One of the most serious types of injury that anyone can suffer following an accident is one that affects their brain. Even a minor brain trauma can cause memory and functional problems, and even the most simple task becomes a monumental challenge. At the lower end of the scale, concussion can leave a person feeling disorientated and confused for weeks; at the severe end of the scale, major brain trauma can leave a person unable to speak or move and do anything unaided for the rest of their life.
If you have been affected by someone suffering this type of injury, then the worst thing you can do is nothing. The law provides support for people in these situations who are suffering through no fault of their own. Making a compensation claim will provide not only financial support, but also justice for the sufferer. If you live in the Wandsworth area and want to make a compensation claim in Wandsworth, the local area will have plenty of legal firms that can offer assistance and start you on the road to making a claim.
One of the most important factors that will affect a compensation claim for this kind of injury is a medical assessment confirming the extend of the damage that has been suffered. Compensation claim payouts for this kind of injury can run into thousands of pounds, and for that reason you need an experienced solicitor handling your claim and a professional opinion on the outlook of the victim. Your compensation claim in Wandsworth solicitor will arrange for the accident victim to be seen by a specialist, and it is this report that will be used in making a final decision.
A claim of two halves
A claim for a head injury differs slightly from a normal claim, as the long-term effects can be devastating. The first part of the claim will relate to the pain and suffering caused by the accident; the second by the financial losses that will be suffered as a result. This is when the services of an experienced solicitor are essential. There may be things that you would not consider claiming for, but they will be able to advise you on whether they are allowed as part of a claim or not.
Get good advice
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people to cope with all kinds of accident claims for over 15 years and will be able to support you through your claim every step of the way. We have over 200 solicitors, all of whom have agreed to offer a no win no fee service to our clients. During your first call, which places you under no obligation to continue using any of our services, we will offer you a 30-second test to confirm your eligibility to make a claim and the process will be explained to you fully.
If you are concerned about making a compensation claim and what you need to do, then call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today. We are here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown