Head injury compensation claims

For your case to be successful you will need expert advice on making a head injury compensation claim from specialist head injury claim solicitors.

Making a head injury compensation claim

Blackwater Law is recognised as a leading firm of personal injury solicitors. The team at Blackwater Law are experts in their field and are experienced in dealing with a range of serious head injury compensation claims. We are well placed to advise you on claiming compensation for head injuries ranging from those causing minor pain and suffering from which a full recovery will be made; through to those that are more severe and involve some degree of brain injury, with potentially life changing implications.

You can contact Blackwater Law for free initial advice and we will quickly be able to tell you whether you may be entitled to compensation for your head injury and how best to proceed if so.

Use the head injury compensation calculator below to estimate how much compensation you may be entitled to claim as part of your head injury compensation case.

Head injury compensation calculator

Specialist head injury solicitors

Recognised as a leading firm of personal injury lawyers by the Legal 500, an independent ranking directory of the UK’s top law firms, Blackwater Law will guide you through each stage of the legal process and will keep you informed about the progress of your head injury compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will aim to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of head injury compensation you are entitled to.

It may be that as well as a head injury you or your loved one have a related neck injury or shoulder injury. When Blackwater Law advise you in making a claim for compensation, all of the injuries you or your loved one have sustained will be factored into the claim to ensure you are properly compensated.

No win, no fee head injury claims

Blackwater Law operate all accepted head injury claims on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you will not pay for our legal advice and services if your claim for compensation is not successful. If your head injury claim is successful, our fee will be percentage of your compensation, which will be agreed with you at the outset.

Get expert legal advice

Call today and get advice from Dominic Graham, personal injury solicitor. Find out if you can claim compensation.

CALL 0800 083 5500

How to make a head injury claim

To make a head injury compensation claim, contact Blackwater Law and speak to one of our personal injury solicitors, who will be able to quickly assess the strength of your head injury compensation claim and offer advice on the most appropriate course of action to take. You can call us directly on 0800 083 5500 to get free initial advice about your injury.

What Types of Head Injury Can I Claim Compensation For?

Your financial settlement will depend greatly on how much long term pain and/or disability you suffer as a result of the injury, as well as your own personal circumstances. Head injuries can vary greatly in severity, from bruising and minor lacerations to concussion, a fractured skull or brain trauma. Even a relatively minor head injury can have serious implications for the long-term health of the victim and can lead to headaches, vision problems and bouts of dizziness. More serious head and brain injuries can affect the victim’s quality of life and can cause permanent disability and sometimes even death.

Head injuries can be caused by virtually any kind of accident, including a car accident, accident at work, physical assaults, medical negligence (including surgical error, birth injury and misdiagnosis) and military injury, to name just a few. Blackwater Law are experienced in successfully settling claims involving all of these causes.

Types of head injury

Concussion

Concussion is the temporary loss of mental function or consciousness that occurs after a blow or other injury is sustained to the head. It is the most common but least serious type of head injury. Symptoms of concussion can include temporary loss of consciousness, periods of memory loss, vision problems and periods of confusion.

Open head Injury

An open head injury, sometimes referred to as a penetrating head injury, occurs when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain. Open head injuries are usually focal, which means that they affect a very specific area of brain tissue. Open head injuries are extremely serious and can cause permanent disability, mental impairment and death.

Closed head Injury

A closed head injury is a trauma in which the brain is injured as a result of a blow to the head, or a sudden, violent motion that causes the brain to shake inside the skull. Unlike an open head injury, with a closed head injury no object actually penetrates the brain. Closed head injuries can be either diffuse (affecting cells and tissues throughout the brain) or more focal, with the damage concentrated on one area.

What amount of head injury compensation can I expect to receive?

If you have not already done so, use the head injury compensation calculator above to estimate the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.

  • Minor head injuries where minimal, if any, brain damage occurs usually result in awards of approximately £1,450 – £8,400.
  • Minor brain damage, the symptoms of which leave a person able to take part in social life and return to work, but which may cause poor concentration, memory loss, mood swings and/or a reduction in the quality of life of the individual may result in compensation awards of £10,000 – £28,250.
  • Moderate brain damage that affects the victim’s concentration and results in memory loss, reduced capacity to work or increased dependence on others can result in claims of £28,250 – £59,500.
  • Moderate brain damage that has moderate to modest effect on mental capability and ability to work carries a compensation claim amount of £59,500 – £98,500.
  • Moderate brain damage that has a moderate to severe effect on metal capability, personality change, reduced sight, speech or other senses or renders the individual unemployable may warrant head injury compensation of £98,500 – £144,000.
  • Moderately severe brain damage that causes serious disablement (mental or physical) and/or substantial dependence on others could result in a claim of £144,000 – £185,000.
  • Very severe brain damage resulting in little, if any, response to environment, little or no language function, double incontinence, need for full time care £185,000 – £265,000.
Get expert legal advice

Call today and speak to Dominic Graham, expert personal injury solicitor. Find out if you can claim compensation.

CALL 0800 083 5500

Blackwater Law personal injury solicitors successfully obtained £3.2million compensation for Mr Irving who suffered serious spinal injuries and was left disabled after falling down stairs.