Injuries and accidents can be caused in many different ways. From trips in the street to negligent accidents in the workplace if you suffer any kind of brain or head injury and can prove that the incident was somebody else’s fault then you could have a right to make a claim for compensation. The amount you can claim will depend on many factors, including the type and severity of injury and also the type and cause of the accident.
Your primary concern, especially with serious head injuries, should be for your own health and safety. Be certain that you get the medical attention and treatment that is required to get you back to full health because this is the most important factor. In order to help get you back to good health, though, you may have to pay for medical treatment, cover the costs of medication, and make up for a loss of income caused if you are forced to take time off work.
Brain damage is typically considered the most severe of all head and brain injuries. It can have a serious, detrimental, and lasting effect on the sufferer although short term and less serious cases are also possible. Regardless of the severity, though, you are likely to be due some level of compensation.
Possible Claim Levels
Very severe brain damage can lead to a reward of £250,000 or more. Moderate brain damage may result in a payment of £175,000 and minor brain damage is more likely to lead to a compensation claim award of close to £20,000. Compensation levels will not only be determined by the severity of the injury but whether any care is required and for how long, and whether any other costs are accrued by the sufferer.
What You Can and Cannot Claim For
You can claim for any costs that are associated with the injury or illness that you suffer. However, you will not be able to claim for any additional expenses. If you are in any doubt as to whether you can claim for particular expenses then you should consult with a professional and experienced solicitor to provide you with accurate and reliable advice and information.
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