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Head Injury Claims
Head injuries can affect your day-to-day life
Not only can a head injury be extremely painful in the short-term, it can also have a long-lasting effect on how you live your daily life, with many of the consequences of a head injury not visible to those around you.
However, a head injury can be especially difficult to deal with if it was caused by an accident which was somebody else’s fault. For example, you may have been injured because your employer didn’t give you the proper protective equipment, or if you suffered from a road accident caused by somebody else.
Regardless of the type of accident you suffered, it’s likely you’ve had to take sick leave from work, or at very least receive medical treatment, or care from family and friends.
We can help you make a head injury claim to cover:
— The pain and suffering you’ve experienced, including the emotional and psychological impact your injury has caused
— The financial expenses, such as treatment, travel costs and accommodation – now and in the future
To find out whether you could make a claim, you can speak to us for free on 0800 234 6438 or fill in one of our secure contact forms and we’ll call you back.
Starting an injury claim
Starting a claim might be the last thing on your mind at such a traumatic time. But, together with our panel of specialist solicitors, we’ll do everything we can to make sure the claims process is as simple and stress-free as it can possibly be.
We’ll cut out the legal jargon and give you the straight facts – and this starts when you get in touch with us to find out whether you can claim.
Calling us on 0800 234 6438 doesn’t mean you need to start a claim. It means you are getting free, impartial advice about your options and next steps.
We’ll be able to tell you on the same call whether we think you can go ahead with a compensation claim, and if you choose to take the next steps, we can pass you to the right specialist solicitor to handle your case.
We’ll also be happy to answer any questions and give you advice on claiming.
Once we’ve passed you on to a solicitor, they’ll also speak to you for free and will be able to talk you through the next steps. If you don’t feel ready, you can still drop out at this stage.
But if you choose to go ahead, your solicitor will get in touch with the other party and start to negotiate your compensation for you.
Types of head injury
There are a number of different types of head injury, all of which can stop you in your tracks and leave you with a long recovery time.
There are two main categories of head injury: open-head injury and closed-head injury.
Open-head injuries happen when something has actually pierced the skull and caused an open wound.
Closed-head injuries, on the other hand, are when the brain is damaged because of a jolt or blow to the head, without the skull actually being pierced. These types of head injury can be just as serious, if not more so.
Below are some example of head injuries, but even if your injury type isn’t listed here, it’s likely we can still help.
- Concussion: This is a very common type of head injury and is usually caused by a bump on the head. Concussion can lead to symptoms such as unconsciousness, headaches, confusion, memory loss, blurred vision and feeling disorientated
- Subdural haematoma: This is a condition in which blood pools between the brain and the skull, causing symptoms similar to concussion. In some cases, it can take a while for the symptoms to develop
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage: This is caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain and can lead to a stroke. The condition can be caused by physical exertion, such as heavy lifting
- Diffuse axonal injury: This is when the connections between cells in the brain get broken – usually as a result of a sudden jolt which causes the brain to move in the skull – such as in a road traffic accident
Claiming on behalf of a loved one
Seeing someone close to you suffer from a traumatic injury can be very upsetting. It’s normal to want the best for them, but because of their injury they may not be able to take action themselves.
That’s why we can help you make a claim on someone else’s behalf. Our solicitors will work hard to get them the compensation they need to pay for their treatment and will also look to cover the future impacts which their injury might have on their life.
Serious head injuries
If you or someone close to you has suffered from an injury which is likely to continue to affect your life in the future, or will need ongoing medical treatment, then we may be able to help you make a serious injury claim.
Our solicitors will consider the impact of your injury when working out your compensation.
They might also be able to arrange for you to receive interim payments of compensation to cover the immediate expenses.
For example, you may be struggling to keep up with the bills because of the costs of an expensive operation – you could receive a smaller amount of compensation before your final amount to cover these kinds of costs.