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How to Make a Brain Injury Claim
Suffering a brain injury in an accident
If you face a brain injury, the chances are that you will have to spend the rest of your life coping with that. The brain controls most of the body’s vital functions and is the control centre of the body. So even a minor injury can have significant consequences.
Suppose you have suffered a road traffic accident that resulted in damage to your brain, for example. In that case, it can limit your movement or cause psychological problems, leading to paralysis. In the most critical cases, the injured person is no longer in the condition to claim compensation and must undertake it on their behalf.
Claiming brain injury compensation
The exact information of your case may differ – the principle is the same whether you have fallen from a wrongly positioned ladder or suffered injury from a car accident. If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, then you can make a brain injury claim. More severe the injury, the more compensation you may receive.
You should make sure you choose an injury legal advisor who has good expertise in brain injury claims and members of both Headway and the Brain Injury Group.
Headway is a British charity that assists brain injury victims and their loved ones. Legal advisors have to follow strict conduct to qualify for Headway’s recommendation. Make sure your legal advisor has been awarded this accreditation.
Brain Injury Group is a company that brings together different organizations and lawyers from the UK. It aims at offering assistance to anybody who has suffered brain damage.
Brain injury compensation amounts
The brain injury compensation amount ranges from £14,380 for a minor brain injury to £379,100 for a very critical injury. It is a decided lump sum compensation for the pain and loss of income you have suffered. It may also have some additional compensation for your future expenses and lifestyle change. The more severe the injury, the more the amount of compensation will be.
Brain injury due to medical negligence
On rare occasions, someone can suffer from brain damage due to medical negligence during birth, surgery, or other mismanaged clinical processes. These kinds of injuries can change lives, and hence compensation for the ache and suffering becomes essential. There may also be lifetime financial expenses for ongoing clinical care and loss of income in the future.
In cases of brain injury claims, most claims are made against the NHS. But if a private practitioner is responsible rather than an NHS hospital, the victim can still claim compensation.
If you or your loved ones have been injured, then speak to a personal injury legal advisor as soon as possible to pursue compensation. Most personal injury lawyers work on a no-win-no-fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay the legal fee independently. Your legal fee will be chargeable only if you win the claim. It is a pre-defined fee between you and your solicitor before starting the claim process. This fee is charged as a percentage of the compensation amount received, which never exceeds 25% of the amount. It means minimal risk financially to begin a claim.