Head Injury Accident Claims
You probably do not need to be told that if you suffer an injury to the head the results could be severe. Accordingly an injury to the head, regardless of whether it is minor or major, could result in a large compensation claim. Head wounds can result in both physical and / or mental injuries and compensation can be claimed for both.
Compensation for Head Injuries
The following are some examples of when you could make a head injury compensation claim:
- Injury sustained following a road traffic accident
- Slips, trips and falls at work or in public such as a supermarket
- Clinical / medical negligence such as lack of oxygen to the brain during surgery
Common symptoms of suffering from a head injury are: concussion, headaches, blurred vision, drowsiness, fatigue and loss of concentration. The more serious symptoms associated with head injuries include: memory loss, physical disability, mental disability and brain damage.
Head injury compensation aims to compensate the victim for the injuries they have suffered but also any consequential loss including (but not limited to) damage to property, medical bills such as prescriptions, care costs, modifications to the home and loss of income. The actual amount of compensation will vary case to case and will depend on a number of things including the severity of the injuries, the recovery time, government guidelines and the amount of compensation awarded in previously decided cases. The following is a rough guide to the levels of compensation:
- Minor Head Injury – up to £8,000
- Minor Brain Damage – up to £30,000
- Moderate Brain Damage – up to £140,000
- Severe Brain Injury – up to £180,000
- Very Severe Brain Injury – up to £250,000
If you would like to make a head injury compensation claim then you should appoint our personal injury solicitors** Bradford to work on your case well within three years of the date of the accident, otherwise you may be barred from bringing a claim. In the case of a child this period is extended up to three years after the child’s 18th birthday. Any claim brought outside of this time will require special permission from the courts.
Head and Brain Injury Lawyers Bradford
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Our head injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call us on 01274 051 685^, or if you wish to make an online enquiry please use our contact form.