Following his serious accident on the ski slopes in France in which he sustained a near fatal brain injury, the former Formula One driver, Michael Schumacher was placed into a medically-induced coma by his doctors in Switzerland to try to relieve the pressure on his brain and aid his recovery.
The accident happened on 29 December 2013 and his doctors have announced this week that they are slowly starting to bring him out of the coma. For more information on this story, click here.
It is a slow, painstaking process and can often be very distressing for family members, as there is sometimes no indication of how a brain injury will have affected the injured person until they wake up.
The affects of a serious brain injury can be;
- Physical – affecting movement, balance and co-ordination.
- Behavioural – affecting personality and it is common for someone with a brain injury to change significantly from the person they once were.
- Cognitive – causing problems with memory, concentration and how they process information.
In severe cases the person injured is no longer able to support or care for themselves as they once could. This could mean that they can no longer do everyday tasks such as shopping and cooking, but it could also mean that they need round the clock care by healthcare professionals.
People who suffer a serious brain injury in accidents that were not their fault could be eligible for a substantial sum of compensation. At Ringrose Law we have a dedicated team of legal advisors who specialise in claims of this nature and ensure that their clients receive the compensation they deserve for their injury. We have many years experience in brain injury claims and work tirelessly to make sure that our clients receive all the specialist attention and care that they require as the result of their injury. We are also accredited to the list of approved solicitors published by leading brain injury charity Headway, demonstrating our capabilities and wealth of experiennce in working with clients with severe head injuries.
If you, or someone you know, has been the blameless victim of an accident and suffered a brain injury then you may be entitled to compensation. For further infroamtion contact Ringrose Law specialists in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Sleaford, Spalding or Newark.