If you have sustained a serious head injury after an accident at work, or in a public place, you might experience memory loss. A traumatic brain injury could lead to the development of retrograde amnesia, where you struggle to remember events prior to your accident. This could range from a few minutes to years, and usually the more serious the head injury, the longer the period of amnesia. Some people suffer from anterior grade amnesia, where remembering events after your accident becomes difficult or impossible, such as the last few weeks you spent in hospital.
Both types of memory loss can have a debilitating effect and can impact your quality of life. But you could claim memory loss compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, if you’ve been injured in an accident that was somebody else’s fault. Our advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so it’s easy to find out more about how to make a claim.
What caused your accident?
There are a number of different types of accidents which could lead to a head injury and memory loss – here are a few that Accident Advice Helpline have handled memory loss compensation claims for:
- Car accidents caused by a dangerous driver
- Falls from height, from scaffolding or a roof
- Fall down stairs
- Accident in a factory, such as stock falling from height
If you have suffered memory loss, everyday tasks such as doing a food shop or going to work can become a challenge, whether you’ve suffered retrograde or anterior grade amnesia. You might find you’re unable to return to work at all or can only work limited hours and you may even need to undergo further training after losing your memory. This can affect you and your family financially at a time when you may also need to pay for medical treatment after your accident.
How to make a claim
The first step towards making a claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We have handled hundreds of claims for head injuries involving memory loss and we’ll be able to tell you whether you’re eligible to make a claim. If you’re successful, you could be compensated for your pain and suffering, any loss of earnings and the cost of any medical care and expenses now and in the future. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no upfront legal fees to worry about.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton