Concussion can be easy to miss because there may be no external sign of injury, no loss of consciousness or there may be other more immediately serious injuries that are focussed on. All patients are advised they are likely to recover from concussion quickly and this is the case for the majority of people. However, when this is not the case, there may be difficulties recognising the problems an individual continues to experience are due to the original concussion.
In our experience those with persistent symptoms may have difficulty explaining this to employers, family and doctors as they think they should have recovered by now. Also, the symptoms can be confused and overlap with other conditions such as depression or as a consequence of the traumatic event (such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
This can mean that the concussion or persisting symptoms can be missed and people can have difficulties getting access to the treatment, rehabilitation, education and support systems that they need. We understand the difficulty that this can cause, and we specialise exclusively in concussion and brain injury cases.
Sometimes it is the family member equally as much as the injured person that notices and feels that “they are simply just not right”. We work closely with those who we believe are the best concussion and brain injury specialists around the country and will make it a priority that you get access to the treatment, rehabilitation and support you need. We take over cases from other solicitors where the client or family members feels that they need advice from a specialist in concussion and brain injury claims.
If you would like some further advice or just someone to talk to then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. All initial advice is in absolute confidence at no charge and without any commitment.