When you have a personal injury claim, the first thing that you tend to think about is the amount of compensation that you could be owed. However, with brain injuries, the first thing that you should be focused on is your recovery. These type of personal injuries can be extremely serious. They have consequences that can continuously affect your life over the upcoming months. It was not your fault that you got hurt. Whether it was due to a work accident or perhaps a criminal incident where you were hurt on the street, you will require help and medical support to try and get you back on your feet. Unfortunately, throughout the pandemic and the lockdown, you may have found that the isolation did you most harm than good.
Brain injuries need a variety of medical techniques and medication to help solve. Therefore, if you were told to stay inside your home away from other people, the lack of company and stimulation may have made your injuries much worse, especially if your isolation made it impossible to collect your medication. It’s important that you receive compensation for your losses, especially if you have suffered from a personal injury. Gowing Law Solicitors can support you through this difficult time.
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Personal Injury Claims and the lockdown
The pandemic has played havoc with all areas of life all over the UK. It has affected our social lives, our personal lives and our working lives. We have a responsibility to protect those who are vulnerable. That’s why it’s crucial that we adhere to social distancing laws and regulations. However, we do understand the great sacrifices that many people have made to protect those they love. Things can get a little complicated if you have suffered from a personal injury and have been asked to stay at home.
Personal injuries, especially brain injuries, require supervision and medication in order to help them improve. However, it may have been difficult for these medical specialists to come to your house, or for you to go and visit them. In turn, this may have meant that your injuries worsened. Not only that but if you were alone, and required communication to improve the damages you have suffered, you may have regressed.
If you have suffered from a personal injury claim and are trying to recover during the lockdown or pandemic, take a look at the infographic below to get a better idea of how you can cope during this difficult time. We’ve provided some tips that can help you move forward on the road to recovery:
Brain Injuries: The Symptoms
In terms of personal injury claims, brain injuries tend to be very specific and have lasting damages that could affect the victim for the rest of their lives. Some brain trauma can be less serious than other types, however it is still essential that treatment is received as quickly as possible. Brain injury symptoms could include:
Of course, these are only a few examples of symptoms that could show you have suffered from a traumatizing brain injury. Additional examples may include spinal trauma or paralysis. It all depends on the extent of the accident and how bad your injuries actually are. This will also affect your future compensation claim. So, keep that in mind when you reach out for legal help.
If you do end up getting hurt and suffer from a brain injury, it’s important that you get a diagnosis from your doctor as quickly as possible. They can also provide you with a medical report that can prove that you have been hurt during your compensation claim. That’s why it’s crucial that you seek medical assistance as quickly as possible.
How could I be eligible for a personal injury claim with a brain injury?
When you make a personal injury claim, you are holding someone else responsible for your accident. For instance, if you were injured at work, the person responsible for the negligence would have been due to your manager. So, if you are going to make a personal injury claim, you need to know who was responsible for your injuries. That way you know who to make the compensation claim against. From there, you need to prove that they were responsible for your safety, therefore they were neglectful when it came to protecting you. This is known as a “duty of care.” Of course, you cannot claim compensation from a single person who is not insured.
Some examples of people who are responsible for your safety may include:
- Your employer
- A shop owner
- Your local authority
- A vehicle owner
- Your landlord
If you are feeling confused about who was responsible for your injuries, you can speak to your solicitor about the details of your case. Your main aim is to prove that you were not responsible for your brain injuries. That’s why you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Just don’t forget that your eligibility, and the amount of compensation, could also be determined by the additional losses that you have suffered due to your brain injuries. This can include:
Brain Injuries & Lockdown: Will it affect my personal injury claim?
As you may have already discovered, the lockdown has had its ups and downs. It has left many people feeling isolated and alone during their time of need. If you have suffered from brain injuries and have been forced to isolate, it may have ultimately slowed down your treatment. Of course, it was not the fault of medical provider that they needed to delay your treatment. However, it could potentially be a sign of negligence if you requests for assistance were repeatedly ignored.
It is the responsibility of your health care provider to assist you with your recovery. That’s why you may be entitled to a larger amount of compensation if your symptoms do end up getting worse. Think about this carefully and speak to your solicitor. After all, the pandemic is an event that is completely unique. Therefore, the extent of your compensation may depend on your own personal injuries and the extent of the damage you have experienced.
Make sure to provide evidence of your Brain Injuries for your case!
If you genuinely believe that the isolation of the pandemic has worsened your brain injuries, it’s essential that you have proof to back up your claim. That way you can show that you were a victim of negligence. You required assistance to help with your brain injury, yet your appointments may have been cancelled or specialists may have refused to help you altogether. If you believe you could be entitled to compensation, it’s essential that you have the right evidence to prove your case. That way you can show the type of damages you have suffered are not exaggerated.
Examples of evidence include:
- Witness Statements
- Medical Reports
- Police Reports
- Correspondence with other parties
- Diary Entries
Once you have collected your evidence, make sure to take copies of it. That way you can file it away for safe keeping. You should provide your solicitor the evidence so that they can move forward with your case. From there, they can speak to the other parties on your behalf. They can also help you come to a settlement agreement together. That way you can relax and recover from the trauma that you have experienced.
How much compensation could I be owed from brain injuries?
When it comes to compensation for personal injury claims, there is no set amount. Each case is going to be different and therefore have a different compensation pay-out. This depends on the extent of your damages, injuries and the level of negligence that you have experienced. Speak to your solicitor to receive an estimate about your own personal injury claim. It’s the best way to understand how much you could be entitled to.
How long will it take to claim personal injury compensation?
Again, this depends on your own personal circumstances and the complexity of your case. The pandemic has had a negative effect on the courts. Therefore there is a chance that your case could experience delays. This is due to a backlog of court cases. Speak to your solicitor for more information about a potential timeline. They can help you understand what you should expect and keep you updated on the most recent events concerning your claim.
Gowing Law Solicitors wants to help you with your Personal Injury Claim
Brain injuries can be extremely traumatic. Not only can they take months to recover from, you may find that the recent pandemic has actually made your injuries worsen. You deserve support and compensation for your losses. That’s why our solicitors are here to provide you with free advice and consultations. If you are happy to work with them, they can offer their support on a “no win- no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top and will never have to pay any hidden fees.
Start on your compensation claim today by calling 0800 041 8350, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. or by using our claim’s checker, One of our specialists will then be in touch to answer your questions and discuss your claim in further detail.
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