A brain haemorrhage is any injury in which there is bleeding on or around the brain. The most common cause is a traumatic blow to the head or a haemorrhagic stroke (also know as a ruptured aneurysm).
Even a seemingly minor head injury can result in a brain haemorrhage, with symptoms sometimes taking as long as several weeks to develop. Medical investigation is essential following an accident if there is any reason to suspect the victim could be suffering from a bleed in the brain (see the list of symptoms below).
If you or someone close to you has suffered a brain haemorrhage as a result of a blunt trauma head injury or another form of accident, you may be entitled to make a brain injury compensation claim. Talk to Thompsons' personal injury solicitors today for more information.
The four types of brain haemorrhage
A patient may be diagnosed with one of four types of brain haemorrhage depending on where the bleeding is situated. These are as follows:
The consequences of a brain haemorrhage
Brain haemorrhages can result in serious long-term consequences: physical, cognitive and emotional.
Early diagnosis is critical if a patient is to reduce the possibility of long-term damage. CT scans and/or MRI scans may be used to achieve a diagnosis. Any of the following problems should prompt immediate medical investigation:
- Severe headaches
- Vision problems
- Loss of consciousness
Brain injury compensation claims
If you or someone close to you has suffered a brain haemorrhage as a result of another party's negligence – for example, a work accident, a road traffic accident or a slip, trip or fall – you may be able to claim compensation for your pain, injury, loss of amenity, expenses, care costs and more.
Talk to our brain injury compensation claim solicitor team today by calling us on 0800 0891 331.