Common brain injury terms

This page is designed to explain the meaning of some of the most common brain injury terms. Dealing with a brain injury of any kind has a significant impact on both the person who suffered the injury as well as those closest to them. If you are hearing lots of new terms that you are unfamiliar with, that can only add to the confusion and distress you already feel.

An A to Z glossary of brain injury terms

With that in mind, we’ve provided this A to Z glossary of brain injury terms, to help give you a clearer understanding of the different types of brain injury and what some of the associated words and medical phrases mean. Should you have any questions about any of the brain injury terms included here, or if you have heard a phrase that is not on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us or pick up the phone and call us on 0808 163 5045
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Brain injury support with Shoosmiths

The aim of this A to Z glossary of brain injury terms is to help you better understand brain injuries and some of the associated words and phrases. Dealing with such a life-changing event can be hugely distressing, and if you or a loved one has suffered an injury and someone else was at fault, Shoosmiths could help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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What to do next

No amount of money can ever undo what’s happened, but it could help you or your loved one along the road to brain injury rehabilitation

Discover more about the brain injury support we can provide by getting in touch online or calling 0370 086 8687.


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Who we work with

  • Brain Injury Group
  • Child Brain Injury Trust
  • Headway
  • SIA
  • Back Up
  • Macmillan
  • Danielles Flutterbyes
  • Forces
  • Bens Heroes Trust

Our accreditations

  • Accredited Personal Injury
  • Apil
  • Ama
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Legal 500
  • UK Chambers
  • The Society Of Clinical Injury Lawyers