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Can I claim compensation for my head injury?

If you’ve suffered a head injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault we may be able to help you pursue a claim.

According to the Brain Injury Resource Foundation, each year approximately 125,000 people in the UK are admitted to hospital with a brain injury. Unfortunately, these can be very serious despite the skull’s protection. If you have suffered an injury to your head, this may mean that your brain has been damaged. Unfortunately, the human brain is extremely vulnerable to impact – its surface can be torn and bruised as it collides with the skull.

How can a head injury occur?

A head injury can occur in many ways. For example, you may have:

  • Fallen from a height at work and landed on your head;
  • Suffered a blow to the head from some sort of equipment or machinery;
  • Hit your head in a road traffic accident;
  • Hit your head in a road traffic accident;
  • Been struck by a falling or thrown object at a public event or spectacle;
  • Fell and hit your head due to defective pavement or road surface.
What are the effects of a head injury?

If you have sustained a severe head injury, your everyday life could be affected. You may experience many different effects including:

  • Physical effects:These effects could include headaches, nausea, dizziness, concussion, fits or seizures, and more.
  • Sensory; You may experience long-term problems with your sight, hearing, touch, taste or smell.
  • Hormonal;
  • Emotional; You may experience long-term emotional or behavioural problems. These could include irritability, anxiety or depression, insomnia, confusion, frustration, mood swings and more. You may feel that you lack self-control, and are more impulsive.
  • Cognitive effects; The cognitive effects of a head injury can be serious. You may experience memory loss, concentration or attention problems, and communication or language problems.

Because of your injuries, you may not be able to drive or work. Furthermore, your  friends and family may have commented that your general behaviour has changed. It is important that you receive the correct treatment to aid recovery. You may require various types of treatment including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and psychotherapy.

Why make a claim for compensation?

We understand that no amount of compensation can restore a person’s life to how it was before a catastrophic head injury. However, it is not only the pain and suffering you have endured which needs to be taken into account. We understand that it is important to consider your rehabilitation needs, the cost of which can be substantial. It is our primary objective to secure the best treatment and rehabilitation for you and therefore the best compensation outcome.

At Oliver & Co Solicitors we employ the very best lawyers to assist you in making a claim. We have an in-house doctor/surgeon who is also a specialist solicitor. She can assist us in assessing any potential claim.

Importantly, if you have suffered a head injury, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced, specialist Solicitor. If we are able to assist you with your claim, we can represent you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

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David Owen

Director & Solicitor

Allison Pepper

Associate Director & Road Traffic Accident Solicitor

Maria Pilkington

Director & Personal Injury Solicitor

Kathryn Bull

Personal Injury Senior Litigator

Angela Cross

Personal Injury Solicitor Advocate