What is a TBI and How Does it Affect Brain Injury Compensation?
TBI is short for Traumatic Brain Injury (also known as an intracranial injury). This type of injury occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain and it can be classified based on severity, mechanism or other specific features including whether the injury was sustained in a specific location of the brain or over a widespread area. The term ‘head injury’ is sometimes used to refer to a TBI – however, this term encompasses a much broader category and can refer to other injuries such as damage to the scalp or the skull.
A TBI is one of the most complicated types of brain injuries that there is and if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a TBI, then the amount paid out if a brain injury compensation claim is successful is likely to be higher.
It is very important when you are filing your brain injury compensation claim that you hire a lawyer that fully understands the complications that are involved with a traumatic brain injury. This will help you get the right amount of brain injury compensation if your case is successful.
When it comes to locating the right lawyer to represent you in your case, you should always go with a brain injury specialist who has been accredited by certain legal organisations such as Lexcel or the Law Society. Law firms have to pass several tests to prove their worthiness in order to be accredited by these organisations, and when they have passed, they are provided with a ‘stamp of approval’ that proves that these law firms and the lawyers who work for them understand the myriad issues surrounding a brain injury compensation claim. Accreditations also provide assurance that the lawyer you have chosen will do everything it takes to win your case, so you or your loved one can receive the brain injury compensation that they deserve.
TBIs are especially likely to occur in children and young adults. The causes for this type of injury include falls, vehicle accidents and violence. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident or an act of violence that was caused by another individual and has ended up with a TBI, then it is recommended that you get in contact with a responsible and reliable law firm that can represent you or your loved one in a brain injury compensation case. These individuals have the skill and knowledge that is needed to assist with winning brain injury compensation.
Do not hesitate if you or a loved one has recently suffered a brain injury. Even if you do not have an injury that is as serious as a TBI, you may still be entitled to brain injury compensation – regardless of the severity of the injuries. Be sure to contact a law firm as soon as possible so that you can get started on the brain injury compensation process as quickly as possible. This way, if the case is won, then you or the party you are representing can benefit from the brain injury compensation much sooner.
This article explains what a TBI is and how it can affect brain injury compensation payouts. It also looks at how those who have been affected by a brain injury can find a lawyer that is equipped with the skills needed to provide excellent legal representation.