Head injury compensation claims

If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury that was the fault of another then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Call our injury lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form to start a free case assessment.

The severity and consequences of head injuries can be extremely varied. It is important that the extent of a head injury is fully investigated at an early stage. The early provision of rehabilitation is crucial and can provide a great deal of support not only to the injured person, but also to their family. There is a large body of evidence to support the significant benefits that rehabilitation provides to those who have suffered a brain injury.

 

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation can include:

  1. physiotherapy
  2. occupational therapy
  3. speech and language therapy
  4. cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

 

How we can help

There can often be a lot of financial pressure on the injured person and/or their family, so early requests for interim payments are important in reducing the financial burden at what is already a stressful time. Interim payments may not only be required to meet normal daily bills, but also to purchase specialist equipment.

The effects of head injuries can be subtle, so it is important that you instruct a specialist lawyer to ensure the full effects of the accident are investigated.

Our specialist team have strong links with medical experts and rehabilitation providers to ensure the severity of the injury is fully investigated and the potential for recovery is maximised. In the most serious cases we have long established links with: case managers; architects; care experts; technology aid experts; occupational therapists; and financial advisers. The team also benefits from having an in-house professional deputy to assist with the management of what can be substantial awards of damages.

 

Accident circumstances that may result in a head injury

Head injuries can be sustained in a number of ways, the most common being:

road traffic accidents (RTAs)
cycling accidents
pedestrian accidents
assaults
accidents at work
slips, trips and falls.

 

Impact of head injury

The brain is split into a number of different sections, which have been identified as controlling different functions. Injuries to the brain can cause an array of different symptoms including:

  1. cognitive damage, which can affect the way a person thinks, learns and remembers
  2. communication difficulties
  3. emotional and behavioural difficulties
  4. physical disabilities
  5. amnesia.

Brain cells do not regenerate when they are destroyed, but fortunately the brain is flexible and can reorganise itself. This is commonly referred to as ‘brain plasticity’. The extent and location of the damage to the brain will influence the potential for recovery and the time taken to achieve such recovery.

 

Contact us

If you or a loved one has had an accident resulting in a head injury and would like to make a claim for compensation, rehabilitation or loss of salary then please speak to our team of specialist Personal Injury (PI) lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.