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Head injury compensation

The human brain is extremely vulnerable to impact. According to the Brain Injury Resource Foundation, each year in the UK approximately 125,000 people are admitted to hospital having suffered from some sort of brain injury. If you have suffered an injury to your head, this may mean that your brain has been damaged in some way. Unfortunately, the brain surface can be torn and bruised as it collides with the skull, despite the protective bone surrounding the skull and it is possible for blood vessels and nerves to be damaged. These injuries are likely to cause bleeding, swelling or a build up of fluid in the head, this, in turn, puts pressure on the brain and in certain circumstances can cause severe brain injury.

A quick guide to head injuries

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How a head injury can occur

There are many ways in which a head injury can occur, for example:

  • falling due to a defective pavement or road surface
  • falling from height at work or a blow to the head from some sort of equipment or machinery
  • a road traffic accident or even being struck by an object at a public event or spectacle

The effects of a head injury

If you have sustained a severe head injury, your everyday life may be affected in many ways. These can include:

  • physical
  • sensory
  • hormonal
  • emotional
  • cognitive effects

You may not be able to drive or work. You may be experiencing problems with your memory and vision and your friends and family may have commented that your general behaviour has changed. It is important that you receive the correct treatment to aid recovery. You may require various types of treatment including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and psychotherapy.

Why make a claim for compensation?

We understand that no amount of compensation can restore a person’s life to how it was before a catastrophic head injury. However, it is not only the pain and suffering you have endured which needs to be taken into account. We understand that it is important to consider your rehabilitation needs, the cost of which can be substantial. It is our primary objective to secure the best treatment and rehabilitation for you and therefore the best compensation outcome.

At What’s My Claim Worth we employ the sharpest minds to assist you in making a claim. We have in-house doctor/surgeon who can assist us in assessing any potential claim as well as advising you, the client.

If you have suffered a head injury it is important that you seek the advice of a specialist solicitor who is experienced in dealing with these types of claims. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer such an injury due to the circumstances that were not your fault and may be the responsibility of someone else, contact the What’s My Claim Worth team of specialist personal injury lawyers who will be able to advise you on your rights. If we are able to assist you with your claim, we can represent you at no cost to you on a no win, no fee basis.

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