Head or Brain Injury Compensation in Birmingham & the West Midlands
Head injuries and associated brain injuries are clearly some of the most serious injuries that a person can sustain. The impact on a person`s life can be dramatic and the rest of their life will be fundamentally affected. Mobility, mood and physical capabilities can all be impacted upon. Clearly there is a range of brain and head injuries with some such injuries being less severe and having less of an impact on the sufferer`s life.
Courts have awarded damages which allow us to provide a general guide as to the range of compensation a head or brain injury in itself is likely to achieve. Each claim depends on the circumstances of the person involved and there are likely to be other aspects to a claim which do not feature in these figures eg loss of earning potential.
Brain Damage Compensation
Very severe brain damage
£185,000 – £265,000
Such injuries would leave the person profoundly handicapped with need of permanent full time care.
Moderately severe brain damage
£144,000 – £185,000
The injured person here would rely greatly on care from others and would have some insight into their injury/condition but would be serioulsy disabled. The courts consider a range of factors in determining the appropriate reward including the life expectancy of the injured party.
Moderate brain damage
There are three sub-categories here:
£98,500 – £144,000
The injured party here would suffer moderate/severe reduction in intellect, a likely change in their personality or general mood , detrimental impact on the senses and there would be very little prospect of the person being able to work.
£59,500 – £98,500
There will be a modest reduction in intellect for the sufferer here with an associated impact on ability to work. Epilepsy may also be an issue.
£28,250 – £59,500
No need for full-time care, modest reduction in intellect and impact on mood with small risk of suffering epiliepsy.
Minor brain damage
The person here will have made a good recovery with limited consequences.
Minor head injury
£1,450 – £8,400
No or little brain injury but persons suffers perhaps from diminished concentration and headaches.
If epilepsy is a factor, or is a direct result of the injury, then the court can make an additional or a stand alone award.
Epilepsy grand mal
£66,000 – £98,500
Epilepsy petit mal
£36,000 – £86,000
The court will consider how often attacks occur and if medication can regulate the condition well or not.
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