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Key facts about brain injury

Key facts about brain injury

  • At least 1 million people in the UK are living with the effects of a long-term brain injury
  • Every 90 seconds somebody is admitted to a UK hospital with a traumatic brain injury
  • 10,000 – 20,000 severe traumatic brain injuries occur every year in the UK
  • Men are twice as likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury than women
  • 15-24 year old men and 80+ year old men are most at risk of traumatic brain injury

The effects of a brain injury

  • Behaviour and personality changes
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Anger issues
    • Lack of motivation
  • Mental or cognitive problems
    • Memory loss
    • Low concentration
    • Confusion
  • Physical effects
    • Disorientation
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches
    • Seizures
    • Nausea
    • Insomnia
    • Coordination problems
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Sensitivity to sound
    • Sensory problems – blurred vision, bad taste in mouth, ringing in ears
    • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
    • Pupil dilation
    • Fluid seepage from nose or eyes

The causes of traumatic brain injury

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Acts of violence
  • Military accidents

The causes of non traumatic brain injury

  • Stroke
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Tumour
  • Illness (forms of cancer)
  • Brain infections
  • Other infections

The types of brain injury

  • Brain concussion – the most common and least severe
  • Closed head injury – an impact which doesn’t break the skull
  • Penetrating head injury – an object fractures the skull and impacts the brain tissue
  • Diffuse brain injury – Rapid head movement causes the brain to move back and forward striking the skull
  • Brain contusion – bruised or swollen brain tissue following a skull fracture or break
  • Haematoma – bleeding around the brain
  • Epidural haematoma – bleeding between the skull and outer layer of the brain
  • Intracerebral haematoma – bleeding in the brain tissue

Key facts about Moore Blatch Solicitors

  • We offer a bespoke, personal service
  • Access to the highest quality rehabilitation services
  • More than 40 year brain injury claim experience
  • An unbeatable track record with many multi-million pound settlements
  • The leading barristers and medical experts

Have you, or somebody you know, suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident which wasn’t your fault? Call Moore Blatch Solicitors today for the legal advice and practical support you need.