Brain Injury Claims
Personal Injury / Brain Injury
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) happens when there is damage to the brain that has been present since birth or is caused by direct trauma to the head, for example, from a high impact car collision or a blunt instrument being struck on the head.
If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury in an accident or as a result of negligence, the solicitors at First Personal Injury can help.
Because we deal with all kinds of brain injury compensation claims, including child brain injury claims, our experienced team will be able to advise whether or not you might be able to pursue a claim for compensation.
A very friendly, helpful service. I was kept up-to-date on every aspect of my claim.
Jemma from Greater Manchester
How Can A Brain Injury Affect Me?
A very serious brain injury can cause a number of debilitating effects . These include: a total lack of awareness of environment; double incontinence; no language and, in many cases, no quality of life with the requirement for 24-hour care. If you have suffered a life changing injury you may be unable to work and in need of significant care.
A very serious brain injury can be debilitating for an individual and have a range of life-altering effects. These might include:
- impaired movement and mobility
- cognitive imparement
- poor balance
- speech problems
- reduced memory
- intermittent headaches
Psychological problems are also linked to brain injuries, including personality and depression. These symptoms can often place severe stress on relationships and result in upsetting and distressing circumstances for survivors and their families.
Whether your injury is psychological or physical you may have suffered life changing effects. Being compensated for your injury will not put you in the position you were in before your accident but it can go some way to improving the quality of life for you and your family by giving you access to the best rehabilitation and securing you and your family’s financial future.
Financial Pressures And Brain Injuries
The financial pressures often associated with a brain injury can be alleviated by compensation. Often, individuals with brain injury require extensive support from medical professionals and specialist equipment. They might even require adaptations to be made to their home following their injury. A successful compensation claim can provide a means of funding these future requirements. Compensation can also reimburse the cost of medical expenses that have been incurred prior to beginning the legal process.
How Are Brain Injury Classified?
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. Brain injuries are categorised as ranging from very severe to minor. Brain injuries can result in an increased risk of epilepsy and it is important you choose an experienced brain injury solicitor to assist you in recovering compensation
Brain Injury Compensation
In all personal injury cases, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the degree of insight you have, your life expectancy, whether you can return to work and whether or not you need care and support or specialised accommodation and equipment. It may be that you or your loved one needs support to make decisions or deal with finances. Each brain injury case is different and requires specialist advice but if you or your loved one requires significant support following a brain injury your claim may well be worth in excess of 1 million pounds and some , several million pounds.
Further information on compensation amounts likely to be achieved for brain injury are available via our brain injury compensation calculator:
First Personal Injury and Headway UK
At First Personal Injury, we are proud to support Headway UK, the brain injury association. The charity works to improve life after brain injury for individuals, their families and carers.
We have been on Headway’s panel of brain injury solicitors for nearly 15 years and regularly fundraise to support the organisation’s important work.
Making Brain Injury Compensation Claims
The solicitors at First Personal Injury are skilled and experienced in handling brain injury compensation claims. We have a strong and capable team of serious injury solicitors who will handle your claim with consideration and care.
If you would like more information and advice on how much compensation for brain injury you are likely to receive, then please get in touch with First Personal Injury. Call us today on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.