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All head injuries are potentially serious and anyone who has suffered a head injury should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Head injuries, depending upon severity, can lead to significant, long-term side effects. Therefore, if you have suffered a head injury due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to make a claim. 

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

Amount of Compensation

Compensation covers the amount of pain and suffering caused by an injury as well as any loss of function that has occurred. For example, if your head injury has meant that you have been unable to complete tasks as you normally would then compensation could account for this. If your head injury is minor or has caused minor brain damage, then compensation could be anywhere between £1,760 – £10,180. If your head injury has caused very severe brain damage, then compensation could be between £224,800 – £322,060.

To find out compensation estimates for different injuries, please use our compensation calculator.

Similarly, compensation could cover special damages which are financial costs relating to your injury. For example, if you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment then compensation could cover these costs. Similarly, if you have been unable to work due to your injury then compensation may be able to cover this. For a more accurate estimate of how much compensation you are likely to be owed, you should speak directly to a personal injury solicitor. 

Common Head Injuries Types

A head injury is any type of trauma that causes an injury to the scalp, skull or brain. 

Head injuries can range from minor injuries, including bruising and grazing, to serious lacerations and concussion. Severe head injuries can cause fractured skulls or serious brain injuries. Long-term issues caused by head injuries can include the loss of sight, regular headaches, dizziness, post-concussion syndrome, permanent disability, and death in some cases. 

The most obvious sign of a head injury is a visible wound, such as a bump or laceration, but injuries are not always obvious. Therefore, it is advised to carefully monitor a head injury after an accident to ensure that no less visible injuries have occurred. 

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Common head injury symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion and/or problems speaking or hearing
  • Vomiting
  • Unsteadiness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Nosebleeds
  • Breathlessness
  • Seizures or fitting
  • Loss of confidence or anger problems

Main Head Injury Types

There are three main types of head injury which are:

  • Concussion – these types of head injuries can be fairly minor. However, this sort of condition can quickly deteriorate to cause more serious and severe brain injury. 
  • Open head injury – this type of injury is most commonly seen in cases where the skull is fractured after pressure or force is applied to the head. The force exerted on the head will be strong enough to cause a fracture or displacement.
  • Closed head injury – this refers to when the structure of the head is not affected or fractured, so the head has not opened. 

Accident Types that Cause Head Injuries

There are many different accident types that have the potential to cause a head injury such as: 

  • A falling accident at work – such as falling from a height or suffering a slip, trip and fall accident.
  • Road traffic accidents – head injuries can occur even if the collision is low impact
  • A physical assault where there has been a knock to the head
  • Medical negligence could have also sometimes led to someone suffering a head injury

No matter the specific situation that caused your injuries, if the accident was not your fault then you may be able to claim for compensation. 

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury. 

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

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