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Action for Brain Injury Week – Support for Everybody

Author: Daxa Patel  Bullet  Dated: 18/05/2015

All this week we are supporting 'Action for Brain Injury Week', it's about campaigning for increased support for those who have suffered a brain injury and are vulnerable. Brain injuries can range from the mild to the severe, and not only affect the injured party, whatever end of the spectrum you're on, we can help you reach your full potential.

Action for Brain Injury Week

Brain Injuries Can Affect Everybody

There are 2 distinct categories of brain injury, Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and non-traumatic. It is also worth noting that we have experts who specialise in brain injuries from birth.

Brain injuries from birth include conditions such as cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy can occur before, during or shortly after birth and in some cases is a result of the failure of your medical team. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, so finding the right support for your child is essential for them to lead a high quality of life. The correct care package can also help to alleviate some of the stress you feel as the primary caregiver to your child.

Traumatic brain injuries acquired through a road traffic accident can create a sudden life change that you never would have expected. The extent of the brain injury is reliant on the severity of the accident which also has an impact on the type of aftercare you'll require. Putting you in a position where you can get on with your life and live past your injury is the job of your solicitor, and they can take the perpetrator of your accident to task over their wrongdoing.

Non-traumatic brain injuries can include things like strokes and brain tumours. These are the kinds of brain injuries that should have been picked up by your GP or at a hospital but they may have been missed, causing life changing consequences. You'll need to seek advice on care in the home, residential care and tackle issues with mental capacity and a possible medical negligence claim.

Getting Support After a Brain Injury

All of these conditions, and the people that fall victim to them, are what Action for Brain injury Week is all about. The right help and advice is essential to progression and choosing a multi-disciplined team to handle your case is a step in the right direction. Simpson Millar LLP's medical negligence team can help with the investigation of your injury, provide experts to research the cause, and legal support to progress your claim.

If the claim involves a child, we can help you to gain the educational support they may need as a child with special educational needs (SEN). If you require further treatment, or have issues with transport and access to benefits that you'll now be entitled to, we can help.

To ensure that we are providing you with the best service we can, we will also assign you a case manager that will be there for you every step of the way. Brain injuries are life changing, but what you do after tragedy strikes can change life in a positive way.

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