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Head Injury Claims
If you have suffered a head injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for your injuries. At JMW, we understand the many sensitivities and issues surrounding a serious head injury. Our specialist team can help you pursue claims for serious head injuries that have occurred as a result of another party’s negligence.
Head injuries can be extremely serious and can cause long-term debilitation. Anyone who has sustained a head injury will undoubtedly require extensive specialist medical treatment and have a high quality recovery and rehabilitation plan in place that will provide ongoing care and support.
At JMW, we have a dedicated team to deal with head injuries. The team has many years of experience dealing with serious brain injuries and is able to bring that experience to bear on behalf of clients. It allows us to seek the highest possible compensation for our clients, paving the way for them to lead the life they deserve.
Our extensive experience means we are well prepared to deal with claims for all kinds of accidents, including:
- Road traffic accidents
- Falls from height
- Workplace accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents in the home
We take on a range of head injury cases and will be able to help with your claim, so get in touch today to discuss your needs. Our experience is wide-ranging and previous cases have involved dealing with injuries such as skull fractures, lacerations to the head or scalp, severe damage from bumps to the head and severe head trauma.
The effects of a head injury vary depending on its cause and severity and, fundamentally, no two head injuries are the same, and no two injuries will have the same impact on the person who sustained the injury. If you’ve sustained a head injury, the impact it has on your life depends on what part of the brain has been damaged. Some of the most common effects of a head injury are:
Problems with cognitive functions, such as memory loss and reduced ability to solve problems, multitask or plan, can impact an individual’s ability to function independently.
Reduced mobility due to a decline in physical abilities, which can mean an individual is reliant on others to help them with everyday activities.
Damage to the brain can result in behavioural changes, including mood swings, depression, apathy and a lack of personal awareness.
Our aim is to ensure that your life post accident is as close as possible to the life you had before your injury. Making a claim for compensation is part of this process because not only can it provide a sum to compensate you for your pain and suffering, it can also cover the cost of medical expenses, helping to pay for the best treatment and rehabilitation. It will also cover the financial impact of your injury, such as any earnings you may have lost as a result of your injury.
We will do everything within our power to help, and we have excellent contacts with many medical professionals who can help you adapt to life with a head injury. We have also produced a visual guide to help you return to work once you have made a sufficient recovery. Take a look at our advice here.
Can I make a Claim on Someone's Behalf?
If a friend or family member is too seriously injured to make a claim, you can act as a ‘litigation friend’ and pursue a head injury claim on their behalf. A litigation friend is responsible for making decisions in respect of the injured party’s claim.
Are There Any Time Limits on Making a Head Injury Claim?
An individual has a maximum of three years, under English and Welsh law, to make a claim for a head injury caused by an accident. In certain circumstances, such as being injured in an industrial accident, you may be able to claim after this period. For clear advice on when you can make a claim, contact our team today.
We are specialists in advising, representing and supporting individuals who have sustained serious, life-changing injuries through the negligence of another person’s actions. Not only will we ensure you receive the highest amount of compensation possible by taking you through every step of the claims process, we will also ensure you have access to some of the best support and rehabilitation available.