Brain damage can change a person’s entire life. It can happen in a car accident, if a person is hit by a car or if they have an accident at work. Fortunately these situations occur in very isolated instances, and when they do they rarely result in brain damage of any kind. However, with that said, a head injury that is severe enough could result in damage to an area of the brain. This would then have a knock-on effect on the way that people thinks, reacts and behaves.
The severity of the brain damage would depend on how the accident occurred and how the brain was affected. If the damage is mild it may only affect one part of the brain in a very minor way. On the other hand the more serious the damage is, the more likely it is the person involved will be affected in a very profound way.
Claiming brain damage compensation
If someone is injured as a result of someone else’s negligent behaviour or actions, they could be in a position to claim brain damage compensation. In many cases, the damage is great and this will result in their next of kin taking on the claim on their behalf.
Whatever the case may be, it is important to make sure there is a chance for an injured person to receive compensation if they are entitled to it. Brain damage can mean a person’s life is completely different from the way it was before. They may be confined to a wheelchair. They may have no ability to work, to speak, to understand the world around them or any number of other things. As you can see, finding the right outcome is immensely important when it comes to considering compensation.
How much could you win?
Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with a number of claims from people who have received brain injuries of some description. Each case is treated on its own merits and there are instances where we have been able to secure significant sums for the person involved.
If you wish to see whether you could launch a claim, either for yourself or for someone else, you can call us on 0800 689 0500 now to learn more. We are here to provide no-obligation advice when it is most needed – and for you that could be right now.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead