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Brain Injury Claims

Head Injury & Brain Injury Compensation Payout settlement values

Head injury is one of the most common forms of personal injury and can range from minor injuries such as concussion to life-threatening conditions such as brain damage.

Serious head injuries can leave victims with lasting damage to the brain, this may also lead to them having to deal with physical problems with their movement and speech. Head injuries can also lead to cognitive impairment for victims which can include symptoms such as poor memory or attention and personality changes. This can put a huge strain on a person’s work, quality of life and even relationships

It is important to choose a specialist personal injury solicitor who is experienced in dealing with head injury compensation claims. One that will build the strongest possible case for you on your behalf and secure the maximum level of compensation for you or a loved one.

What are the common causes of head & brain injuries?

Head injuries can take place in many different environments, such as the workplace, on the road or even from leisure activities. The common causes of head injury include:

  • Road Traffic Accidents - impact with collision
  • Slips, Trips and Falls - on uneven or slippery surfaces
  • Criminal Assault - causing injuries to the head
  • Sport Injuries - eg. Boxing, Rugby, Gymnastics, etc
  • Workplace injuries

What do the common causes of Brain injury at work include?

  • Military accidents
  • Attacks at work
  • Building site accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Dangerous practice and procedures
  • Injury on dangerous premises
  • Inadequate safety equipment eg. Helmet
  • Falling objects
  • Farm accidents
  • Forklift truck accidents
  • Inadequate training
  • Lack of personal protection equipment
  • Ladder accidents
  • Machinery accidents
  • Manual handling accidents
  • Office accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls

Brain Injury Claim and Head Injury Compensation Claim Calculator

How much could you claim for brain injury compensation?

If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by somebody else, compensation could be awarded to help cover medical costs, loss of earnings and changes to the home. Claims are judged on the severity of the injury, recovery time and the lasting effects.

Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible and is intended as a guide only. The Grieves Solicitors injury claims calculator covers general damages, hence why it is important to contact us to know the full extent of what your claim may be worth once special damages have also been considered, as all cases and circumstances differ.

Brain Injury Claim Settlement Values

Loss of partial brain function lasting up to about five years: £10,000 to £20,000

Brain damage affecting everyday tasks, but not the ability to work: £20,000 to £50,000

Significant brain damage affecting the ability to lead an independent life: £50,000 to £75,000

Permanent and psychiatric damage affected normal life function & leaving a substantial suicide risk: £75,000

Total loss of function and self-awareness: Up to to £125,000

Severe brain damage causing in little or no language function or need for full time care: Up to £150,000

Severe brain injury requiring round the clock care dependency: £150,000 to £300,000

What constitutes a brain injury?

Brain injuries are the most frequently treated type of wounds in hospitals due to the range of damage that can be sustained, from minor concussion lasting just a few hours to severe brain injury that can have life-changing consequences. Injuries to the head can leave victims with lasting damage to the brain, brain injuries can leave sufferers with many serious effects and having to deal with physical problems such as movement and speech.

Grieves Solicitors understands the overwhelming impact a serious brain injury can have on your ability to live an independent life. Which is why we help victims in accessing compensation which can help, it can make a big difference in the quality of the victim’s life, funds for rehabilitation and any medical or care provided.

Helen Grieves specialises in dealing with major cases especially that of Brain Injury and has helped clients receive up to millions of pounds in compensation, her expertise in this field will enable you to get the best experience and outcome possible.

Brain injury physiology

Traumatic brain injury: This is a form of brain injury which takes place when a sudden trauma leads to damage to the brain. The most common cause is when a piece of skull bone punctures the brain tissue following a blow to the head and leads to skull fracture.

Traumatic brain injury can occur when the head suddenly or brutally hits an object, or when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain tissue.

What are the common effects of a brain injury?

Symptoms of a brain injury can sometimes be mild, moderate, or severe. This depends on the extent of the damage to the brain as each case of brain injury can vary.

Common effects of brain injury include, but are not limited to:

  • Memory loss
  • Fits or seizures
  • Confusion, light headedness and dizziness
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • A headache which gets worse or does not go away
  • Behavioural or mood changes
  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Unconsciousness

What are the common causes of brain injuries?

  • Road traffic accidents.
  • Falls from heights.
  • Industrial accidents.
  • Neurological trauma due to medical negligence.
  • Construction accidents.
  • Sports accidents.
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accidents.
  • Motorcycle accidents.

How can I make a successful brain injury claim?

Before starting your head injury claim, you can contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. From the beginning of your personal injury claim, our team will work with you, your family and the medical team to ensure the earliest form of recovery and compensation available. We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.

Grieves Solicitors was established by Helen Grieves in 1997, whom specialises in dealing with serious cases such as that of Brain Injury and has helped clients receive up to millions of pounds in compensation, her proficiency in this field will enable you to get the best outcome possible.

We are pleased to announce that over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would definitely use us again and/or would recommend us to family or friends.

Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible. The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.

The amount of compensation you receive may be considerably more as aspects of special damages have yet still to be considered. Therefore it is important for you to contact us for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive.

What do you need to do to make a head injury compensation claim?

Before starting your head injury claim, you can contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists.

We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.

Why choose the Brain Injury Claims team at Grieves Solicitors?

Grieves Solicitors was established by Helen Grieves in 1997. All members of the team have had many years of specialist experience and training in dealing with personal injury claims.

Helen Grieves specialises in dealing with major cases, such as brain injuries, and has helped clients receive up to millions of pounds in compensation. Her expertise in this field will enable you to get the best possible outcome.

Over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again or would recommend us to family or friends.

Grieves Solicitors will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout.

Besides dealing with head injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also deal with personal injury claims for injuries to different parts of the body.

We understand that making a claim may seem daunting at first but we are happy to talk over those queries or concerns with you to allow any fears you may have about bringing a compensation claim. We are only too happy to help.

If you, a family member or friend, have suffered a neck injury and require legal advice, get in touch with one of our personal injury solicitors today.

You can call us for free on 0800 182 2168 or fill in our claim form and a member of our team will get back to you.

Minor injuries to the head: £1,500 to £8,000

Temporary but significant psychiatric damage and/or distress: £1,000 to £10,000

Temporary but severe psychiatric damage: £10,000

Minor brain damage: (includes Symptoms of memory loss or a reduction in the quality of life): £10,000 to £28,000

Permanent moderate psychiatric damage affecting ability to return to same quality of life as before: £20,000

Chronic fatigue syndrome: £25,000 to £50,000

Permanent and sever psychiatric damage affecting ability to work: £40,000

Permanent and psychiatric damage affected normal life function & leaving a substantial suicide risk: £75,000

Brain damage - moderately severe: £140,000 to £180,000

Severe brain damage causing in little or no language function or need for full time care: £180,000 to £250,000