Head injuries can be very serious and in cases where the brain has been affected, the injury can have a significant impact on how you are able to live your everyday life.

The symptoms of brain injury can be very subtle and the fact that someone has a brain injury is not always obvious to others which is why it is often called the “hidden disability”.

Even minor head injuries can cause long term problems which might include:

Cognitive problems:

  • Memory problems
  • Difficulties with attention and concentration
  • Difficulties with planning and problem-solving
  • Taking longer to think
  • Difficulties multi-tasking
  • Inability to understand and communicate with others
  • Loss of skills in managing day-to-day affairs

Physical and sensory problems:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Visual disturbances (double vision, blurred vision and difficulties with bright lights)
  • Inability to cope with loud noise
  • Loss of hearing
  • Feelings of dizziness / vertigo
  • Loss of physical feeling or movement
  • Altered sexual drive or function

Sleep Disturbances:

  • Altered sleep patterns
  • Fatigue

Behavioural and personality changes:

  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Being irritable or easily angered
  • Feeling depressed, tearful or anxious
  • Impulsivity and self-control problems
  • Feeling frustrated or impatient

Important to gain access to the very best medical experts

These are only a few of the most common symptoms that can occur but there are also many other possible problems. It can be frightening and distressing for anyone dealing with this wide range of problems.

Because of the wide array of symptoms it is important to gain access to the very best medical experts who will assess you and provide their recommendations for your treatment, rehabilitation and care.

Because of Thompsons Solicitors experience we will instruct only the most appropriate experts in a range of disciplines who will not only be able to provide detailed evidence about your injuries but also provide their recommendations for your future treatment, rehabilitation and care.