Making a compensation claim for head or brain injury
Head or brain injuries can change a person’s life in an instant. The human brain is the most complex part of the human body and even now, in the 21st century, there are parts of it we simply do not understand.
A head injury can be caused by any number of circumstances and result in a multitude of complications including:
- Memory loss
- Cognitive difficulties and learning disabilities
- Difficulty in controlling ones bodily functions and movements
- Personality changes
- Persistent and sever pain
- Loss of concentration
This list contains only a small sample of the long-term effects a head injury can cause.
Grounds for a head or brain injury claim
You may be able to claim compensation if someone else was responsible for the circumstances that led to your injury. A common example might be a car accident – if it can be determined that the crash was the fault of another individual, they can be prosecuted for your resulting injuries.
If your accident happened at work through falling on a wet floor, being hurt by improperly maintained machinery or appliances or other unsafe working conditions, then your employers are responsible. It is their duty to keep the working environment as safe as possible for their employees.
If your child suffered a head injury whilst in the care of someone else, this too could be grounds for a claim.
How Compensation Can Assist Your Recovery
Depending on the extent of your head injury, rehabilitation and recovery can be a long, difficult and expensive road. Although brain cells do not regenerate if destroyed, the brain can re-organise itself to allow other areas to take over the functions of the damaged portion of the brain. Rehabilitation is the process of teaching the brain alternative ways of working so the victim can recover as fully as possible.
Although recovery can take many years, and you may continue to see improvements for the rest of your life, the first six months of rehabilitation are very important. If your head injury was caused by another person’s negligent act or omission, receiving monetary compensation from them can help you fund the cost of the rehabilitation process and pay for any additional outside support you may need during your return to health.
Why Choose Us to Represent You?
Going through the legal procedure for making a claim can be yet another unwanted source of worry while dealing with the results of a head injury. At Injury Lawyers 4U our team of specialist personal injury lawyers are fully aware of the challenges a head injury presents, and will do everything in their power to make the claim process smoother for you. They can advise you on financial issues and rehabilitation resources, and make sure the necessary evidence, medical and otherwise is ready and available. Our approachable and friendly staff will talk you and your family through the process to ensure you feel confident and in control every step of the way.
Injury Lawyers 4U are ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors, therefore, you will not risk anything by making a claim for compensation. To get the help you need, call us now on 0800 221 888 or use our contact form for sensitive and competent support.