Head injuries can be a particularly severe personal injury type, often occurring due to a blow to the head caused by an accident. Accidents which may cause a head injury could include a fall at work, a road traffic accident or a slip in a restaurant, and if someone else was to blame, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. But how are head injury compensation amounts calculated?
Head injury compensation amounts
When calculating your compensation entitlement, the following will be taken into account to reach a decision on head injury compensation amounts:
- The severity of your injury, including long-term and short-term impacts
- Medical expenses such as treatment costs and bills for medication
- Loss of earnings due to an inability to work, whether temporary or permanent
To get an idea of how much you may be able to claim, Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second online tool calculates head injury compensation amounts, returning an approximate monetary figure within just half a minute. This will allow you to manage your own expectations throughout the claims process; although you should remember that this is an estimate only, and our helpful advisors and legal teams will be able to provide you with further information.
The severity of your injury is one of the most important factors when determining a compensation amount; with the impacts of your injury perhaps including:
- Loss of physical sensation
- Poor memory
- Difficulty with concentration and attention span
- Personality changes and mood swings
- Communication problems
- Difficulty with problem-solving
- Loss of eyesight
Your injury could affect every aspect of your life, or may be a minor inconvenience: whatever the scale, you should get in touch with a personal injury claims expert to discuss the next steps and understand more about the compensation process.
How to make a claim
Making a claim can be a straightforward process when using a compensation provider. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over ten years of experience in handling personal injuries claims including head injuries, for people just like you. We use this experience to ensure the claims process is as stress-free and uncomplicated as possible, meaning that you can claim for compensation with minimum fuss. In most cases, claims can be made over the telephone and you will likely not need to attend court.
At Accident Advice Helpline, all of our cases are handled on a no win no fee* basis by legal experts. The chances of gaining fair head injury compensation amounts are maximised by the use of independent legal partners who specialise in niche accident types such as head injuries.
Endorsed by TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you are offered the peace of mind that your case will always be handled with the utmost professionalism. Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and members of the Claims Standard Council, Accident Advice Helpline is widely regarded as a trusted national compensation provider.
Date Published: 27th February 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Head injury claim