Brain Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of brain injuries can vary hugely depending on the severity of the accident - in some cases their full extent may not be immediately apparent.
Victims of brain injuries can display symptoms months after sustaining them and being discharged from hospital. One injury can mask the true severity of another.
Symptoms can include severe fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, loss of memory and sudden personality changes.
Other symptoms can involve disorientation, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and ringing in the ears. All the senses can be affected - even taste and the sense of smell.
Symptoms can be so severe or prolonged that they leave victims unable to work and earn a living.
To get specialist legal advice on No Win No Fee compensation claims, contact Coles Miller’s UK team of head and brain injury solicitors. Learn how they can help you.
Effect Of Head And Brain Injuries On Personality
Some of the personality changes can be subtle. It may be months before a pattern emerges and the family realises the stress the victim is suffering is a symptom of something more severe.
Victims of head injuries can become anxious, depressed or prone to sudden mood swings. They may find it difficult to concentrate.
Social situations may prove more difficult than they were before the accident - particularly ones involving noise and crowds. Victims may be less tolerant of bright lights.
In some cases, victims may become snappy and even aggressive with little or no warning, especially if the original injuries were at the front of the head. This is the area of the brain which controls behaviour.
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Impact On The Victim’s Family
Loved ones and friends may have to accept that the victim may never be the same person again. Their personality may be changed irrevocably.
This can put huge pressures on a marriage - especially if the injury results in money worries due to loss of earnings.
Victims will need compensation if their injuries leave them unable to work or force them to take a less well paid job involving simple and repetitive tasks.
Get Expert Legal Help
Coles Miller’s serious head and brain injury solicitors work with victims and their families all over the country for years to help them rebuild their lives.
Our specialist personal injury department is led by Coles Miller Partner Adrian Cormack, a UK Legal 500 recommended solicitor.
Contact Adrian Cormack for expert advice on claiming compensation following a serious injury, 01202 355695.