Head injury and concussion claims

If you or a loved one have sustained a head injury or concussion through the fault of someone else, we may be able to help you. We understand the serious consequences for people who suffer injuries to the head and the impact these can have on their lives ongoing, and will work closely with you if you wish to bring a head injury claim.

Call us free on 0808 164 0808, or request a call back and we will get in touch with you.

Types of head injury

The main types of head injury claim we help people with are listed below:

Facial fractures

Facial fractures can be distressing injuries to sustain, and can have a negative impact on a person both physically and mentally. Facial fractures include parts of the face such as the nose, cheeks, mouth and jaw, and can be caused in a variety of ways. Most commonly, we see personal injury claims brought for facial fractures after road traffic accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Some facial fractures may cause permanent damage, depending on their severity. While milder fractures may heal without any lasting issues, more traumatic breaks to bones in the face might cause disfigurement and permanent scarring.

Concussion injuries

Suffering with concussion is a common side effect of head trauma, and can range from mild to moderate or severe. Concussion in terms of personal injury usually relates to someone being involved in a road traffic accident, sporting accident, or sustaining an accidental blow to the head in the workplace.

Making a concussion claim may be the route you choose if you have been left with short or long-term impairment, such as headaches, memory loss, tinnitus, or another concussion-related problem that impacts your daily life.

Eye injuries

Like facial fractures and concussion, eye injuries can be the result of a traumatic head injury and can impact a person’s life quite drastically. It can be physically and psychologically damaging if you sustain a severe eye injury, and our experts understand how anyone could feel in this situation.

Being left with visual impairments, such as partial blindness or even full blindness, evidently impacts your life after sustaining your injury. That’s why we will work with you throughout your claim to fully understand the support you’d require ongoing, and make sure we achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Brain injuries

Our serious injury specialists have worked with many people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. We help families get the legal advice and guidance they need throughout their claims, and do what our best to secure necessary rehabilitation following an accident.

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What does compensation for a head injury include?

Generally, the damages you’d expect to be covered in your compensation would be made up of the following, depending on your individual circumstances:

  • General damages – for pain, loss of amenity, suffering.
  • Special damages – to cover any medical expenses, loss of earnings, travel to hospital etc. This also includes rehabilitation and home adaptations.

How long do I have to make a head injury claim?

Like with any personal injury claim, you have three years less one day from the date of your injury to bring a claim. If you are making a claim for a head injury sustained in a criminal attack, you have two years from the incident.

A minor (child under the age of 18) has until their twenty-first birthday to pursue a claim for a head injury.

We can help you

It is important to seek legal advice from our head injury solicitors as soon as possible, so we can achieve the best possible outcome with as much time as possible. If you’d like to get in touch with us please don’t hesitate to call free on 0808 164 0808 or request a call back.

Disclaimer

In general you have three years from the date of injury or reasonable knowledge of injury to bring a compensation claim. There are some exceptions to this rule for instance where the matter involves a child in which case the child has three years from the date of their 18th birthday to bring a claim, therefore expiring on the individual’s 21st birthday.

It is important to speak to a legal team as early as possible to avoid any issues with limitation dates.