As the most complex organ in the human body, injuries to the brain can result in a huge number of varied problems including difficulties with communication, learning, sight, hormone regulation, and memory. In some cases, patients can have trouble with social interaction or behaviour, or even experience changes to their personality. Because of these extremely widespread effects, it’s understandable that traumatic brain injury or TBI also often results in severe mental anguish and chronic depression.
Average compensation figures for brain injuries
The amount a victim may receive in personal injury compensation depends greatly on the type of brain injury they have received and its impact on their daily life. In general, brain injuries tend to attract more compensation than any other type of injury due to their severely debilitating nature.
Minor head injuries without brain damage tend to attract compensation of around £1250 up to a maximum of £7000. Severe head injuries resulting in a certain degree of brain damage will be compensated with a minimum of £23,000 up to a maximum of £120,000. Moderately severe injuries including clear brain damage attract compensation in the region of £120,000 to £155,000, while extremely severe injuries including extensive brain damage will be awarded with compensation in the region of £155,000 to £222,000.
How to make a claim for personal injury compensation
Although no amount of money could ever truly compensate for a severe brain injury, it’s important to remember that personal injury compensation exists in order to help sufferers deal with any necessary changes to their lifestyle including having to give up work. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of your injury.
If you’d like to find out more about what constitutes negligence and discuss your particular situation in detail, call our expert advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our advisors will be able to give you a good idea of not just whether you are likely to qualify, but also how much compensation you could be due. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation and works on a no win, no fee* basis. Because we believe that all claims should be carried out with the minimum of hassle to the claimant themselves, most claims are conducted entirely by telephone with no need for the claimant to personally attend court.
Date Published: February 18, 2014
Author: David Brown