Head injury compensation claims

The organs in our head play a vital part in everyday life and are the most important part of the body.

Therefore, it is important to get medical treatment and care immediately for head injuries.

head injury can range from a minor bump or concussion to skull fractures and severe brain damage. Some head injuries often don’t appear straightaway and even if you think everything is fine, it is still important to get medical help.

Injuries to the head are most often caused by road traffic accidents. In a car accident the severe airbag impact and whiplash movement can cause injuries to the brain and head. Cyclists tend to suffer more head injuries due to having less protection from other vehicles. You may also have suffered a head injury from an accident at work on a construction site or from a slip or fall on the pavement.

What are the types of Head or Brain Injury?

You may experience pain or symptoms immediately after the accident or it could take several days. Some of the most common head or brain injuries include:

  • Memory loss
  • Concussion
  • Headaches/Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Skull fractures
  • Scalp lacerations
  • Haemorrhaging

A head or brain injury should be treated carefully to enable a full recovery. This could mean you have to take time off work, lose earnings and have to pay for recovery treatment. To help ease the financial burden, it is important that you take advice on making a claim for head injury compensation.

Typical Head Injury Compensation Amounts

Examples of compensation amounts awarded for head and brain injuries:

  • Minor injuries with no brain damage – up to £7,000*
  • Minor brain damage with good recovery – up to £23,500*
  • Severe brain injury – up to £155,000*

*Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar head injuries.

It is advisable to seek medical advice from your GP or local hospital as soon as possible following a head or brain injury as they will be able to recommend the best treatment for you. The GP/Hospital records of your head injury are used when making your personal injury claim.

If you have suffered a head injury and it was someone else’s fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our Solicitors can help you make a no win no fee claim for compensation.

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