How much is a head injury claim worth?
Head and brain injuries as a category covers a wide variety of different injuries that range in severity from minor concussion to severe brain injuries. They may last a few hours or be completely life-changing. With that in mind, the amount of compensation someone may receive for a head injury can vary significantly.
All cases will be judged on their specific circumstances and payments may also include any expenses that have been incurred as a result of the accident. This could include medical costs or the cost of adapting your home if required. Loss of earnings will also be considered.
Here are some of the most common head injuries and the compensation levels that they might receive.
Minor head injury
Concussion and shallow skull fractures are classified as minor head injuries. You may experience headaches, nauseas, double vision and amnesia. These are most commonly caused by road traffic accidents and work accidents. The payout for these kinds of injuries is between £1,600 – £9,700.
Damage to your hair
Hair damage such as that caused by burns or trauma head injuries can result in compensation being paid. The level of compensation awarded will depend on the length of time it takes to regrow. If psychological issues result in permanent hair loss or if surgery is required, this will all be taken into consideration. Payments can range from £3,000 – £8,300.
Loss of taste
If a brain injury results in a complete and permanent loss of taste then the compensation payment can be substantial. Payments can range from £14,600 – £29,800.
Loss of smell
As with loss of taste, complete loss of smell can be caused by an impact injury to the head or the brain. The loss of smell and taste are often closely linked and may occur together. If you lose both taste and smell you may receive an amount towards the upper end of the compensation claim. Payments can range from £19,000 – £29,800.
Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes seizures. It can be caused by trauma injury and the compensation payment range reflects the seriousness of the condition. In cases of trauma caused epilepsy you may be awarded anything between £1,600 – £114,100.
If physical head trauma or medical negligence results in brain damage the compensation payments can be substantial. Brain damage can result in impairment of intellect, reduced life expectancy, poor concentration, memory loss or paralysis. Payments can range from £32,000 to £307,000
At Mark Reynolds Solicitors, we’re experts on recovering maximum personal injury compensation for our clients in cases of head and brain injury. Our team will not only assess the strength of your claim but also help to provide you with immediate and long-term assistance to maintain the highest quality of life.