Acquired brain injuries are those that we aren’t born with, which usually occur as a result of road accidents, sports accidents and conflicts, such as those encountered by armed forces personnel. The effects of these brain injuries are often devastating, ranging from memory loss and poor concentration to permanent brain damage and physical disability.
Making a compensation claim for an acquired brain injury
If you or a member of your family has sustained a brain injury, you must seek professional compensation claim advice as soon as possible, so that you are able to make your claim within three years from the date of your accident or the date on which you realised your injury was linked to your accident.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our professional advisers take pride in their ability to explain the complex legal issues surrounding brain injury claims in plain English and they are on hand 24/7 to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Once they have determined that you are eligible to make a claim, they will pass your case onto one of our specialist acquired brain injury solicitors, who will work with you on a 100% no win, no fee basis to help you to receive the maximum possible compensation. A compensation claim for an acquired brain injury can take longer to resolve than your average personal injury claim and it is for this reason that you should seek immediate legal advice.
Receiving compensation for an acquired brain injury
The amount of compensation awarded for your acquired brain injury will take into account not only the pain and suffering you have endured but also any future losses you are likely to incur. A compensation settlement may therefore include:
• Rehabilitation expenses
• Nursing care
• Disability aids
• Specialist equipment
• Transport costs
• Property and vehicle modifications
• Lost earnings
The severity of your brain injury will play a major role in determining the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive. While every brain injury claim is unique, the amount of time you spent in a coma or suffering from post-traumatic amnesia will offer your solicitor some indication of the value of your case.
For personalised advice on your case, consult with one of our claims specialists by calling our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, use our compensation calculator to work out whether you are entitled to make a claim.