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Injuries effecting the head or brain are extremely dangerous and can have devastating consequences. Whilst even concussions have shown to alter the mental facilities of those suffering head injuries, a brain injury could outrightly disable a person. Even in the event of negligent childbirth, brain injuries can lead to a life with cerebral palsy. If you’ve suffered an injury to your head or brain, and you weren’t at fault, you will probably be entitled to personal injury compensation.


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Wall collapse seriously injures two children

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesLeg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSpine & Back Injuries

Two young children, a boy aged four and a girl aged seven, were badly injured when a 10 foot wall collapsed as they were walking to school with their mother during Storm Imogen.  It is thought that the children were walking a little ahead of their mother when the garden wall in Bretforton, near Evesham in Worcestershire, fell on top of them. The children were pulled from the rubble and air lifted to hospital where they were treated for injuries to their legs, backs and faces. Due repairs Speaking on…

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Pensioner wins compensation for a fall in a supermarket

Posted in: Arm InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsShop Accidents

Supermarket giant, Sainsbury’s, has paid out a five-figure sum to pensioner Jean Annis, 79 from Alsager, following a compensation claim.  Mrs Annis tripped on matting in the Sainsbury’s Local store causing four fractures to her right arm, which has left her unable to use her right hand.  She also sustained injuries to her eye, lip and chin.  The injury to her arm has left Mrs Annis, who is also carer to her husband Norman, aged 89 and suffering from dementia, unable to carry out simple daily tasks such as cutting…

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Jeremy Hunt announces plans to halve baby deaths in UK

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

According to a 2011 study by the Lancet Medical Journal, it was found that England has higher figures than the rest of much of the developed world for stillbirths. As a result of this, and subsequent studies, Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to halve the number of stillbirths and new born deaths in the UK by 2030. On top of this, the health secretary also stated that the Government has committed to reducing the number of brain injuries sustained during or after birth. The Lancet Medical Journal’s study found that…

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Dog to be destroyed following severe injuries

Posted in: Animal AttacksArm InjuryHead and Brain Injuries

A dog has had a destruction order placed on him after biting a four-year-old girl at a rugby match last year and causing severe injury. Paddy the collie had the destruction order put on him last week at the Guildford Crown Court after his owner, John Trodden, pleaded guilty to owning a dangerously out of control dog that caused injury in a public place. The little girl, who remains anonymous, has been left with serious facial scars following the attack last year. It was heard in court that the incident…

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Compensation for Head Injuries in Leeds

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Head injuries are one of the most common personal injuries we cover at Personal Injury Claims Leeds and can vary in severity due to the nature of the injury. Head injuries can cause serious and lasting damage with some people never fully recovering as a result of a head injury. Such injuries can lead to death, brain damage, permanent disability, a fractured skull, memory loss and serious concussions. If you are the victim of even a minor head or brain injury, it is likely that this will affect you later…

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Boy wins compensation following childhood injury

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRestaurant AccidentsShop Accidents

When Jack Cooper was only 12-months-old an autistic child pushed him in his baby chair – leaving him with severe head injuries. The accident happened in March 2005 at a café in Morrisons at Teeside Park. He was tipped head first onto the floor while strapped in his baby chair. The council admitted to failing to control the autistic child who subsequently caused harm. Jack turned 11 last week and still suffers with the effects of the accident.  The fall left him deaf in one ear and the brain injuries…

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£3m compensation awarded following pool accident

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesPublic Place Accidents

A woman has been awarded £3m compensation for the brain injury she suffered as a child. At the age of 10-years-old, Annie Woodland drowned during a swimming lesson at school which caused her to suffer severe brain injuries. For months following the incident, Ms Woodland, now aged 25, suffered with severe depression and even contemplated suicide. 15 years later, she has finally been awarded compensation of £3million. Ms Woodland says that she and her family endured a very long battle for compensation, which involved them having to move house due…

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Young girl awarded £10m

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

A seven-year-old girl who is described as having her mind “trapped in a body” has been awarded £10m in compensation following birthing errors.  Eva Totham from south-east London was starved of oxygen during birth in 2007, which left her with severe cerebral palsy. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust admitted failings and accepted liability for her brain injuries. The compensation package awarded to Eva will cover all past and future care costs and loss of earnings as Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing ruled that she most likely would have attended university.…

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Man seriously injured after department store fall

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A man is currently in hospital with severe injuries after he fell in a department store in south-west London.  The accident happened at around 13:05, when the man, believed to be in his 20s, fell from an escalator. A fellow customer in the shop, a 28-year-old woman from Richmond, said she was walking away from the escalator when she heard a sudden thud. It is believed that the man fell from the third or fourth floor. The customer said that the entire floor gasped when they saw what had happened.…

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Motorist being sued for £2m

Posted in: Car AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

A business executive is suing a motorist from Norfolk for £2m over crash injuries that he claims ruined his career. 44-year-old Peter Siegel says that the car accident he was involved in in 2009 left him with a brain injury that severely affected his ability to work.  The accident happened in November 2009 when another car collided with his at 30mph, causing his car to be written off. Mr Siegel said that the crash left him with “cognitive, physical and behavioural deficits” caused by the “severe, subtle and permanent closed…

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Football heading could see schools sued

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesNeck InjuriesSchool AccidentsSporting Injuries

