Brain Injury Claims
Any kind of injury can get very serious but not as serious as the ones on the brain can get. If your brain is working just fine- you can deal with other injuries in many different ways. However, a brain injury can really reset the way a human functions-jeopardizing his whole life. And, when the cause of the injury is someone else then you cannot just let that person get off easily. Not out of grudge but out f need- because brain injuries require the attention. As a result, rises the need for brain injury claims.
Brain Injury Claims: The Types of Brain Injuries
Acquired Brain Injury: This is the kind of brain injury that a person gets right after birth. He is not born with it but due to car accidents, slips or falls, or other such types of incidents this injury occurs.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): This type of injuries occurs due to evident physical abuse, car accidents, blow to the head, etc. Furthermore, it has its severity categories.
Mild TBI: In cases of mild TBI a person experiences dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, loss of memory or concentration, etc. However, it is usually considered mild if the person has not lost consciousness. But, mild TBI can get serious if you do not treat it.
Moderate TBI: In this case, a person usually experiences loss of consciousness for a while. It is accompanied by the same symptoms as that of mild TBI.
Severe TBI: These are often life-threatening cases that require immediate action. It includes the loss of consciousness almost always- with following symptoms like- bruising and bleeding in the brain, confusion, memory loss, brain damage, behavioral changes, cognitive, language, speech issues, etc. It may even cause death.
Concussions: A concussion is a brain injury that a hit to the body can cause- mainly this moves the rain inside the skull. As a result of it, a person may lose consciousness and have trouble functioning properly. The severity of concussions can vary as well. The most common cause of concussions in sports accidents and workplace accidents.
Subdural and Epidural Hematomas: These two involve injury to the skull. Subdural hematoma represents fractures on the skull. On the other hand, epidural Hematomas are even more serious that leads to brain damage and bleeding because of damage to the skull.
The Causes of Brain Injury
- When you are filing a claim, the cause of the injury is very important. If it was your fault- which the party ou accuse will probably try to prove- you must have substantial ground to stand on. The causes may be:
- Traffic accidents.
- Sports Injuries.
- Slip and Fall.
- Blow to the head.
- Industrial accidents.
- Workplace accidents.
- Medical negligence.
- Public place accident.
In each of these cases, there must be a person responsible who could prevent or stop the accident from occurring. For example, in the case of an industry accident, the supervisor should have checked a machine, or trained the worker for safety. In the case of public places- the government should have taken care of what had caused the accident.
What you need to file a claim
You mainly need the medical report stating the brain damage that has been caused. Furthermore, solicitors will ask for any proof that will assure that the accused was involved. You need to disclose the whole event as well.
What you can be compensated for
Non-Financial Damage: This mainly includes the pain, suffering, and extent of the injury you suffered. Solicitors try to come up with an amount that could compensate for your suffering.
Financial Damage: This takes care of the financial damage you incur. For example, the medical fees, the future medical fees, the wages missed and the future ones to be missed, transportation costs, etc.
Why do you need a solicitor?
Usually, such cases are sent to the insurance company of the accused- as a result, you will face strong competition if the accused does not admit to his fault. In this case, Personal Injury Solicitors Dublin will guide you and make things easier for you.
You should never let the accused escape out of the hands of justice. Today it was you but make sure that someone else does not suffer the same through the same.
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