Head injury compensation claims can be made by anyone who has been involved in an accident that was caused by another person, resulted in the need for medical attention and happened within the past three years. Head injury compensation claims can account for a range of different accident types; whether incurred at work, in a car accident or on the sports field, if someone else was to blame, then you should exercise your right to claim compensation.
A head injury should always be treated very seriously – if you have had a blow to the head, you should always be seen to by a medical professional at the earliest opportunity. Sometimes symptoms are not immediately noticeable, or you may not even realise you have hurt your head at all. Injuries such as concussion, even in the mildest form, can have long-term implications if you do not act accordingly.
After a head injury, many people will go into some form of shock. However mild, it may prevent you from thinking clearly so it is always good to have the help of a friend or relative at this time. Once you have been seen by a doctor and advised on treatment and medical attention, you should start to think about making a claim for compensation.
Why is compensation necessary?
It is your decision to make a claim, but whether you wish to do so immediately or even a year or two down the line, it is your right to receive compensation if you are eligible.
Head injury compensation claims are important for two reasons. Firstly, they go some way to compensating you for the pain and suffering caused by your injury, as well as the monetary impact which may include medical expenses or loss of earnings. Secondly, acting to claim compensation may result in preventative measures being put in place by whoever was to blame for your accident. For example, if you work on a construction site and your injury was caused by a fall from height, your employer may put in place further health and safety measures to ensure that their staff are not at risk from a similar accident in future.
How do head injury compensation claims work?
Making a claim for a head injury should not be an experience that adds to any existing stress and trauma that you may be feeling following your accident. A compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline ensures that you are able to make a claim with a minimum amount of fuss and input from you, meaning our experts do all of the work whilst you can relax and recuperate further.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a team of highly trained advisors who will listen to the details of your case, and offer professional advice as needed. They will explain the claims procedure to you, and will then match your case to a legal expert with specific experience in head injury compensation claims. Having the expert attention of a legal team with a specialism in your accident type is crucial to the success of your claim – which is why we use a network of over 190 trusted legal partners so we can find an exact fit for you.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry