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Brain Injury Compensation


Brain injury compensation claims

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident which has caused brain injury and it is due to the negligence of someone else, then you may be entitled to claim brain injury compensation.

An injury to the brain can be terrifying and have serious consequences.


The Brain

The brain is the most important organ in the body. It is the control centre for the whole body.

Different areas of the brain are responsible for controlling different activities. For example, the frontal lobes are behind the forehead and control thought, problem solving and determine emotions and personality. However, the brain functions as a whole unit.

The brain controls limb movements, coordinates balance and also controls all the vital functions of the body such as breathing, blood pressure and digestion.


Causes of brain injury

  • Road traffic accident
  • Slip or fall
  • Violence
  • Sporting accident
  • Near drowning
  • Airway obstruction
  • Electrical shock
  • Blood loss
  • Trauma to head or neck
  • Tumour
  • Stroke

There are also many other possible causes of brain injury compensation can be claimed.


How can a brain injury affect you?

The brain is involved in everything we do, therefore an injury to the brain can have a wide range of consequences. The effects will vary and depend on the exact nature of the injury and the severity. In severe case there can be paralysis, loss of speech, psychological problems and memory loss.

Obvious signs would include bleeding, a bruise or swollen area on the head.

Initial symptoms of a brain injury may include unconsciousness. Other effects include headaches, memory loss and confusion.

Getting medical treatment straight away is vital to control further damage and limit the impact of the trauma.


Claiming brain injury compensation

Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for your brain injury if you believe the injury was due to the negligence of someone else.

We will find a specialist brain injury compensation solicitor in your local area where possible who has the expertise of dealing with personal injury claims in relation to brain injuries. This means you will have an experienced legal representative who has the best possible chance of winning your case and getting the maximum compensation for your injuries.


How brain injury compensation can help you

The money you are awarded with can help you in a number of ways. Here are some of the ways the money can be used:

  • Cover loss of earnings and possible future earnings.
  • Medical expenses such as medication and private health care.
  • Cover costs of any additional care you may need. This could be for personal care or duties such as cleaning, shopping and cooking.
  • Psychological trauma.
  • Compensate you if you are no longer able to carry out your usual hobbies and interests.

The money will greatly aid you in rebuilding your life and making things a little easier.