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    Brain Injury Claims Scotland

    Even a relatively minor brain injury such as a concussion can be a difficult or upsetting experience, or to watch someone who you love experience. Brain injuries such as haematomas feature similar symptoms.

    If you are at all worried that you may have a brain injury, contact your doctor immediately.

    Whether a brain injury impacts on your daily life, and for how long, depends on the type and severity of the brain injury.

    It will most likely require immediate medical attention and treatment but could also require longer-term rehabilitation by a specialist or team of specialists, adjustments to the home or workplace, or other support needs.

    If you acquire a brain injury in an accident which was not your fault, you can claim compensation to cover any costs associated with it.


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    If the accident which led to the brain injury was caused by someone else, for example through a negligent act when driving, or if your employer causes a workplace accidence, you may be able to claim compensation.

    Even if you or your loved one were partially at fault for the accident, such as in a car accident which involved two speeding vehicles, you can still claim compensation, although the amount you receive may be reduced.

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    Common Types of Brain Injury


    • Caused by a blow to the head, or a sudden major jolt causing the brain to move quickly.
    • The brain moving suddenly within the skull causes damage to delicate tissues.
    • Impairments to functionality are usually temporary, but may be permanent.

    Brain haematoma:

    • Epidural haematoma:

    Caused by trauma, such as a fractured skull to the temple. Blood builds up in the epidural space between the brain and the skull. This can cause significant brain injury.

    • Subdural haematoma:

    Caused by a minor or severe blow to the head. Blood leaks into the brain after an injury to the veins inside the brain. Symptoms can develop quickly, or more slowly, depending on the speed of the leak.

    • Intracerebral haematoma:

    Caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure, by trauma or a tumour for example. Injury occurs within the brain tissue. Can also cause severe brain injury, depending on the severity of the trauma.

    Symptoms – Concussions

    •  Headache or a feeling of pressure
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Dizziness or ‘seeing stars’
    • Confusion or fogginess
    • Vision problems like blurriness
    • Auditory problems like ringing in the ears
    • Memory problems such as amnesia about the event which caused the injury
    • Temporary loss of consciousness
    • Long-term physical and emotional problems, called ‘post-concussion syndrome’

    Symptoms – Haematomas

    • Severe headache which worsens over time
    • Confusion
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Dizziness
    • Personality changes, such as being unusually aggressive or rapid mood swings
    • Feeling drowsy
    • Slurred speech



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