Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim for concussion injury which occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence (employer), recklessness (motorist) or criminal activity (assault).
Concussion results after a trauma to the head – for example, an impact to the head in a road traffic accident (RTA), head injury after a sports accident, injury after a blow to head in an accident or criminal assault – or even a DIY accident in which a blow to the head occurs.
Concussion symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe. The first 24 hours following a head injury can be crucial, as a concussion patient’s condition can deteriorate rapidly even if they appear unharmed after a blow to the head, so seek medical help.
Symptoms of concussion are:
Concussion may accompany a fractured skull – the signs of a fractured skull are blood or clear liquid in the ears or nose and urgent medical help must be sought in these cases.
Even mild concussion symptoms may mask injuries such as a fractured skull (including vertical fracture) or blood clot.
Delays in treating head/brain injury can be catastrophic so always seek medical help.
Sometimes patients with brain injury or concussion may appear drunk, so do not always assume someone staggering around or stretched out on the pavement is intoxicated, especially if they have fallen and might have sustained a blow to the head.
Concussion injuries can take time to recover from – and may leave some short-term or long-term impairment such as memory problems or headaches.
Accidents which concussion injury claims can be made for include:
Compensation claims for concussion fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for compensation. Criminal Injury Claims for concussion have to be made within two years, however.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period – and minors have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured with concussion.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been badly injured with concussion and is still recovering.
Compensation for Concussion Injury includes:
The insurer of the company liable for the injury usually settles concussion injury compensation claims – for example an employer’s insurer, the insurer of a motorist who caused a road traffic accident, or the insurer of a tour operator if you are making a Holiday Accident & Illness Claim for concussion injury.
If you sustained a concussion injury as a result of assault, a claim can be made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme – and a no win no fee claim can also be made for compensation.
MoD claims for concussion can be settled under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme – and a no win no fee claim for concussion injury can also be made.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Many claims for concussion injury compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Compensation paid to minors for concussion injury has to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court – the child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) have to attend this hearing.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury claims for concussion compensation.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a concussion injury compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.