results in hundreds of claims being issued by brain injury solicitors. A "closed injury" occurs when there is trauma to the head without penetration resulting in the brain twisting and turning on its axis or banging against the skull causing localized or widespread damage. The absence of loss of consciousness does not mean that an injured person has not suffered permanent damage and permanent injury can occur without direct physical contact with an object. An “open injury” occurs where there is penetration of the skull by an object however patients often make virtually a full recovery even though the initial visual impact of such physical damage can be severe.
The definition of what is a permanent damage may be disputed within the medical profession however there is general acceptance that it is present if any of the following four conditions occur as a result of trauma or accident:
• loss of consciousness
• focal neurological deficit
• alteration in mental state at the time of the accident (e.g., feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused)
• loss of memory for events immediately before or after the accident
Legal Claim UK is a network of personal injury solicitors operating nationwide. All of our brain injury solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and compensation is paid in full with no deductions. Our claims are completely risk free and win or lose there is no charge. You do not have to fund or finance your claim as it proceeds and you do not have to pay for medical reports, court fees or any other expenses. Our solicitors are recognised by ‘Headway’ the national brain injury charity and your claim will be in safe experienced hands. If you would like free legal advice with no obligation just complete the contact form and a specialist lawyer will phone you as soon as possible. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further then you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our advice.
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