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Head and brain injury

Fair compensation for head or brain injuries

If you or a family member are unfortunate enough to suffer a head or brain injury, as the result of some form of trauma, caused by someone else’s negligence, it is vital that you seek experienced professional legal advice as quickly as possible. Most personal injuries will not be too serious, but in a very small proportion of cases, the injuries can be catastrophic.

In order to ensure that you receive your rightful and fair compensation for your injuries and losses, every aspect of the case must be thoroughly investigated. A personal injury solicitor who is experienced in pursuing complex head and brain injury compensation claims, will ensure your accident claim is not under-valued, and that you have the right compensation to provide for your long-term needs.

To read more about how Clear Answers can help you receive fair compensation for your own, or a family member’s injury, please select one of the links below:

Seeking expert personal injury advice

Strict time limits apply for making a personal injury compensation claim, so please seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid claim for compensation.

If you would like Clear Answers to help you receive the personal injury compensation to which you are entitled, please complete our online compensation claim form and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the circumstances of your accident and injury. Alternatively, please telephone us on 0800 783 9019 to speak to one of our advisors.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim, or our gathering information and evidence section for details on what to do if you are involved in an accident.

Managing claims for head and brain injury victims

Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury lawyers will liaise with you, or your family as appropriate, to establish the evidence relating to your accident claim as quickly as possible, in order to prove you have a valid claim for head or brain injury compensation. We understand the sensitivity surrounding such injuries, and have a network of experts who work with us extensively on brain injury compensation claims. They can assist with the preparation of the evidence, not just with regard to the immediate injuries and losses, but the future cost of care. If your injuries are severe, you may have to consider the cost of long-term rehabilitation, nursing care, aids and equipment, transport and even housing requirements.

Complex cases involving accident compensation for head and brain injuries, can take several years to complete. This may seem an excessive amount of time, but it is often necessary, and in your best interests, in order that your long-term requirements are correctly assessed. Concluding the case too soon may result in a lower settlement than you are both entitled to expect, and your injuries dictate what is needed. However, during this accident claim process we will, where appropriate, apply for interim payments to enable you to set up a regime of care and support etc.

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What is an acquired brain injury?

Acquired brain injury, or ABI, is the term given to injuries that occur after birth. Some brain injuries can occur before or during birth, and details of these can be found in our medical negligence section. To distinguish between conditions acquired before or during birth, and injuries sustained after birth, it is important to understand the various causes of acquired brain injury. ABI can be caused by a wide variety of accidents or violent situations, including:

Injuries received in these types of accidents are referred to as Traumatic Brain Injuries and are generally sustained when the head receives a severe blow or jolt. To read more on this subject, please go to our acquired brain injury page.

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Pursuing a head or brain injury compensation claim

In order to pursue a successful accident compensation claim for a head or brain injury, it is necessary to prove that your injury occurred because of the negligence of another person.

An ABI may also be the result of a stroke, haemorrhage or a tumour and, except in rare cases, these will not have occurred because of someone’s negligence. Please visit our medical negligence section if you believe your injuries were as the result of these conditions and were caused by medical negligence.

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Clear Answers’ approach to brain injury compensation claims

Our specialist personal injury lawyers operate under a team structure. This means that a senior partner will oversee your case and make any critical decisions. Other members of the team will be directly involved to ensure your claim for a head or brain injury compensation is dealt with speedily and efficiently. The team’s main priority will be to deal with your accident claim in a way that will put your interests and well-being at the centre of all their activities.

To allow you direct access to our legal services, home or hospital visits can and will be made as and when required. In order that you can be made as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible, calculations will be made against the possible compensation award and your long-term outcome, so that interim payments can be requested.

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Traumatic brain injury victims and their families

Traumatic head and brain injuries are suffered as a result of some trauma in which the victim receives a blow to the head. The consequences of such serious injuries affect your whole family, not just yourself. Once the initial shock has passed, there will be many difficult and emotional stages for all those involved to work through. The eventual outcome being acceptance that life for you all may be very different from the one enjoyed before your accident or trauma.

Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with many cases involving serious head and brain injuries, and therefore understand the emotional strain this will place on you and your family. They have the experience to deal sensitively with all those involved, and understand the range of emotions that your family will go through. In many ways, your family will be the real victims of the accident since they will have to deal with the problems that you will face as you come to terms with your injury, both practically and emotionally.

Clear Answers believes it can provide the personal attention, guidance and support that both you, and your family, will need as you seek to secure fair accident compensation to enable you to live as normal and independent a life as you possibly can.

