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How Much Compensation For Brain Injury
Brain injuries can arise from several different situations. Often brain injuries occur when there has been some form of head injury preceding it. Because of this, the term ‘head injury’ is often used in the same context as a brain injury.
If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury in an accident or following negligence, the solicitors at First Personal Injury can help.
Symptoms of brain damage
Brain damage can lead to life-changing injuries, ranging from physical problems like impaired movement and mobility to poor balance, speech problems and reduced memory, all of which are recognised as cognitive impairment. Psychological problems are also linked to brain injuries. These can often place severe stress on relationships and result in upsetting and distressing circumstances for survivors and their families.
How Are Brain Injury Compensation Amounts Classified?
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As well as wanting to know how much compensation for brain damage, you may also appreciate knowing how your brain injury may be categorised and linked with a compensation amount. The classifications used for brain injuries range from very severe to minor, and some brain injuries can result in epilepsy.
In all personal injury cases, the amount of compensation you receive will be impacted will depend on the illness or injury you have; what the life expectancy is; and how the injury has impressed upon your physical abilities. For people in receipt of the higher end of brain injury compensation, there will likely be considerable effects on the senses and extreme physical limitations.
How much compensation for brain injury
Below are the ways in which compensation claims for brain injuries are classified:
Level of brain damage
|Very severe brain injury usually requiring full time, round-the-clock care for all basic needs and bodily functions.||£224,800 – £322,060|
|Moderately severe brain injury resulting in the injured party having a significant amount of dependence on others with low physical and cognitive ability. In some cases, there is the possibility of needing further medical treatment in the future.||£174,620 – £224,800|
|Cases of moderate brain damage, where individuals are reasonably independent.
Significantly impaired intellectual capability and personality change, a risk of epilepsy with no prospect of employment. Sight, speech and sense may be affected too.
|£119,650 – £174,620|
|Moderate brain damage where intellectual capability is not as profoundly affected, but there is an unlikelihood of an injured person working again. There may also be a risk of epilepsy.||£72,300 – £119,650|
|Moderate brain injury where memory and concentration have been affected, the prospect of work is reduced and there is some risk of epilepsy in the future.||£34,330 – £72,300|
|Brain injuries that have allowed you to return to normal life and work but have affected your concentration and memory loss. There might also be a risk of epilepsy.||£12,210 – £34,330|
|Minor brain injuries
The variations within this bracket will depend on how severe your original injury was, how long it has taken you to recover and if you have any continuing symptoms.
|£1,760 – £10,180|
|Established, epileptic Grand Mals||£81,310 – £119,650|
(In all epileptic cases it will be considered whether or not you suffer from attacks which are controlled by medication, how long you need medication for, how having to take medication impinges on your life and how your condition affects your working and social life.)
|£43,710 – £104,660|
|Epilepsy manifested by episodes, but without the risk that it will return. How your injury has affected different aspects of your life will be taken into account.||£8,480 – £20,950|
Making A Brain Injury Compensation Claim With First Personal Injury
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury then there is a possibility you could make a claim, if you can prove that the cause of the accident was down to a third party.
For information and advice on how much compensation for brain injury you are likely to receive, please get in touch. Call our solicitors on 0800 808 9740 or claim directly using our online claim form.