A brain injury is a particularly severe and upsetting type of personal injury that can occur as a result of an accident. The types of accidents that can result in a brain injury can vary vastly and may include:
- A road traffic accident
- Medical negligence
- An injury at work, for example a fall from height or a blow to the head
- An injury in a public place, such as a nasty fall
- Sporting injuries
Brain injury claims are a crucial mechanism to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your accident, enabling you to cover any treatment or medication you need as a result. Eligibility for brain injury claims is determined by the following three questions:
- Did your accident occur due to someone else’s negligence?
- Did your accident happen within the past three years?
- Did you require medical attention as a result?
If you answer yes to all three, then you will likely be eligible. It is important to make a claim if you have suffered a brain injury, as the impact can be very severe and have a deep effect on your life. This may include:
- Poor memory
- Loss of sight
- Difficulty with communication
- Personality changes
- Slowed responses
- Loss of physical sensations
The effects of brain injuries are not always immediate, but can last for a prolonged period of time, and will also likely impact your friends and family as they care for you and worry for your health. Your injury’s lasting effects may span months, years, or for some may even be permanent – therefore it is vital that you pursue your right to claim.
How does the brain personal injury compensation claims process work?
The brain personal injury compensation claims process is made straightforward by compensation providers such as Accident Advice Helpline, who ensure that the experience is as stress-free as possible. We understand that a personal injury is a very traumatic experience, and especially frightening when this injury affects the brain. During this difficult and upsetting time, it is important that you feel well looked after by your compensation provider, offering you peace of mind so you are able to relax and let the legal experts carry out their work on your behalf.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we use a network of over 190 legal partners to provide representation for our claimants. We do this because it enables us to pinpoint the exact expertise you require – for brain personal injury compensation claims, this means that we will find a legal team with proven successful experience in this particular injury type. All of our cases are progressed on a no win, no fee basis, so there is no risk to you should your claim be unsuccessful for any reason.
We are endorsed by UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, who works to ensure that consumers are able to place their trust in companies like Accident Advice Helpline who will work to champion your needs in a professional and expert manner.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 11th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry