Head injury claims

Head injuries can vary greatly, from minor cuts, bruising and concussion, to the more serious head and brain injuries.

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Types of head injury

Head injuries can be caused in many different ways, such as road accidents, trips and falls, personal assault, an accident at work or even sporting accidents and medical negligence. In a child they can be even more worrying, as the brain is still developing.

Trauma and impact of blows to the head can result head injuries of varying severity, including:

  • debilitating dizziness or headaches
  • concussion
  • effects to balance and general awareness
  • problems with vision
  • long-lasting or permanent disability, such as cognitive or memory problems
  • Psychological and personality changes.

Headway, the brain injury association, reports that men are 1.5 times more likely than women to be admitted to hospital for a head injury.

If your head injury was the fault of someone else, you may have a claim for compensation. Our specialist advisers are available for a free initial chat to explore your options. We offer a No Win No Fee service, so you won’t have to worry about paying any upfront costs.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Why make a claim for a head injury?

Simply put, if someone is responsible for the injury, you have the right to claim compensation. The claim amount reflects the impact that the head injury has had on your life. It can help with medical treatment, any ongoing costs, time off work for recovery and such things as travel expenses if you are unable to drive.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Assessing the extent and duration of a head injury can be quite an involved process, depending on your individual case. Our specialist solicitors are experienced in the process of putting together the facts and medical evidence of your injuries, that allow us to proceed with your claim. We’re there every step of the way.

Our No Win No Fee services mean there are no upfront costs and you are under no obligation to proceed unless you are happy to do so.

How much will I receive for a head injury compensation claim?

Every head injury claim is different. While those with superficial injuries will likely make a full recovery; those with more serious damage may be left with permanent disabilities – the claim settlements will take that into consideration.

The severity of your injury is taken into account, together with recovery times and any continuing issues. As a general example, Judicial College Guidelines recommend that minor injuries where full recovery is expected within a few weeks, are likely to get a couple of thousand pounds. Where the injury is more serious, with some persisting problems that may interfere with everyday lifestyle and work prospects, payouts may be between £13,430 and £37,760.

Our compensation calculator gives further examples on the amounts you could be entitled to claim.

Is there a time limit for making a head injury claim?

Head injury claims usually need to be made within three years of the date of an accident or incident. If your injury is from a physical assault you have two years from the date of the attack. 

If the injured person is a child, the three-year time limit doesn’t begin until their 18th birthday. Where a person is considered mentally incapable of making important decisions there is generally no time limit.

First4Lawyers will be able to advise you on your individual circumstances, just get in touch using the callback or phone numbers at the top of the screen.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Your first step is to get in touch for a chat – it’s absolutely free and there’s no obligation on your part to continue with a claim. Our specialist advisers are here to give you advice and talk through your next options. They can also tell you about our No Win No Fee service – just use our online claim form or give us a call.

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