Head Injury

Very severe brain damage £224,800 - £322,060
Moderately severe brain injury £174,620 - £224,800
Moderate brain damage £34,330 - £174,620
Less severe brain damage £12,210 - £34,330
Minor brain or head injury £1,760 - £10,180


If you have suffered a brain or head injury that has resulted in significant pain and suffering, as well as financial losses, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. The experts at JMW can help you estimate how much you could receive, and provide advice on how to take your claim to the next stage.

The figures given above provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an arm injury, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. The estimates generated by JMW’s Compensation Calculator can help you decide whether or not you wish to take your claim forward.

For a more accurate calculator of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the expert solicitors at JMW today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.

To help out more or to begin the compensation claims process in earnest, call us on 0800 054 6570, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back. You can find out more about personal injury claim services here.

What Should I Do Next?

If you’ve sustained a head or brain injury that wasn’t your fault and would like to make a compensation claim, it’s important to follow the right course of action to maximise your chances of a positive outcome.

After obtaining an initial estimate from our Compensation Calculator, you should look to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. The potential value of your claim will depend on a lot of variables, including the severity of the injury and the financial losses you have suffered, and a legal expert will need to review these details to provide as comprehensive and accurate an estimate as possible.

Once you have done this, you will be able to instruct your solicitor to get your compensation claim up and running, making contact with those responsible for your injury and gathering the evidence needed to create a strong case. By relying on the expertise of a legal firm with specialist knowledge of personal injury claims, you will have the best chance of claiming the maximum amount of compensation available.

For more information on what to do next, give us a call on 0800 054 6570 for a free, no-obligation discussion of your options. You can also look at our guide to the Lifecycle of a Claim to find out more.

What Can Affect the Value of a Compensation Claim?

There are many different ways in which a head injury can occur, for instance, during a traffic accident, work accident or after a slip, trip or fall. For that reason, head injuries, which can be very serious, are also fairly common.

The value of a brain or head injury compensation claim will depend on the seriousness of the injury itself, and the pain and suffering it causes. It will also be influenced by the impact of the incident on the victim’s life, and any financial losses they suffer as a result.

Even milder head injuries can require a significant period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation, making it difficult for the individual to maintain their normal routine. This can necessitate a prolonged absence from work, costly medical treatment, or even structural changes to their home to cater for the injury.

In the most severe cases, such as serious brain damage, the effect of the injury can be completely life-changing, emotionally distressing and disabling in nearly every part of the victim’s personal and professional life.

All of these additional costs and losses will need to be factored in alongside the claim amount for the injury itself. To find out how much this could be worth in total, speak to JMW Solicitors today.

How Can Compensation Help?

Claiming compensation can help you to reduce the stress and suffering you have felt as a result of your injury, making it easier for you to cover your costs, make necessary lifestyle adjustments and focus on your recovery.

A compensation award can be used to pay for the following:

  • Costs and expenses incurred due to the injury
  • Rehabilitation
  • Full or part-time care
  • Ongoing medical treatment and surgery costs
  • Access to medical treatment not available on the NHS
  • Specialist equipment required for daily living
  • Transport and travel arrangements required as a result of the injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • Special education needs

Types of Brain and Head Injury

Though there are many types of accidents that may lead to a head injury. All of them fall into one of two categories: open and closed.

An open head injury, also known as a penetrating head injury, is when the skull is fractured by an object, consequently damaging the brain tissue. The most common cause of this is when a piece of skull bone perforates the brain tissue following a blow to the head and there is a subsequent skull fracture. However, gunshots, knives and other weapons can also cause an open head injury.

A closed head injury is the more common type of head injury. It is so-called because although there may be a significant impact to the head, the bones of the skull remain intact, meaning there is no visible wound. This type of injury can lead to concussion and bleeding in and around the brain.

Effects of a Brain or Head Injury

Injuries can range from a minor concussion - where the effect may not last longer than a few hours - to much more serious injuries, such as long-term brain damage, which can be life-changing. The more severe a head injury, the greater the chance of permanent damage. 

Common symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced awareness
  • Communication problems
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Behavioural changes
  • Weakness or paralysis

Serious head injuries can place a strain on your and your family - a strain that can be eased with the help of compensation. This is why it is important that you speak to a solicitor if you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

For more information on head and brain injuries, visit our dedicated hub.

Case Studies

JMW has years of experience helping people with brain and head injuries to claim the compensation they deserve. Find out more by having a look at some of our case studies:

Talk to Us

To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to for a back or spinal injury, speak to JMW Solicitors today. Our team will provide you with a clearer idea of how much you are eligible for and help you start your claim.

Call 0800 054 6570 today, or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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