Head and Brain Injury Compensation

A serious head or brain injury can leave victims with a long-term condition, such as severe brain damage, and as a result considerably reduce their quality of life. If you have suffered a head injury, compensation can go some way to helping with your recovery and rehabilitation. But first you need a skilled solicitor to help establish that the accident was someone else’s fault, and then work out an appropriate compensation figure that will significantly improve your quality of life as much as possible.

If you or someone close to you has been involved in an accident and sustained a head or brain injury in the last three years due to somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim. Call us now on 0800 10 757 95, complete our online form or speak to us using our live chat function.

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Common causes of head and brain injury

When someone hits their head it can be very dangerous and often symptoms of serious injury are not apparent straight away. Head injuries happen frequently and can occur in any type of accident, including:

  • Road traffic accidents, involving drivers, passengers and pedestrians
  • Slips, trips and falls in public or at work
  • Criminal assault
  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Medical negligence
  • Falls from height
  • Sporting accidents

Regardless of how you have been injured, if the incident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Long-term effects of head and brain injuries

The consequences of a brain injury can be catastrophic, and any physical and cognitive issues can put a strain on your independence, as well as your family, social and working life. Effects can differ from case to case, with one person suffering different symptoms to another for the same kind of accident.

The effects are split into three categories - cognitive, physical and emotional - each with their own set of symptoms.

Cognitive effects

  • Problems with concentration
  • Memory issues
  • Low attention span
  • Slower thinking time
  • Difficulty making decisions and problem solving

Physical effects

  • Dizziness
  • Balance and coordination issues
  • Headaches, nausea and vomiting
  • Problems with sight and/or hearing
  • Difficulty moving
  • Differences in taste and smell

Emotional effects

  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Frustration and anger
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Low sex drive and function

Head injuries and epilepsy

Head injuries can be painful and disruptive on their own, but when epilepsy develops as a result of a head injury, it can be life-changing for both you and your family. The condition tends to peak in the first two years after a head injury and remains much higher than normal for a long period of time after an incident.

If another individual or organisation was responsible for the head injury that resulted in your epilepsy, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

How will compensation help?

A financial settlement will help you recoup lost earnings and allow you and your family to live securely if you’re unable to work. It can also help to fund trips to doctors and specialists, as well as help to get you the best rehabilitation and equipment available to help you after the accident. 

How YouClaim can help

At YouClaim, we aim to take the stress out of making a claim. Our solicitors have years of experience in handling specialist head and brain injury cases and, as members of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, you can be certain you’re always dealing with legal experts. We can act on your behalf and will do everything within our power to ensure you are compensated for the serious injuries sustained.

Our vast experience means we know the complex issues you and your family are facing, and we treat each case with unparalleled professionalism and sensitivity. We will make sure that you have access to the rehabilitation services you need and will help you receive the best medical care available.

Get started today

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and sustained a head or brain injury, get in touch with us today. We will assess your claim and help you pursue compensation for the pain and suffering caused.

To start your claim, either call us on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our enquiry form or speak to us directly via our online chat function.