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Head Injury Compensation

Head Injury Compensation

 

Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Head Injury Compensation

 

No Win No Fee Claims for Head Injury Compensation

 

Head injury compensation can be paid for injuries sustained in a variety of circumstances, including work accidents, sports accidents, road traffic accidents, playground accidents and as a result of assault.

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors can advise on making a no win no fee claim for head injury compensation whatever the circumstances.

 

What sort of head injuries can I claim for?

 

Head injuries are a complex area of medicine and personal injury law.

 

The brain is covered by the skull – a bony case designed to protect the brain and the spinal cord.

 

However trauma such as a blow or impact to the head can cause a whole range of injuries, including:

 

  • Bruising
  • Blood clots
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Concussion – mild, moderate or severe
  • Disfigurement – loss or part loss of area of skull
  • Fractured skull – including multiple and vertical fractures to the skull
  • Hearing impairment
  • Memory impairment
  • Mobility issues
  • Mood swings/personality changes/mental health issues
  • Physical disability
  • Sight impairment
  • Speech impairment.

 

The symptoms of head injury can be mild, acute or catastrophic – and mild head injury may develop into acute or catastrophic head injury if a blood clot develops or a brain haemorrhage occurs after the initial trauma to the head.

 

If catastrophic injury such as bleeding in the brain occurs, the effects can be life changing and unpredictable – patients may have to re-learn speech and movement patterns simply to be able to walk and carry out normal daily functions.

 

Misdiagnosis or wrong treatment of head injury

 

The first 24 hours of a head injury are crucial, so it is advisable to seek medical advice immediately even for a minor head injury.

 

Head injury is assessed using the Glasgow Coma Scale which assesses physical reflexes, verbal responses and how easily a patient can open their eyes.

 

Getting the right diagnosis and medical treatment such as a CT scan within the first hour of a head injury can greatly improve the outcome for a head injury patient.

 

Misdiagnosis of head injury or wrong treatment of head injury or serious delays in treating head injury could result in long term disability.

 

Because of this, head injury compensation can be a complex area of personal injury law and anyone who has sustained a head injury in an accident which was not their fault – or feels their condition was misdiagnosed or they did not receive the right treatment for head injury – is advised to contact Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.

 

How long do I have to claim for Head injury?

 

Claims for head injury compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.

 

Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury or diagnosis of injury to make a claim for head injury compensation.

 

Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and children have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim for head injury compensation.

 

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 or a loved one sustains a head injury.

 

Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured and is still recovering from a head injury.

 

How much compensation can I claim for Head Injury?

 

Compensation for Head Injury includes:

 

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of the head injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.

 

Who will pay my head injury compensation?

 

Head injury compensation will be paid by the insurers of the party deemed liable for causing or contributing to the head injury, whether this is an employer in the case of head injury sustained in a work accident – or the insurer of another road user if the head injury was sustained in a road traffic accident.

 

Head injuries as a result of assault are paid by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

 

Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will be able to advise further on your head injury compensation claim. 

Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?

 

Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.

 

Many claims for head injury 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 head injury compensation claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.

 

Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Head Injury Compensation

 

  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic the effects of head injury are – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for head injury compensation is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts head injury compensation claims on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from head injury – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your head injury compensation claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your head injury.

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in head injury claims and will make sure you win the compensation you are entitled to for your injury.

 

Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a head injury compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.


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