Brain injury compensation calculator:
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, but are not limited to, include:
- 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
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 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.
Very severe brain damage affecting communication and the senses but not self awareness: £150,000 to £300,000
Severe brain injury requiring round the clock care dependency: up to £150,000
Total loss of function and self awareness: up to £125,000
Less severe brain damage with some degree of remaining independence: up to £100,000
Significant brain damage affecting the ability to lead an independent life: £50,000 to £75,000
Brain damage affecting everyday tasks, but not the ability to work: £20,000 to £50,000
Loss of partial brain function lasting up to about five years: £10,000 to £20,000
Lesser head injuries: £1,000 to £10,000
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.
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.
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury to the head and require legal advice, do not hesitate to contact one of our personal injury solicitors, if you are unable to drop in for a chat you can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in the claim form.