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Daniel

Daniel sustained a traumatic brain injury just over a year ago. It was the result of a car accident in which no other vehicles were involved. He spent six weeks in intensive care and then had three months of rehabilitation to help him walk and talk again. He has had some seizures since his injury. He still has outpatient therapy.

  • Background

    Daniel has a long-term girlfriend and, since his injury, lives at home with his parents and younger brother. He works in retail, but has not returned to his job since...

  • Age at interview 21
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Rob

    On tour in Afghanistan, Rob was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was triggered. He lost his sight as a result and sustained numerous other injuries.

  • Background

    Rob is a soldier and, since his injury, has returned to college to study. At the time of the interview, Rob was married and expecting his first child. Ethnic background’...

  • Age at interview 24
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Louise

    Louise was at a music festival in Spain when it appears she may have fallen from a pylon. She broke bones, sustained a brain injury and thirty-five percent of her body was burned. She does not remember her injury happening.

  • Background

    Louise is a photographer. She is single and lives with flatmates. Ethnic background’ Middle Eastern/English.

  • Age at interview 31
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Ed

    Ed was cycling work when he sustained a traumatic brain injury. There were no witnesses or CCTV footage and he does not remember what happened. Since his injury, he has experienced fatigue, irritability and can be sensitive to noise.

  • Background

    Ed is married and has a son who is five years old. He works as a business manager for a large bank. Ethnic background’ White/Other (Jewish).

  • Age at interview 42
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Marina

    Marina's son Daniel (Interview 12) sustained a serious traumatic brain injury just over a year ago in 2011. Thankfully, Daniel survived and has made significant progress in his recovery. Marina looked after him during his recovery.

  • Background

    Marina is married with two sons, aged 22 and 15. Daniel (Interview 12) is her older son. He had a traumatic brain injury just over a year before she was...

  • Age at interview 54
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Nick Y

    Nick was cycling home from a shopping centre one evening when he had his injury. A bus ran over his ankle and foot. The damage was extensive, so he had to have the lower part of his leg amputated below the knee. This was not Nick's first experience of a life-changing injury; his son, Jamie (Interview 34) sustained a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic collision.

  • Background

    Nick is a retired chartered surveyor. He is divorced, lives alone and has two children, age 37 and 35. Ethnic background’ White English.

  • Age at interview 68
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Nick Z

    As a hobby, Nick enjoyed racing motorbikes. He was on a track in Spain when he came off his motorbike and broke his neck. He is now a quadriplegic, paralysed from the chest down.

  • Background

    Nick is married with three children, aged 12, 11 and 5 years old. He worked in business development, but has not returned to work since his injury. Ethnic background’ White/English.

  • Age at interview 49
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Jack

    Jack's leg was amputated and he now uses a prosthetic leg.

  • Background

    At the time of publishing this website, this person was in the process of filing a compensation claim. We cannot display further information until the case has been resolved.

  • Sex/Gender Male
  • John

    He had a spinal cord injury.

  • Background

    At the time of publishing this website, this person was in the process of filing a compensation claim. We cannot display further information until the case has been resolved.

  • Sex/Gender Male