Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

At Head Injury UK we specialise in obtaining rehabilitation and compensation for people who have suffered moderate or severe brain injury.  Our experience has also helped people with less severe brain injury, whose cases can be challenging as treating doctors can often overlook the signs of mild traumatic brain injury.

What is it?

Mild traumatic brain injury is defined by the World Health Organisation to include: confusion, loss of consciousness of up to 30 minutes, post-traumatic amnesia for up to 24 hours and a Glasgow Coma Score of 13-15 at least ½ hour after the injury.


Statistics show mild traumatic brain injuries account for up to 90% of all traumatic brain injuries.  Luckily the vast majority of people make a complete recovery, with rest, within a few weeks.  However a small number suffer persistent symptoms which are often subtle and difficult to isolate as mild traumatic brain injury, as they can be similar to those of depression or PTSD.

Medical Advances

Advances in MRI scanning analysis however have shown damage to white matter in the brains of mild traumatic brain injury patients.  This may explain why some people do not recover fully and complain of ongoing symptoms, such as fatigue and poor memory.  More research though is needed to fully understand the injury.

Head Injury UK

Together with helping clients with severe brain injury claims, our expert head injury solicitors also assist those with minor traumatic brain injury, which can be debilitating.  If you want to discuss how we may be able to help you, please contact Andy Shaw.

What our clients say

We know that we have been extremely fortunate to have had such a consummate PI lawyer in Andy acting on our behalf but we have also been blessed by having had his support, trust, friendship and loyalty throughout. We cannot ever thank him enough.

The compensation Nicola has received has helped her move from a tiny council flat into a massive bungalow which has been specifically adapted. It has enabled her to have a better life.

If it was not for the help of my solicitor I don't know where I would have been today. He provided a great deal of emotional support and secured compensation at various stages from the insurance company to fund my treatment and allow me to live. He was there from start to finish.

Higgs & Sons acted for us for 5 years until our daughters claim for personal injuries was finally settled. Ian remains a trustee of our daughters trust fund and we now look upon him as a friend.