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Headway, the brain injury charity, has released its latest head injury statistics in the UK. They make sober reading as based on the number of hospital admissions in 2013-14, they show a rise in the number of people suffering acquired brain injuries or ABI.
Key findings include:
Statistically, head injury has always affected men and in particular young men, more than any other part of society. However this research now shows that the number of women being admitted to hospital with more than superficial head injury has risen by a staggering 24% in 8 years. Even so men remain over 1½ times more likely to be admitted to hospital with a head injury. The data also shows that the number of people admitted to the hospital with an acquired brain injury which includes conditions such as stroke and encephalitis, has increased 10% over the same time.
The Headway figures highlight a concerning growth in the number of people suffering head injury who need medical treatment and the support of charities such as Headway. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury due to someone else's fault and need help on how to claim, please contact Ian Shovlin or call on 0800 073 0988 to see how we can help you.
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