Head Injury Claim Calculator
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 this 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
Hence why you should 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.
Common causes of head injuries include:
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
Common causes of head injuries 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
Physiology of a Head Injury:
Despite there being many types of accidents that may lead to a head injury. Head injuries itself fall into 2 categories.
An open head injury: This is also known as a ‘penetrating head injury’. This is when the skull is fractured, and subsequently damaging the brain tissue. The most common cause of an open head injury is when a piece of skull bone punctures the brain tissue following a blow to the head and leads to skull fracture.
A closed head injury: This is a more common type of head injury. Although there may be a significant impact to the head, the bones of the skull remain intact, therefore there is no visible wound. This type of head injury can lead to concussion and bleeding in or around the brain.
The Effects of a Head Injury:
Head Injuries can vary from minor concussions, by which the effects may not last longer than a few days, leading to serious injuries, such as long-term brain damage, which can be life changing. The more severe the head injury, the bigger the chance of long-term damage.
Symptoms for Brain Injury include, but are not limited to:
- Changes in behaviour
- Loss of memory
- Weakness and/ or paralysis
- Reduced awareness
- Problems in communication
The types of Head Injury you can claim compensation for:
The amount of compensation you will receive will depend significantly on the long term pain or disability you have had to suffer as a result of your accident or injury, as well as any of your personal circumstances.
Recognising the form of injury you have sustained and the way in which it has had an impact on your life will be vital to the success of your head injury case.
Head injuries can differ in severity as there are different types:
Concussion: Some indications of concussion can consist of brief loss of consciousness, memory loss, confusion and problems with vision. This is the brief loss of mental function or awareness that happens after an injury that is sustained to the head.
Open head injury: These are usually focal, outlining that they impact a specific area of the brain tissue, when something penetrates the skull and enters the brain it is known as an open head injury. This type of injury is particularly serious as it may cause or lead to mental impairment, disability, and even death.
Closed head injury: This is a trauma where by the brain is wounded as a result of a blow to the head. This type of head injury can lead to concussion and bleeding in or around the brain.
How much could I claim for a Head Injury?
A claim for a head injury, both severe and minor, can be made if it is the result of another person's negligence. Compensation can be awarded to the victim to cover the cost of medical bills, loss of earnings, travel expenses and rehabilitation.
The amount of compensation rewarded for a head wound is based on the severity of the injury and takes into consideration the psychological effect on the victim.
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
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 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 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 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 possible experience and outcome possible.
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 0747 644 or fill in our claim form and a member of our team will get back to you.