Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the result of physical trauma to the head causing damage to the brain. This damage can be focal, or restricted to a single area of the brain, or diffuse, affecting more than one region of the brain. By definition, TBI requires that there be a head injury, or any physical assault to the head leading to injury of the scalp, skull or brain. However, not all head trauma is associated with TBI.

The brain is a control centre for everything we think, feel, and do. It is somewhat fragile structure encased in a hard shell (the skull), so it is not surprising that any injury to the head can result in brain damage. Any damage to the brain can have profound and devastating effects on a person’s ability to manage their life.

Brain injury is more common than you may think.  The charity Headway estimates that each year 1 million people visit A&E departments with head injuries of which 135,000 are... Read in full...

The severity of an illness or injury is usually graded according to the amount of tissue that has been damaged and the extent to which normal function of the... Read in full...

TBI is sometimes known as acquired brain injury (ABI). The least severed and most common type of TBI is termed as a concussion, which is technically defined as a... Read in full...

Brain injury is often known as the "hidden disability" because the problems which arise from an injury to the brain are not always obvious to another person. Other people... Read in full...

There can be a varied response to TBI, a few of the most common side effects are listed here: Behaviour and personality Anxiety, depression, loss of motivation, difficulty controlling anger and... Read in full...

The word neuro means nerve and nervous system. The nervous system is made up of the brain, spine, and nerves. It is the most complex system in the body and... Read in full...

Here are a few statistics related to Head and Brain Injury: Read in full...

THE EFFECTS ON PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION ‘Mental Capacity’ is whether a person has sufficient capacity in law to make particular decisions.  If they do not have that capacity they are... Read in full...

As in most other sorts of injury, most of the recovery of brain tissue after an injury occurs by the innate and natural ability of the body to repair... Read in full...