To claim head injury compensation and be successful in your claim you will need to satisfy certain criteria:
- the head injury has been caused by an accident
- the head injury was caused by something that was not your fault
- the head injury has happened in the last three years (though some exceptions apply – you can speak to one of our friendly and helpful advisers on our free phone number for further assistance)
The term ‘head injury’ can cover an extremely large number of scenarios and injuries. For example, it can refer to or directly/indirectly involve:
- fractured skull
- brain damage
- bleeding in the brain
- facial injuries
- facial fractures
- loss of eyes, or sight or hearing
It goes without saying that this kind of injury can be one of the most devastating and have the greatest impact on someone’s life, and that of their family. The exact ramifications of such an injury may not be obvious straight away.
Accident Advice Helpline is aware that in such cases, an even greater sensitivity is needed when talking to the victims of such injuries or to the relatives of such victims.
To claim head injury compensation can take time…
To claim head injury compensation successfully can often take much longer than more straightforward claims. This is due to the difficult assessments needed by the medical establishments, the time a patient may remain in hospital, the physical, mental and emotional state of the patient, and other complicating factors – not forgetting the sometimes enormous sums of money involved.
Some head injury cases are catastrophic, and in such cases, the compensation negotiated or awarded needs to adequately allow the victim to live as good a quality of life as possible, and this will often involve great expense in terms of equipment, vehicle and home modifications and care in general.
Head injuries can occur as the result of a bad car accident, or from something as simple as a trip on a pavement which leads to a bang on the head. A fall from a height often involves head injury and such falls can often occur at work. Sometimes a head injury happens as a result of a sporting accident. However they occur, Accident Advice Helpline can assist sympathetically and professionally. With ten years’ experience of dealing with such claims, we will guide you through the process from start to finish.
You can have absolute confidence in the solicitors we partner with, with a choice of many firms nationwide, and expertise to achieve the best possible compensation package. The lawyers we work with share our values of professionalism, dedication, and integrity. To claim head injury compensation you will need a team who will be there for you possibly for a significant length of time, and you will need to have absolute confidence in them.
We are confident that Accident Advice Helpline and the solicitors we work with are that team.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown
Category: Head injury claim