Compensation for Head Injuries in Leeds
Head injuries are one of the most common personal injuries we cover at Friends Legal 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 on in life.
Sadly, head injuries can occur through almost every accident. If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a blow to the head, we strongly advise that you contact medical staff to get checked out to ensure that there is no lasting damage. Although claiming compensation for your injuries as a result of someone’s negligence is important, we believe that your health is paramount.
Head injuries can also result in a loss of employment with some missing out on work while they recover, and others never being able to work again due to their injuries. If you have lost out on employment and suffered as a result of your injuries, you should be rightfully compensated.
Making A Head Injury Claim
If you have have suffered a head injury in an accident that was not your fault, our team of dedicated solicitors** can help you in claiming the damages you rightfully deserve. We have years of experience in personal injury claims and specialise in head injury claims. At Friends Legal Leeds, we use this experience to get you the compensation you deserve. While your case may seem a simple, straightforward claim, head injuries and the issues that can arise when making a claim can soon spiral out of control.
Experience can be vital when making a head injury regardless of the seriousness of your injuries. If you believe you are entitled to make a compensation claim, we urge you to call our expert team today. Our customer service team will be able to inform you in minutes if you can make a personal injury claim.
Anyone can make a personal injury claim if they have suffered a head injury within three years of them beginning legal proceedings.
What Do You Require When Making A Head Injury Claim
In order to make a head injury claim our team of solicitors** will need to build as strong a case as possible to obtain damages. Our solicitors** will require as much detail about the injury as possible. As well as how, where and when the incident occurred, our team of solicitors** will require insurance details, witnesses to the incident and a medical report on the injury.
As mentioned above, if you suffer from a head injury it is vital to seek medical help as not only will this provide you with safety in knowing there is no potential deadly injury, but it will also back up your claim for compensation. If our team believe that you will have a stronger case for getting a medical examination, you may be asked by our solicitors** to obtain one when beginning your claim.
As our team of solicitors** work for residents of the Leeds area, they will be able to visit the scene of the incident and contact and cross-reference witnesses to get a full account of the accident.
No Win, No Fee Compensation in Leeds
Our clients can claim on a no win, no fee basis meaning that we will only get paid for our legal services if we are successful in obtaining compensation. If you are unsuccessful in getting damages, you will not be charged for any of the legal representation you received. We operate on this basis in order to grant our customers, and those most in need following their injuries, as much compensation as possible. At Friends Legal Leeds, we know that while no one wants to be involved in an accident, significant compensation can go a long way in aiding your recovery. If we are successful in obtaining compensation, we will charge no more than 25% of any compensation you obtain as our service fee.
If you have lost out on employment as a result of an injury, we can arrange for some of the compensation to brought forward to aid you financially throughout the claim.
What Types of Head Injuries Do We Deal With?
We cover all sorts of head injuries with the most common in Leeds being:
- Serious head injuries from road traffic accidents
- Brain damage
- Fractured Skulls
- Paralysis, disability and memory loss
- Blows to the head
- Failure of safety equipment resulting in head injury
While these are the most common type of accidents seen in the UK, we cover an extensive range of injuries. If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a head injury, as a result, contact our customer service team to find out if you are entitled to damages. It can take less than five minutes to establish if you could be due compensation.
How Much Compensation for a Head Injury?
Head injuries tend to be worth more than other types of injuries due to the fragile nature of the brain. The extent of the injury near such a vital organ, and the potential long-term issues of a head injury can result in more compensation. Although it is impossible to say exactly how much your claim could be worth, our team will be able to offer a rough estimation based on their previous cases, their investigation into your case and their knowledge of the law. If your case does not go to court, our dedicated personal injury solicitors** will be able to rely on their experience to seek the maximum amount of compensation available via a settlement agreement. Typical awards for skeletal damage are:
- Fractures of the frontal facial bones: £15,500 – £24,100
- Multiple facial fractures: £9,750 – £15,750
- Fractures of Nose or Nasal complex: £1,125 – £15,200
- These vary from simple fractures of the nose with full recovery to serious fractures involving multiple surgeries and/or permanent disability in breathing.
- Fractures of cheekbones: £1,550 – £10,350
- These range from simple fractures from which a complete recovery is possible to multiple fractures requiring surgery and which involve some level of disfigurement.
- Fractures of jaws: £4,250 – £30,000
- These range from simple fractures to serious multiple fractures which require prolonged treatment and permanent consequences including pain when eating restriction in eating and the risk of arthritis.
- Damage to teeth: £720 – £7,500
- This depends on the placement of the teeth and the requirement for dental surgery. Front teeth attract a higher level of award.
Contact Our Specialist Personal Injury Solicitors for Leeds
If you have suffered a head injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, our team of dedicated specialist lawyers can help. Contact us today on 0113 223 4466 to find out if you are able to make a head injury claim, or if you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.