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Personal injury news stories

Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury solicitors deal with a large number of all types of personal injury and accident compensation claims each year, many resulting in serious injuries such as head and brain injuries. Details of some of these successful compensation claims can be found in our Personal Injury News Section, which is updated regularly. Below are just a few examples of successful claims.

HSE report on prosecutions following accidents at work in Great Britain

In the last three months of 2010 many companies or individuals were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for breaches of workplace regulations, and 101 of them were found guilty and fined.

Many of these successful prosecutions involved accidents at work and many resulted in injuries to maintenance workers, or workers injured due to faulty maintenance work.
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Work accident compensation for head injury victim

A team leader in a manufacturing environment, our client in this work accident compensation claim, had been hit on the head by a large metal object. Our client was standing at the edge of the factory floor, when the metal object fell several feet, knocking him out.

His injuries caused significant long-term problems for his employment and well-being and our specialist work accident lawyers were able to secure substantial compensation for the effects of this injury.
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Cyclist receives substantial road accident compensation

The defendant in this claim for cycle accident compensation had pulled out of a junction onto the A road on which our client was travelling, immediately in front of our client. He then carried out a dangerous manoeuvre in front of our client, driving his vehicle into our client's path, leaving him no chance to avoid a collision.

As a result of the defendant’s actions, our client was unable to avoid colliding with the vehicle. He suffered concussion, injuries to his face and a broken collarbone. He also suffered strain to ligaments, and various soft tissue injuries. However, the worst injury was to his head, which resulted in a worsening of memory and balance, and brain injury affecting his cognitive functions.
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Serious head and brain injury for rear seat passenger

Just starting out in employment, our client's prospects had been good for becoming a skilled tradesman, but following this road accident, his inability to remember instructions, or act on his own initiative, have rendered him unable to continue with any type of work.

Following a final prognosis, our specialist accident compensation lawyers secured almost £1 million in road accident compensation, in an out of court settlement.
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Road accident compensation for head injury victim

When our client in this road accident compensation claim asked for our personal injury compensation claim advice, we were able to secure almost £30,000 in compensation for his injuries.

A driver of a passenger vehicle at the time of the road accident, our client had been parked in the depot in a designated bay, at the end of his shift. There were several parking bays with vehicles passing between the lanes, though the speed limit is restricted to 10 mph.

As he alighted from his vehicle, having checked that the roadway was clear, he was struck by another vehicle, driven by a colleague. He suffered a head injury that caused him to lose consciousness. As a result of his head injury, our client remembers nothing about the road accident or the following few days. He was taken to hospital where he remained as an in-patient for several days.
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Serious head and brain injury caused by falling equipment

Our client was working on a mobile platform when a heavy piece of equipment fell from above, striking him forcefully on the head. There was no warning and he had no chance to avoid the object as it fell.

The blow caused a severe head injury and he suffered extensive brain injury. This serious accident at work has left him with ongoing conditions, including epilepsy, deafness, a poor sense of balance, and other cognitive problems.

Our specialist serious injury lawyers were able to secure a substantial sum in work accident compensation. The sum reflects the extent of his injuries and the loss of income for the rest of his working life.
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Cyclist seriously injured in road traffic accident

Our specialist road accident lawyers were able to negotiate a settlement in excess of £350,000 in personal injury compensation for our client’s injuries.

At the time of this cycling accident, our client had been on his way to work and the road conditions were dry and good. The defendant was talking hands-free on his mobile phone and was distracted. The defendant was subsequently found guilty of dangerous driving.
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Compensation for leg and head injuries in a cycling accident

Our specialist personal injury lawyers were able to secure over £30,000 in compensation for the injuries to his leg and head. In navigating a major road intersection, our client had been cycling across a busy road on a zebra crossing, when he was suddenly hit side-on by a car.

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Breach of regulations governing road signage leads to serious head injuries

Our client received a serious head injury when he lost control of his motorbike on a stretch of road which had been recently repaired, but which, at the time of his motorcycle accident, had no visible warning sign to alert him to the danger ahead.

Our specialist road traffic accident lawyers, who have extensive experience in both serious injury compensation claims, and motorcycle compensation claims, were asked for their personal injury claims advice on pursuing an accident claim for compensation on his behalf.
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Head and brain injury compensation claims

If you or a member of your family has suffered a traumatic head or brain injury in any type of accident, it is vital that you seek specialist advice as quickly as possible. Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury solicitors can give guidance and assistance on whether it is possible to make a claim for accident compensation.

Our team of expert lawyers is waiting to help you, and will be happy to explain the claims process in plain English, and to answer any questions you may have regarding your accident claim.

If you would like Clear Answers to help you receive the accident compensation to which you are entitled, please telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete our online compensation claim form and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the circumstances of your accident and injury.

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