Brain Injury Compensation
Head injuries can range from a mild concussion to permanent, life-changing injuries. While the recovery time for a minor head injury can be short, a serious brain injury can lead to long-term physical disabilities. If you have suffered a brain injury you may experience behavioural or psychological changes that cause difficulties long after your accident, so making a compensation claim for a head injury can be a complicated and lengthy process. A severe traumatic brain injury affects more than just the injured person. It also affects family members and friends who love and are close to the person who is injured.
The effects and severity of a brain injury can vary. Symptoms may include cognitive difficulties, memory loss, poor concentration. Our brain injury solicitors at Russell & Russell solicitors have worked with adults and children who have brain injuries because of accidents at work, road traffic accidents, medical negligence, assaults and attacks. If you have suffered a brain injury from an accident, contact our Personal Injury team to discuss your case.
What is a severe brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that goes through a brain issue can cause traumatic brain injuries. Severe head injuries require immediate medical attention because there is a risk of serious brain damage. If you have had a severe head injury and there is a chance you may have a brain injury, you will have a CT scan to assess the seriousness of the injury. Mild brain injuries may affect you temporarily, more serious traumatic brain injuries can result in long-term complications or death.
How is brain injury severity determined?
After an injury to the brain, your brain injury is commonly rated as mild, moderate, and severe. Often, the full effects of the brain injury are not fully understood until after the victim has passed through the Post-Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) stage. The length of the PTA indicates the severeness of the injury.
How much compensation can I claim for a brain or head injury?
If your claim is successful the amount of compensation you can claim for a brain or head injury can vary depending on the extent of your injuries. In some of the severe cases where the victims require lifelong care and support, the compensation can be settled for millions of pounds.
How to claim for a brain or head injury
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident that has led to a severe brain injury and you would like to speak to a personal injury solicitor, call Russell & Russell and one of the team will talk through your circumstances and advise the next steps to your claim.
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