With a group of American mothers suing Fifa for putting their children at risk of concussion, lawyers believe that it wont be long before parents in the UK do the same. The group has accused the Football Association of acting “carelessly and negligently”, calling for new safety rules to be introduced on how many times a player can head the ball during a game.  This arose after research revealed the true dangers of heading a football.  It has been proven that, with children, their neck muscles have not fully developed…

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£70,000 compensation after pothole crash

Posted in: Arm InjuryBicycle AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesPothole InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

A cyclist has been awarded £70,000 in compensation after a pothole threw him off his bike in 2009.  Alan Curtis from Bushey in Hertfordshire suffered a “severe head injury” in the crash on The Drive in Rickmansworth.  The 57-year-old sued Hertfordshire County Council for failing to fill-in the pothole, which he described as being a “real source of danger” to road users.  The council said that they were “disappointed” in the High Court for ruling in Mr Curtis’s favour. The charity fundraiser had been cycling with his two best friends…

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Injury claims cost Essex County Council £1m

Posted in: Arm InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesSchool AccidentsSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

Essex County Council has paid out over £1m over the last three years to staff injured in Essex schools.  The largest payout, nearly a quarter of the total compensation paid to staff hurt in the city’s schools, went to a teacher who slipped on a ketchup packet.  The teacher was awarded with £230,000 in compensation.  Figures revealed that Essex County Council has paid out a total of £1.05m to 34 claimants between 2011 and 2013. This information was made available following a freedom of information request.  Most of the payouts…

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Cyclist may never walk again following collision

Posted in: Bicycle AccidentsBus AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesPublic TransportRoad Traffic AccidentsShoulder Injuries

The husband of a cyclist who collided with a bus in Scunthorpe town centre said that she might never walk again.  54-year-old Yvonne Bosanquet suffered major injuries in the accident and will require 24-hour care for the rest of her life.  The exact details of the collision are still not known but it’s believed that she collided with the blue Hornsby Travel bus on Fenton Street near the junction onto Cole Street.  The mother of two spent four months in hospital and is now cared for at the Stonecroft House…

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Secret filming in the NHS reveals worrying treatment of brain injury patients

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesMedical NegligenceNHS Claims

BBC Newsnight has revealed worryingly low standards of care being provided to patients suffering from brain injuries in NHS hospitals.  Secret footage was passed onto Newsnight by the partner of a brain-injury victim, which showed extreme cases of patient neglect and highlighted hospital failures concerning safety procedures.  After seeing the footage, one expert told Newsnight that the levels of care being provided to patients would result in longer and poorer recoveries from their injuries. NHS England has defended the case by telling BBC that they are constantly trying to improve…

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Woman wins case after nearly drowning as a child

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool Accidents

Annie Woodland had to be resuscitated after she almost drowned in a school swimming lesson thirteen years ago – she has only now won a landmark case at the Supreme Court.  Ms Woodland had been a pupil at Whitmore Junior School in Basildon, Essex, when the accident occurred in 2000. Her near-death experience caused her to suffer severe brain damage, which her father, Ian, described as doing “enormous damage” to their family.  2011 saw a rejection of a £3m damage claim, which was maintained by the Court of Appeal last…

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Sporting injuries effect mental health

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesSporting Injuries

Having been continuously applauded during his career for putting his ‘body on the line’ for English rugby, Lewis Moody told media that he is starting to feel concerned for his future mental health.  After ending his 16-year long career last March, Moody fears that due to the countless concussions he endured during his rugby career, he may be victim to early onset dementia. Only in recent years has the link between concussion and early onset dementia become apparent in the sporting world of rubgy.  During Lewis Moody’s career, the link…

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Health Trust payout following death of diabetic

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesMedical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

After the family of Margaret Pitt (55) were “let down so badly” by health workers at Alexandra Hospital, an undisclosed settlement has been paid out to Mrs. Pitt’s family.  The nurses working in Alexandra Hospital – part of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust – failed to monitor Mrs. Pitt’s glucose levels properly, which led to her death in November 2010. Margaret Pitt, from Redditch, had lived with type 1 diabetes for the last 30 years of her life, yet died due to an irreversible brain injury following the failures of…

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Life without taste and smell

Posted in: Bicycle AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesPersonal Injury

On 20 July 2010, double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell sustained a brain injury after being hit by a petrol tanker on his bike, leaving him unable to smell or, subsequently, taste.  This poses the question: what is it like to live without two of your key senses? There are currently no official figures showing the extent of sensory-loss sufferers in the UK, however, estimates for the US and Europe stand at around 5% of the population.  This can happen due to several reasons: Some people are born without a…

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Firms fined after worker suffered serious head injuries

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

Two North East firms have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when the fork of a forklift truck struck him on the forehead. Jim McGowan was employed by an engineering services firm, which had secured a contract to remove redundant machinery and equipment at the premises of a company in Hartlepool. Mr McGowan was carrying out the work with a colleague who was driving the forklift truck. He was working to remove a piece of equipment from a mezzanine platform and had bent over ready to hook…

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Brain Injury Compensation

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesPersonal Injury

Injuries to the Brain are among the most serious of all injuries and can have far reaching and unanticipated consequences for the sufferer. Few other injury types can have such a substantial effect on the personality and quality of life as the injured party. Brain injuries can range from the severe, such as permanent brain damage to the relatively minor and superficial. The law recognises and offers a wide range of potential levels of compensation for brain injuries. Brain Damage Compensation Very Severe Brain Damage £185,000 – £265,000 In these…

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