Concussion Injury Claims & Compensation
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Far from being a minor injury, a concussion can be scary. Moreover, concussion injuries can have long term effects on a victim’s physical and mental health. A concussion is classed as a mild form of traumatic brain injury and happens when a sudden impact, such as from a fall or jolt, shakes the brain around inside the skull and interrupts normal brain function – similar to lights flickering in a storm.
The first 24 hours after an injury are the most critical. Therefore, you should immediately seek medical advice if you believe you may have a concussion. You should also seek medical advice if there is blood or clear fluid leaking from your nose or ears (which can indicate a fractured skull), or if you experience any of the symptoms listed below.
Effects of concussion can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Impaired eyesight, including light sensitivity
- A feeling of dizziness or being off-balance
- Mood swings, tiredness, and irritability
- Lack of concentration
These effects may disappear in a few hours, but can continue for days or even weeks, depending on the severity of the concussion and the individual patient. Each can have an impact on a person’s ability to operate in their daily life, from working or studying as efficiently as usual to interacting with family and loved ones and performing necessary everyday tasks like driving or use public transport with confidence.
What is a Concussion Injury Claim?
A concussion compensation claim can be pursued, if the cause of the concussion could have been avoided if the responsible party had taken reasonable care.
Examples include suffering a concussion as the passenger or driver in a road traffic accident which was not your fault, a child getting knocked off their bicycle, having a shelf at work collapse above your head, hitting your head after falling on a slippery floor, and a sporting injury to the head.
In each of these are situations, The Compensation Experts may be able to help you claim damages.
As the claimant, it is your duty to prove that you were injured and demonstrate your injury was caused by another person’s negligence or error. Your medical records will help, and your personal injury lawyer may also enlist the support of an independent medical expert to strengthen your case, and determine how much compensation for concussion you can claim. Proving another person’s negligence is not always straightforward but it is easier the earlier you seek legal representation.
Calculating How Much Compensation for Concussion
Working out how much compensation for concussion you may receive is related to the severity of your injury and the impact it has had on your life. A claim will consider whether you have lost money due to paying for treatment or been unable to work. Even if you were partially responsible for your accident, you could still claim damages which will be adjusted proportionally. If you have a No Win No Fee* agreement, your legal fees will be deducted from the compensation you are awarded. *conditions apply
Don’t let concussion affect your life any more than it has. Get in touch with The Compensation Experts today and let us help you obtain the money you may deserve so you can move on with your life.
*conditions may apply
Am I eligible to make a concussion compensation claim?
If you have suffered a concussion within the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you might be eligible to make a concussion compensation claim. If you were a child at the time of the concussion, you may have a longer period to make a claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Each concussion is slightly different, so the amount of compensation paid out can vary between cases. Factors that contribute to the final concussion compensation claim figure include the extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, and predicted future losses.
Our dedicated team of concussion compensation experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the concussion compensation claim process work?
When making a concussion compensation claim, it’s important to know how the process works. That’s why we ensure every step is piece of communication is as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and notify the negligent party that you wish to initiate a concussion compensation claim. You will be kept up to date every step of the way, with your solicitor negotiating on your behalf.