Head Injury Compensation Claims
Suffering from a head injury can be an extremely debilitating and emotional occurrence, leading to a host of physical and psychological implications. The severity of the symptoms suffered can vary greatly from one case to another, and in the most extreme instances, a head injury can prove to be fatal.
We work in partnership with solicitors that have a wealth of experience in processing head injury claims and are skilled in their ability to negotiate the highest levels of compensation possible.
If you would like to receive a no-obligation consultation to find out if you have a valid claim for compensation, call 0800 678 1410. A friendly legal adviser will assess your case and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you do have a valid claim for compensation, your solicitor will be able to process your case on a no win no fee basis. This helps to eliminate the financial risk of making a claim, as you won’t pay a penny if your solicitor is unable to win you claim successfully.
Can I make a claim for the head injury that I sustained?
If you have suffered a head injury of any degree of severity through the fault of another party, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. To be successful with your case, your solicitors will need to prove that the defendant was liable for your injury as well as the severity of your symptoms.
There are a number of different types of head injury claim that solicitors work with, and your case will be evaluated on an individual basis. Different types of head injuries can give rise to a potential claim. Some of the common types of head injuries that may result in a compensation claim include:
- Lacerations to the head
- Minor to severe brain damage
- Head injuries that cause epilepsy
- Cosmetic damage such as scarring
There are numerous ways in which a person can sustain a head injury, and solicitors are experienced in successfully processing claims for a host of different accident types. Some of the common causes of such injuries include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Falls from heights
- Accidents in the workplace
- Slips, trips and falls
- Being struck by a falling object
If you have suffered a head injury through the fault of another person, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
What will the value of compensation be?
Your final compensation offer will be reflective of the severity of your symptoms, as well as the level of liability of the defending party. The highest compensation awards will be paid to those with the most severe cases, and your solicitor will strive to obtain the greatest settlement figure for you based on your individual details.
In order to obtain a realistic estimate of how much money you are likely to be offered, discuss your case with an experienced solicitor.
How long will it take to process my claim?
There are a number of factors that influence the amount of time that it takes to make a claim for compensation. At your free initial consultation, your solicitor will assess your case and determine how complex the claim is likely to be. At this point, the solicitor will be able to offer you an estimate of how long it will likely take to reach a settlement offer, and this will enable you to manage your expectations from the outset.
Some of the most influential factors in determining the timescale of case completion include:
- Availability of evidence
- Time taken for defendants to respond
- Whether there is any debate on liability or responsibility
- The severity of your condition and whether ongoing treatment is necessary
- How quickly the claim was initiated as this can impact on the memories of witnesses and the availability of supporting documentation
- Delays caused by external parties such as doctors, rescue workers, witnesses and occupational health workers who might provide assessments.
To encourage a swift completion of your case, you are advised to support your solicitor in the gathering of relevant evidence and produce as much information as possible from the outset to allow them to quickly build a strong case on your behalf.