When you experience a brain injury, it’s likely that your life will change forever. Brain damage is classified as a serious injury for a reason. If you suffer from this type of injury, it’s likely that you will need rehabilitation or medical assistance to help you move forward with your life. Of course, many victims of head injuries are able to go on without any lasting problems. However, if your brain or head injury requires you to seek ongoing assistance, or has a life-changing consequence, you should look into making a personal injury claim for compensation.
Right now, life feels extremely complicated. Not only do we have to worry about the winter ahead, but the last thing you want to deal with is any type of serious injury during the pandemic. This is where Gowing Law Solicitors can step in to help you with your personal injury claim. It can be daunting to make a claim on your own, that’s why our team of specialists will be here to help you with your brain injury claim. Not only can we provide you free advice, but our lawyers can guide you through the claim to ensure you get the pay-out that you deserve.
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The Basics of Personal Injury Claims
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, this is an example of where you could make a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is there to protect you from any financial damages that could occur when you are injured. When you are seriously hurt, it is very likely that you will be forced to take time off work in order to recover.
During this time off, you may be on statutory sick pay in order to support you. However, the amount you receive from your work may be less than what you expected. In the meantime, you may be asked to pay for treatments, including rehabilitation, health retreats and medication. This is what you can use the compensation from a personal injury claim for. It is there to support you during a difficult time in order to compensate you for any damages you receive due to the accident.
All personal injury claims are going to be different from each other. Some people may only suffer from minor injuries, however others may suffer from damages that are more serious. Damages are grouped into two categories and can come from a range of environments. The classifications for these are “general damages”, which are your physical injuries, and “special damages”, which are any additional damages you experience.
Some of the most common personal injury claims you can make include:
Of course, these are only a few of the types of personal injury claims that you can make. If you feel like you are unsure about what sort of claim you should make, you should speak to a solicitor at Gowing Law, and they can assist you and let you know whether or not you could be eligible to move forward with your claim. They can also look at your injuries and let you know how much compensation you could be potentially owed. That way you can make the decision on your own about whether or not you want to proceed with your case.
How could I suffer from a brain injuries?
Unfortunately, when it comes to brain injuries, they are all different and can affect your life in a variety of ways. However, the majority of these accidents are caused by negligence and a lack of safety equipment. A lot of head injury accidents can actually be fatal. That is how serious they are. That’s why it’s crucial that if you do suffer from a brain injury or head injury that you seek out medical assistance as quickly as possible.
The most common places that you could suffer from a brain injury is in a car, from an accident at work or from a fall in a public environment. Of course, there are other places, such as shops, pavements or public transport. If you have been hurt in any of these environments then it is very likely that it was due to the negligence of the person in charge of the “area”. Whether this is management, local government or an employee, they have a responsibility to ensure your ”duty of care”. That means they need to make sure that you are completely safe. If you end up getting hurt under their watch, you could end up suffering from an injury.
Here are the most common brain injuries and accidents that you could suffer from:
If you have suffered from a brain injury, or have suffered a recent accident to your head, the first thing you should do is alert someone. In a store you should speak to management or workers. That way the accident can be logged in a work book. You should also ask for an ambulance to take you to the emergency room to be assessed by a medical professional. They can assess your situation and let you know if you are suffering from any brain injuries. This is when the recovery phase needs to begin in your journey and you need to decide for yourself whether or not you want to start a claim.
Should you start a claim then your solicitor will ask for you to collect evidence that can help back up your case. They will then arrange a settlement agreement with the person responsible for your accident to make sure you are compensated for your injuries.
What sort of brain injuries could I suffer from?
Whether you have been hurt due to employer negligence or an accident on the road, it’s important to understand that brain injuries can be extremely complicated and very serious. Some brain injuries may only take a few weeks for you to get over. However others may require years or even nearly a full life time to get to terms with. If you have been hit on the head, it’s important that you have a doctor assess you over to ensure that your injuries are not going to get any worse.
A few examples of the injuries that you could suffer from include:
- Memory Loss
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Brain Haemorrhage
- Internal Bleeding
- Brain Aneurysm
- Brain Tumours
Of course, these are just a few examples of how you could suffer from a brain injury. The best assessor of your damages is your doctor. If you have not arranged a doctor’s appointment to check over your damages, speak to your solicitor, they can have one arranged for you on your behalf. That way it can be ensured that your damages do not end up getting any worse.
How do I prove that my brain injury was not my fault?
When you suffer from an accident in a public place, you should expect the owner of the public area to take responsibility for the negligence that caused you to get hurt in the first place. Ultimately, that is how liability is decided. If you can prove that you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence, they will be responsible for any damages that you have suffered from. This includes any head trauma or brain injuries.
Some of the most common acts of negligence include:
- Not training staff or employees properly
- Having a messy environment
- Allowing broken machinery/exposed wiring in a public place
- Drinking while driving
- Speeding while driving
- Violent client, customers or employees
Of course, there are other types of negligence that could lead you to getting a brain injury. Your solicitor can help you understand whether or not they make you eligible for a brain injury claim. You can make a claim for this type of injury if you have suffered from a physical damage. However, your injuries need to be due to someone else. However, you can also claim for emotional damages, financial damages, loss of opportunity and damages to property. To do this you, will require the following evidence:
How much could I be owed if I suffer from a brain injury?
Honestly, the amount of compensation that you could be owed depends entirely on the extent of your injuries. If you have suffered from a range of damages, including financial, emotional and physical, it is likely that you could be owed more compensation than someone who has only suffered from a few scrapes and bruises.
From our experience, it will depend entirely on how bad your damages actually are. However if you would like a rough estimate, we would say that this is a range of how much you could be owed:
Keep in mind that the best person to talk to about a brain injury is your solicitor. As they are going to be the lawyer sorting out your settlement agreement with the responsible party, they can let you know an estimate about how much you could be owed. You can agree to this settlement agreement or decide not to move forward with the claim. The choice is entirely up to you.
How long will it take to make a brain injury claim?
The amount of time required to make a brain injury claim depends entirely on the complexity of your case. A case that has a responsible party that agrees to the settlement agreement will have a faster outcome than one who refuses to speak to your solicitor. There may also be delays due to the current pandemic and backlog of court cases in the UK. That is why we would ask for you to be patient with your solicitor. They will always do their best to keep you involved in your case. This includes talking you through what’s going to happen. They will also provide updates about how the case has been going or letting you know any difficulties that may occur. You can ask them any questions that come to mind or updates any time that you want.
Let’s start on your Brain Injury Claim Today!
Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, we understand that any type of brain injury is serious. It can have a drastic effect on your life and can leave you feeling like everything has changed. Don’t worry, Gowing Law is here to support you throughout your case. That way you can claim the compensation that you deserve. Our specialists can offer you free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are happy to move forward with your claim, our solicitors can work with you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will never have to pay any hidden fees. Instead, you will only have to pay your solicitor if you win your case. Therefore, you will always come out on top!
Find out more by contacting Gowing Law Solicitors today by calling 0800 041 8350, emailing email@example.com or using our claim’s checker. One of our specialists will then be in touch to answer all of your questions.
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