Introduction to Head Injury Claims

About Head Injury Claims

Head injuries can greatly vary in severity from bruising to the skin and minor lacerations to concussion, a fractured skull or brain injury.  Even a fairly minor head injury can cause long-lasting symptoms such as headaches, vision problems and dizziness.  More serious head injuries can cause permanent disability and sometimes death.

Head injuries can be caused by just about any kind of accident including, road accidents, accidents at work and slips and trips.

If you have suffered a head injury as a result of an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to make a head injury compensation claim.  To find out if Thompsons can help you, call us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

Choosing the right Solicitor after a Head Injury

Experience really counts

Choosing the right solicitor to deal with any personal injury claim is very important but when head injuries or other serious injuries are involved, it is vital.

Experience really counts when dealing with claims for complex or high-value cases and can really make a difference to the amount of compensation the victim receives.

At Thompsons Solicitors we have over 90 years experience of dealing with personal injury claims and have a network of offices throughout the UK.  We also have dedicated Serious Injury Teams placed regionally which deal exclusively with claims involving life-changing injuries.  The solicitors within the Serious Injury Teams are all very experienced in instructing the right experts who can accurately assess how long the injury is likely to last and if there will be any permanent damage.  The experts can also assess whether any ongoing therapy or care will be required and these are all important factors to consider before a final compensation settlement is agreed.

If you have suffered a head injury in an accident which was not your fault, Thompsons may be able to help you make a personal injury claim.  To discuss your individual case in more detail, contact us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claims forms.

Examples of Head Injury Claims we have dealt with

Real Head Injury Claim Examples

Below, you will find just a few examples of some of the many head injury compensation claims we have dealt with at Thompsons Solicitors.

Hit in head with Iron bar

Our client in this case was at work at the time of his accident.  He was employed as a reception assistant at a secure hospital and had to inspect delivery wagons entering and leaving the premises.

The driver of a delivery wagon pulled aside the curtains on the wagon but as our client was inspecting the contents, the driver let go of the curtain and a heavy iron bar which was attached, hit our client in the head.

He immediately suffered dizziness, blurred vision and severe pain as well as extreme tiredness and nausea.   He went back to work but had to cut his hours back sharply as he continued to suffer from chronic headaches, an inability to concentrate and out of character behaviour.

Over the next two years, Mr Prince was shifted around departments and tried a variety of tasks, but was unable to cope with the work and his employer eventually agreed to retire him on the grounds of ill health.

Mr Prince still suffers from severe headaches, anxiety symptoms, poor sleep, poor appetite, lack of concentration, mood swings and quick loss of temper. He finds it impossible to socialise, leave the house, or answer the phone without the assistance of his wife, and is reliant on anti-depressants.

Thompsons Solicitors recovered £210,000 compensation for this client which took into account his ongoing problems.  This case highlights the importance of assessing the full injuries and long-term prognosis before settling a claim which could have appeared to initially have been a minor head injury.  To read this story in full, visit our News Desk.

Car Accident caused head injury

The injured client in this case was a 16 year old boy who was a rear seat passenger in a car which collided with a lamppost.  He wasn't wearing his seatbelt and the force of the impact threw him out of the rear window of the vehicle and onto the ground.

His injuries were immediately severe including an epileptic seizure, multiple fractures of the skull and a brain haemorrhage which led to him being in intensive care for 10 days. There have also been long term consequences, the most severe of which was that he was no longer able to manage his own affairs due to his brain injury.

Although he tried to return to work four months after the accident it became clear after only a few weeks he could not continue due to his inability to concentrate. After a series of seizures he was readmitted to hospital with continuing memory loss, concentration impairment, loss of confidence, travel anxiety and anger, frustration and depression. All of these had been caused by the injury to the brain. The final settlement of £950,000 reflected an agreed long term need for care, a reduced life expectancy reduced by 14 years and a life long dependency on anti epilepsy medication. To read this story in full, visit our News Desk.

Heavy object fell from height

In this case, our client was a welder who was fitting a new handrail to a staircase when a metal post fell from 15 ft above him and hit him on the head.  He was immediately knocked unconscious and suffered memory loss, a fractured skull, broken nose and soft tissue injuries to his neck and spine. He was kept in hospital for nine days.

Thompsons Solicitors recovered a substantial, undisclosed sum of compensation for the man who had been unable to return to work when his compensation was recovered almost 2 years after the accident.

Our client was very happy with the outcome and said that he wanted to claim to ensure that health and safety practices at the plant were reviewed to avoid a similar accident happening again.  To read this story in full, visit our News Desk.

Fallen barrier causes head injury for cyclist

Thompsons Solicitors has recently recovered £4,000 compensation for Mr Jones who suffered a head injury at work.

Mr Jones was cycling through the main entrance when the barrier unexpectedly came down. The barrier impacted with his helmet and caused him to suffer from severe headaches.

His thank you letter read: “I am extremely satisfied with the legal services provided by Thompsons Solicitors (on a scale from 1 to 10 - 10 would describe my satisfaction). The compensation awarded to me is only as a result of your expertise and professionalism in pursuing this matter. I definitely would recommend your law firm to anyone I know that needs legal help in personal injury. I shall always be grateful to Thompsons Solicitors and my union, PCS, for their support.”

If you or someone you know has suffered a head injury, contact us to find out if they will be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.  Call us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.