Brain injuries change lives every year. They can be sustained in a variety of different ways, but the outcome is the same in each case – the person affected could end up with a life that is very different from how it used to be before the injury occurred.
Brain injuries can lead to all kinds of outcomes. For example someone might suffer an injury that requires surgery and ample amounts of support throughout the person’s recovery. It might lead to another condition the individual has to live with for some time, such as epilepsy.
Could an injury of this type lead to brain injury compensation?
If you or someone you love has suffered from an injury like this, there could be a chance you would be entitled to fight to receive brain injury compensation. Cases such as this can be complex, especially as long-term care costs may need to be factored into the situation. As such you can see just how important it is to get the proper advice and support that only a professional injury compensation lawyer can provide you with.
It is difficult to work out the exact amount of compensation an individual might be entitled to in this situation. It depends on many different factors. Obviously negligence must be proven to have occurred and this should be the reason that led to the injury in the first place. However, the severity of the injury and the impact the brain injury would have on that person’s life will also come into play.
What should you do?
If you have suffered an injury of this type, or you have a relative who has suffered in this way, you should make sure you consider getting no-obligation legal advice as quickly as you can. The sooner you are able to do this, the sooner you can start the ball rolling towards a potential compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline knows how vital it is to get no-obligation advice and support in situations like this. We have already helped other people – now perhaps it is time we could help you too. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 you can speak with an advisor who can see whether we could provide the help you need. This is the first step and it could be the first of many if we can assist you with a claim.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead