Head injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your head injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Do you have a head injury?
Each year, thousands of people are involved in accidents that cause head injuries. Accidents occur in the workplace, in public places, and in the home. Cyclists and motorcyclists, on the road, can be particularly vulnerable.
A fall, trip, blow or sudden impact can be a traumatic event. It may even change your life. When you suffer an injury to your head, it can stop you from driving, working, looking after your family, and doing what you enjoy.
If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for your head injury and seeking compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious head injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Get the right treatment for your head injury
When you have an accident that causes a head injury, it’s essential to get a medical diagnosis as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need the help of various medical professionals – such as neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational and speech therapists, and cognitive specialists – to recover.
Causes and types of head and brain injury are many and varied. Concussion is a common injury – it may give you a headache, or make you feel sick, dizzy or confused. Other injuries, such as a fractured skull, laceration or a blood clot, may be more serious.
Whatever caused your injury, it is important to get prompt assessment and treatment. Sometimes it takes time for more serious symptoms to develop – so a head injury may need careful monitoring in the following hours and days.
Why claim for a head injury?
A head or brain injury can have long-term effects. For some, it can be devastating. You may not be able to return to work, and your symptoms – such as headaches, memory loss, confusion, depression, or even an inability to care for yourself – may affect the lives of your family or those close to you.
Treating a head injury may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right. Taking periods off work, for treatment or to recover, might make it difficult for you to keep up with mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also need to depend on someone else to help you.
If your injury has arisen from an accident you did not cause, you could be entitled to substantial compensation. Claiming for pain and suffering, as well as loss of earnings, could enable you and your family to cope.
Employers have a duty of care to ensure people can do their jobs safely. Owners of public places such as shops, pubs and restaurants also have a responsibility to keep you safe – preventing trip hazards, for example. If an owner fails to follow regulations and this leads to your injury, you may be able to make a claim.
Some accidents are preventable. Reporting an accident and making a claim can flag up hazardous working conditions, and can help to improve a working environment. This may reduce the risk of others suffering similar accidents.
If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.
We make it as simple as possible to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
What’s covered in a claim?
When you suffer a head injury, compensation can help you to cope. If you suffer a serious injury, it can help to reduce the impact on your daily activities. You may also be eligible to receive an interim payment to cover the immediate costs of your injury.
Even if your injury isn’t life changing, we can help. If your accident – and the injury it caused – has made an emotional, physical and financial impact on your life, you could be compensated.
As with any personal injury claim, the amount depends on your circumstances, and on factors including:
- Your pain and suffering
- The severity of your injury
- The treatment you need after your accident
- The amount of time (if any) you take off work
- How your injury makes an impact on your life
- The outlook for recovering from your injury
For any type of accident that causes a head injury, we can help. Just call us on 0800 083 4961.
Can you make a claim?
You may be able to claim for your head injury if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Did your accident leave you a head injury?
- Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
- Did the accident resulting in your head injury happen in the last three years?
The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
How much compensation could you claim for a head injury?
Having a head injury can have a major effect on your life. Making a claim for an injury to your head can really help alleviate the pressures that result.
Financial settlements for people with head injuries can be substantial. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the greatest degree of compensation to which you are entitled.
How do you start a claim for a head injury?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors. We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.
Perhaps you are supporting a family member or friend who has suffered a head injury. We’ve put together some information and advice to help you claim compensation on someone else’s behalf.
To get some idea of how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful, visit our online claim calculator.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
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