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How Much Compensation For Head Injury
If you have suffered a head injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim for personal injury.
At First Personal Injury, our head injury lawyers have worked with many individuals and their families over the years, helping them to secure the very best compensation. Call us on 0800 808 9470 or get in touch online to request a call-back to learn how we can help.
Types of head injury
Head injuries range a great deal in terms of severity, from cuts and bruises to serious brain injury. At First Personal Injury, we deal with all kinds of head injury, including:
- Facial Scarring
- Brain injury
- Eye injury
- Ear injury
- Chin injury
- Cheekbone injuries
- Fractured skull
- Broken Nose
Acquired head injury
When a head injury is known as an ‘acquired’ head injury or brain injury, it means that it is an injury or damage to your head or brain that has been caused by trauma, as opposed to a head or brain injury you have had since birth.
Are you entitled to claim head injury compensation?
To make a compensation claim for a head injury, the accident that caused your injury must have happened within the last three years (provided you are over the age of 18). Your accident must also have been caused by the negligence of another party.
Process for a claim
Following your accident, it’s vital to contact personal injury solicitors with experience in this area of the law. Advice will then be provided on the chances of success of the claim and the potential levels of compensation.
Your team of solicitors will obtain a medical report on your behalf. This will provide details as to the extent of your injuries and what the future looks like for your symptoms including any relevant treatment which may be required. The report will be used to estimate the levels of compensation to which you may be entitled and which in turn will depend on the severity of the head injury suffered.
A compensation claim brought on your behalf by your team of solicitors will consist of the following:
Compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
The first part of any compensation award (known as general damages) is purely for the injury suffered and will be valued based upon Court guidelines and previous case law of similar accidents
Compensation for financial losses
You might be able to claim for any financial loss you have experienced as a result of your head injury. This part of your compensation claim is known as your special damages. It will depend upon the individual circumstances of your case and will include all the financial losses you may have suffered for example medical costs, loss of earnings or the cost of any modifications to your home.
Levels of compensation
The following levels of compensation are a guide only and based purely on damages provided for pain, suffering and loss of amenity:
- A minor head injury where the damage is minimal (the level will depend on whether there are any ongoing symptoms) £1,760 – £10,180
- Minor to moderate brain damage – the level of damages will depend on recovery, ongoing symptoms and the effect on the individual – £12,210 – £224,800
- Very severe brain damage – could potentially reduce life expectancy, affect your ability to communicate and result in a serious disability – £224,800 – £322,060
For more detailed information about head injury compensation amounts, visit our head injury compensation calculator.
Personal Injury Claims with First Personal Injury
First Personal Injury has built up a reputation across the United Kingdom for its approach to personal injury claims. Working with members of the public who have had personal injuries, First Personal Injury exceeds customer expectations.
We have an expert team of head injury solicitors who have years of experience in helping people who have experienced this kind of injury. Contact First Personal Injury for free by calling 0800 808 9740, or, alternatively, by filling out the online claims form.