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September 15, 2021

A Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation Claim

If you have suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of medical negligence, it is likely that you are devastated and have many questions regarding your situation as well as your eligibility for a traumatic brain injury claim. Brain injuries are one of the most debilitating injuries anyone can sustain, with life-changing effects on its victim. They can affect the victim’s quality of life, whether the injuries are minor or moderate.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury is an intracranial injury caused by impact from an external force such as physical assault, car accident, or striking a person’s head after a fall. When this happens, the brain and the inside of the skull may have a hard collision, which can lead to bruising, bleeding, or even tearing of the brain’s nerve fibres.

The severity of traumatic brain injuries can vary depending on key factors, such as the affected part of the brain, the level of overall damage, and if the damage was precise. When determining how severe a traumatic brain injury may be, the short- and long-term impact are also important factors.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

There are many types of brain injury; some of them include:

  • Brain trauma
  • Epidural haemorrhage
  • Subgaleal haemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage

If you believe you have suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of negligent treatment at the NHS, you may be entitled to a brain injury NHS claim.

How Do I Know if I Have Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Your GP or neurologist will give you the best advice on this. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury can vary, but when the condition is severe, some of the most obvious symptoms include headaches, seizures, and coma. However, it can be more difficult to identify more subtle symptoms; you may spot changes in the individual’s reduced level of concentration, communication, problem solving capacity, as well as memory problems.

A victim of traumatic brain injury may also suffer fatigue, behavioural changes like irritability, as well as loss of taste and smell. In this case, it may be difficult for the victim to spot these symptoms and they may only be observed by loved ones.

Making a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim

In order to make a successful traumatic brain injury claim, get in touch with us. We work with a panel of specialist NHS negligence solicitors that will help you begin your NHS negligence claim.

When you get in touch with our head injury claims solicitors, we will offer free, no obligation initial advice and work with you, with the help of an independent medical expert, to understand the nature and severity of your injury, then guide you through the claims process. We will let you know whether we believe there are legitimate grounds for a traumatic brain injury claim, as well as offer advice on the best step for you to take.

If we believe your TBI claim has a great chance of success, we will gather necessary evidence to prove the claim. This includes proof of the accident, your brain injury, and evidence that the party you are making a claim against is negligent.

If they deny liability, our brain injury medical negligence solicitors will investigate the reasons for this and, if we believe that we can overcome the denial of liability, we will proceed to issue court proceedings on your behalf, if an agreement cannot be reached. You can count on us to work in your best interest, as we are not afraid to tackle the complex brain injury claims process.

How Much Compensation Can I Expect for a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions but not one that has a straightforward answer, especially when considering the complexities involved in head injury compensation claims. The amount you will receive for brain injury compensation will depend on the external factor that caused your injury, as well as the severity of the injury.

When you contact us, we will conduct a full investigation to assess your claim before letting you know what to expect in personal injury compensation amounts. Our brain injury solicitors have a strong track record of successfully settling a wide range of brain injury claims – whether the victim has suffered mild or severe brain damage.

What Can I Make a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim for After an Accident?

You can make a claim for:

General damages

This is to compensate for the direct and non-economic effects of the brain injury you suffered on the quality of your life, such as emotional trauma and physical problems.

Special damages

This is compensation for the less direct and economic effects of your injury, such as loss of earnings due to long-term issues arising from your accident.

Medical expenses

You can make claims for medical expenses such as the use of private or international medical treatment that is not available at the NHS. You may also be able to claim for long-term rehabilitation to enhance your chances of recovery.

Financial expenses

This is compensation for the financial expenses you incurred as a result of the injury, such as the cost of adapting or moving to a house that is modified to suit your new living condition.

Travel expenses

This is compensation for the travel expenses incurred from trips to and from hospital appointments or specialist services like special education that aids your rehabilitation.

Time Limits for Making Brain Injury Claims

There is a general three-year time limit for making claims for traumatic brain injury, hospital negligence and other types of medical negligence. This time limit begins from the date of the incident or the date you became aware that your injury was a result of negligence.

However, there are exceptions to this time limit; this includes those who lack the mental capacity to make a claim on their own and children under the age of 18. So, if you have suffered injury and you think you could be entitled to compensation, do not hesitate to get in touch with us so that you do not miss out on your time limit.

Speak with one of our specialist solicitors about making a claim and find out how we can help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

No Win No Fee Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

Are you seeking concussion injury claims compensation, minor brain injury compensation, slip and fall head injury settlements or any other type of brain injury compensation? We understand that it can be hard to meet up with the fees associated with making a complex injury claim.

It is for this reason we will likely offer to work with you on a No Win No Fee basis if we believe you have suffered negligent treatment and can make a successful claim. Also known as Conditional Fee Agreement, a No Win No Fee service guarantees that you will not pay out of pocket to fund your claim.

This is because you will never be charged for our services – from when we offer you our injury compensation guide to when we help you win the claim. If the claim is successful, a success fee will be deducted from the final compensation amount. You will not pay us anything if the claim is unsuccessful.

A No Win No Fee service provides the base upon which anyone can make a claim – regardless of their financial status. We offer a friendly and compassionate service because we care about you; if you have suffered an accident and injury as a result, we would help you claim compensation so you can move on with your life.

Why Choose Us?

Whether you are seeking compensation for GP negligence or you simply want to find out the typical injury claim payouts and injury compensation amounts to have an idea of how much you can expect, you can count on us. No matter how legitimate you believe your traumatic brain injury claim to be, it would be best to seek expert legal advice.

Call us today for free, no obligation, initial consultation to find out how to proceed with your claim and how much compensation you may receive.

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