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Serious Head Injury Claims
If you or a loved one has sustained a serious head injury caused by an accident that was not your fault, you can make a claim for compensation. At JMW, we have a specialist, Partner-led team with the legal experience needed to appropriately deal with these complex cases and ensure that the final outcome sees our client able to lead a happy, healthy life. There are a great many ways in which an expert solicitor can help you if you’ve suffered a head injury. We have created a video which explains the importance of consulting with the right solicitor.
About Serious Head Injuries
Injuries to the head are usually severe and can affect a person physically, emotionally and mentally, often changing the way they interact with the world. No two head injuries are the same, each leaves the injured party with their own set of challenges, meaning that working with a skilled, specialised lawyer is vital, as they can coordinate different treatment paths and ensure that a joined up approach to recovery is coupled with an appropriate approach to securing compensation.
This video provides a little more information about some of the common effects of a head injury, but it is important to remember that as each injury is unique, you should be prepared to encounter a variety of effects, some of which may not be covered in the video.
The impact of a head injury differs from person to person; the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is used to assess the severity of a head injury during treatment and throughout the recovery process. To find out more, take a look at this video.
Types of Serious Head Injuries
There are two types of head injury - open and closed. Both types of injury are equally serious, with the former usually involving an item fracturing the skull and piercing the brain tissue, and the latter involving violent movement of the brain. For a full explanation of the two types of head injury, watch this video.
Head injuries can be caused by a number of types of accidents, including road traffic accidents, work accidents and falls from height. They can also result from medical negligence.
An injury to the full frontal lobe is likely to change the way you behave, as this area of the brain is responsible for managing cognitive processes. Find out more about frontal lobe injuries here.
Why Choose JMW?
At JMW, we understand the life-changing impact a head injury can have on not only the injured party, but family and friends too. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to have the right team in place to support your recovery and rehabilitation, a team that needs to include a specialist lawyer.
We offer comprehensive support at every stage of the claims process. We have serious injury claims specialists in both our personal injury and clinical negligence teams who can help, whether your injury was a result of an accident or an error made by a medical professional.
Those claiming compensation for head injuries will be given:
- Assistance with organising medical appointments and treatment
- A bespoke recovery and treatment plan
- A dedicated specialist to work on your claim
Making a head injury claim is a complex process, with many different elements needing to be taken into account in order to secure you the appropriate level of compensation. It is therefore hard to give a comprehensive list of everything you may be able to claim for, without knowing more about your injury and personal circumstances. However, some of the common things you can claim for following a serious head injury, are discussed in this video.