Head Injury Compensation, Part one

Suffered a head injury or a blow to the head at work or in an accident? Arguably the most complex part of the body, with all its grey contents you can understand why we have had to break the discussion about head injuries and compensation into a series of articles. This Manners Pimblett article looks at minor injuries to the head with no brain damage and minor brain damage with good recovery.

Your head, what is it?

The head has various definitions but put simply: The uppermost or forward most part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and jaws. The amount of functionality that is provided by your head is mind numbing. You use your head to listen, see, look, taste, talk, eat, process thoughts and manage all of the day to day movements of your body. It is not surprising that when you are involved in an accident where the head is injured or damaged the stakes are really high.

Cranium or Skull structure

There are 22 bones in the skull (that many?) These are broken into two sub categories:

  • Cranial Bones (8 in total)
  • Facial Bones (14 in total)

Injuries to the head are varied and can include blunt trauma or you hitting it against something hard. Your head and its contents are actually quite delicate, look after them! Minor injuries to the head may be the result of an object falling from a height onto your head. A slight fracture to the skull often is consistent with this type of accident. Hence the need for safety equipment or safety hats in the work place (building site).

Compensation for Minor Injury to the Skull/Head

From case history, a minor injury to the head with no brain damage and full recovery has resulted in £6000 being awarded to the accident claimant. This is the maximum of the compensation going to the claimant. Manners Pimblett reclaims all fees from the other party in all circumstances.

Compensation for Minor Brain Damage

Any accident where there has been the potential for brain injury as a result of a head trauma, medical attention is necessary. Head injury victims may present that there is nothing wrong, but they could have suffered a fracture to the skull. This in turn could cause the brain to swell and push up against the inside of the skull cavity. Blood loss to the brain may result in prolonged damage or other complications. When there has been an accident resulting in a head injury and minor brain damage has occurred, with a good recovery then the compensation amount can be up to £60,000.

Claim for a head injury or minor brain damage.

This is part one on a series of articles on head injury, provided by Manners Pimblett. We are accident claims specialists and we are ready to help you make your accident claim. Call our team today on 0845 077 0772 and find out how easy it is to make a claim.

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