By Rick Wilshaw
There are essentially two main types of acquired brain injuries. Namely, those which are traumatic and those which are non-traumatic.
Acquired Brain Injuries
An acquired brain injury may otherwise be known as ABI.
This relates to something which has specifically occurred and affected the brain as a result of an event after birth and does not relate to damage to the brain which has developed from neurodegenerative disorders, but rather event based occurrences which could be accidents, head injury, an assault or even as a by-product of neurosurgery. They can also occur as a result of changes to the brain as a direct result of the contraction of medical conditions, such as brain tumours.
This type of injury to the brain can be classified further into non-traumatic and traumatic.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
These often occur as a result of a blow to the head, which in turn causes the brain to bleed, move about, or become bruised within the skull.
Unfortunately, many types of accidents can result in traumatic brain injury being suffered, and these can include the following events and scenarios:
A sharp blow to the skull with a blunt or heavy object
Banging your head as a result of a fall
Falling from ladders, from a motorbike or even a slip or trip
As a result of an involvement in a car accident or other vehicle road traffic accident
As a result of an accident at work
Being hit by a car
Falling from a horse or bicycle
Minor slips, trips or falls
Non Traumatic Brain Injuries
This type of injury occurs as an effect of an intervention via an external or internal source which could relate to brain tumours, alcohol or other substance abuse, infection (viral or non-viral), poisoning or indeed as the product of other contracted diseases or medical conditions. This type of injury to the brain does not generally relate to the types of injuries which are sustained as a result of an accident or injury, but rather lean more towards those which occur as a result of a contracted medical condition or disease.
The Effects Of Acquired Brain Injuries
The effects of any type of brain injury are far reaching, affecting both the physical and mental condition of those affected. Each individual will be affected differently, but needless to say that the results will be far reaching and influential to all parts of a person’s life and well being.
Rick Wilshaw is a copywriter and PR professional who specialises in working with legal and medical firms. He is currently working with Jefferies Solicitors Altrincham, a firm of solicitors established for over 18 years, who provide personal injury law services covering accident claims and personal injury claims including medical negligence claims, head and brain injury claims, accidents at work.
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