How common are acquired brain injuries?
ABIs are becoming more common in the UK. According to Headway data, acquired brain injuries were responsible for nearly 350,000 hospital admissions in 2016-17. That figure, says the brain injury association, is around 531 admissions for every 100,000 people.
This figure has increased by 10% since 2005 too.
85% of the number of these hospital admissions equate to individuals – rather than repeat admissions. And it doesn’t include people who die before they can be taken to hospital. Thankfully, however, “the majority of people admitted with ABI survive.”
In a March 2019 parliamentary committee hearing, it was revealed that as many as 1.4 million people are living with a brain injury in the UK. And every one of those people has different financial, emotional and physical costs to bear.
That’s why, if you or a loved one suffered an injury that was the fault of someone else, making an acquired brain injury compensation claim can make all the difference when it comes to your future care and rehabilitation needs. And it’s where our dedicated team of lawyers can help.