A brain or head injury compensation claim can be made in a number of circumstances, whether it is the a result of an accident at work, a road traffic accident or any other accident scenario. If someone else’s negligence led to you or someone you know being injured, then you are entitled to claim compensation. Thankfully, the majority of our compensation claim clients make a full recovery from their injuries and are able to return to a normal life after they have recuperated. However, when it comes to the brain and head, the implications of the injuries are far more serious.
Sadly, many such claimants do not make a full recovery and this overnight change can lead to devastating circumstances for both the injured person and their family. Symptoms can include paralysis, total amnesia, or brain damage with loss of motor function, and often leave the injured person requiring intensive 24/7 care for the remainder of their life, often leaving them unable to live at home.
Accidents that lead to serious injuries to the brain or head are usually associated with dangerous situations, whether it be a high speed road traffic accident, hazardous workplaces such as a construction site, or with falls from height. However, even accidents that often appear innocuous can lead to catastrophic injuries, including a slip on a hard floor, tripping on a dangerous pavement or even within a safe office environment.
As with all claims for personal injury compensation, the key element to a successful claim for brain and head injury compensation is to be able to hold someone liable for the accident that lead to the injuries. This could be employer negligence, a 3rd party driver, a local authority or any other business or organisation that is responsible for the location where the accident occurred.
We understand that you may be uncertain if you or your loved one has a viable claim for brain and head injury compensation and that you will be distressed and concerned about the future. Therefore, we advise that you contact us at the earliest opportunity to discuss your situation with us. We know your rights, can help you to understand where you stand, and what you may be able to do to make a claim for brain and head injury compensation,
Why claim compensation?
Facing the potential consequences of a serious brain or head injury, the motivation for making a claim for injury compensation is obvious. A person may be left unable to work again and will require permanent care, and if they are to be able to live at home again, expensive alterations to their property to make it suitable for their needs. In many cases some of the symptoms of serious brain or head injuries are invisible, particularly memory loss, brain damage or loss of certain senses such as taste or smell. When viewed in this light, it is clear that someone should be fairly compensated for being placed in such a difficult position.
People suffering with the consequences of serious brain and head injuries can make a claim for compensation against the people or organisation responsible for their injuries. A successful claim will help with medical costs, provide money to pay for ongoing care fees and most importantly reclaiming any lost income and future losses of income. Making a claim on a no win no fee basis is your legal right. If successful, it will fairly compensates you for injuries and losses that were not your fault.
- A successful claim will provide a settlement that can pay for private medical treatment and rehabilitation therapies to maximise recovery and quality of life.
- The settlement will include lost income now and in the future (if you are prevented from working again because of the brain and head injuries). Lost income claims are known as special damages claims.
- The settlement could provide funds to enable a family member to reduce their work commitments so that they can be a carer for their loved one.
We can help you to make a brain and head injury compensation claim on a no win no fee basis. With Direct2Compensation you can be assured that the specialist solicitors with whom we work will never charge you if your claim does not succeed. A successful claim will lead to a compensation settlement being made to you, with the value of the claim including any lost income and incurred costs as well as a settlement for the injuries and medical treatment that you have sustained.
Claiming on behalf of the injured party
The injured person may well be left severely brain damaged and unable to care for themselves or manage their affairs without assistance and support. In these circumstances, it is likely that someone in such a situation would be unable to make a claim on their own. Therefore, they may appoint someone to manage their legal affairs and protect their rights for them.
This person could be a spouse, parent or other suitable next of kin such as a child or someone who has obtained a legal power of attorney over their loved one’s affairs.
|Severity of Brain or Head Injury||Compensation Amount|
|Very severe brain damage||£214,000 - £338,000|
|Moderately severe brain damage||£166,000 - £236,000|
|Moderate brain damage||£32,000 - £184,000|
|Less severe brain damage||£11,650 - £36,000|
|Minor brain or head injury||£1,600 - £11,000|
|Epilepsy||£8,000 - £125,000|
How Direct2Compensation can help you
To begin with, we can give you useful advice and help you to understand your rights. We have a simple and easy to understand claims process and can help you to find the right solicitor to pursue your claim.
We can advise you on important issues, such as helping you to make sure that the details of your accident and injuries have been properly reported and recorded to the right people, and can also give you a good understanding about how the no win no fee claims process works.
Whether they involve catastrophic permanent injuries or short term consequences, Direct2Compensation are experts in managing claims for brain and head injuries. We have successfully helped claimants following accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slipping accidents and many other situations.
To find out more about your compensation rights or to start your claim today, call us on 01225 430285 or if you prefer, we can call you back. In just a few minutes on the telephone with you, we’ll obtain the initial information needed for our solicitors to commence a claim.
Direct2Compensation are regulated by the Claims Management Regulator in respect of regulated claims management activities. Our authorisation number is: CRM33541, details of which can be found on the regulators website at www.claimsregulation.gov.uk