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Head Injury Claims: Solicitor gives examples of the amount of compensation you can claim for acquired head and brain injuries
Head injury claims: Discover what an acquired brain of head injury claim is, how your solicitor calculates the amount of compensation to claim for your pain and suffering and financial losses with examples of how much compensation you can expect for different types of head injury and brain damage.
What are acquired head injury claims?
An acquired head injury is sometimes known as an acquired brain injury or an ABI. It is injury or damage to your head or brain caused in a trauma as compared with a head or brain injury which you are born with.
If your acquired head or brain injury was caused in an accident for which someone is considered legally liable or legally at fault your are entitled to make a claim for compensation - such a claim is known as a head injury claim for compensation.
How does your solicitor know how much to claim in compensation on your behalf?
Head injury claims
Your lawyer will acquire a medical report on your behalf describing exactly what your head injuries are and what the future holds for your symptoms - this report will most likely be produced by a consultant neurosurgeon.
Your solicitor will thereafter look at the severity of your head and brain injuries set out in the medical report, find cases decided previously by the courts for similar injuries ( known as case law ), look at a summary of compensation amounts decided by the courts in a book known as the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines and based upon all this information your solicitor will calculate how much compensation you can claim for what is known as the pain and suffering for your injury.
In addition to the pain and suffering for your injury your solicitor will also look at all the financial losses you have incurred - which might include medical expenses, lost income, travel expenses, head injury rehabilitation expenses, etc. The total of your past and future losses will be calculated and added to your pain and suffering compensation to decide how much compensation you can claim.
In addition to the final compensation settlement figure calculated you might also be entitled to interest on your compensation and your legal costs in pursuing your claim.
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Examples of compensation amounts for various UK brain and head injury claims
I have set out below a description of some types of head injury with a range of compensation amounts you could expect to receive for a claim which is concluded in 2010:
1. Minor head injury
If the symptoms of your head injury fully resolve in a couple of weeks: approx £1,400
2. Minor head injury with slight brain damage
If you have a head injury with very minor brain damage which you recover from or slight headaches which are ongoing: £1,400 - £8,000
3. Ongoing Brain Damage
Brain damage can have varying effects on your ability to function - it could affect your ability to function socially, your ability to work, your ability to concentrate, there might be a risk of epilepsy or it might cause you disability: £10,000 - £180,000
4. Serious brain damage
In the worst cases of brain damage you might find your life expectancy reduced, you might be unable to communicate properly and you might be seriously disabled: £180,000 - £260,000
Summary of acquired brain and head injury claims compensation amounts
On this page you have seen examples of how much compensation your acquired brain and head injury claims are worth.
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