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Head & Brain Injury Compensation Claim Calculator

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Calculating compensation for serious head or brain injuries is never straightforward, there are so many factors that affect the levels of compensation you are entitled to.

A head injury is one of the most prevalent forms of personal injury, as well as one of the most commonly treated in hospital. A head injury can range from a mild concussion to a much more serious injury, with life-changing and potentially life-threatening consequences, such as brain damage. 

Severe head injuries can result in the victim suffering permanent damage to the brain, potentially affecting their mobility and speech. Head injuries can also lead to cognitive impairment, affecting the victim’s personality, memory, or, attention span. This often has a significant effect on their home and work life and can have a detrimental effect on personal relationships with friends and family members.

If you have sustained a head or brain injury as the result of third party negligence and are experiencing pain and suffering, and loss of earnings, then you may be entitled to make a head injury compensation claim.

Call PSR Solicitors' team of personal injury claim experts to discuss the particulars of your case. We will advise you of the viability of your head injury compensation claim, assess the potential levels of compensation, and discuss the best course of action going forward.

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How are Head Injury and Brain Injury Compensation Settlements Calculated?

Your compensation figure will be calculated by combining the 'General Damages' and the 'Special Damages'.

The General Damages are awarded for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity (PSLA) incurred as a direct result of the injury. The damages figure is based on the type of injury you have and the severity of it. These figures are calculated using the guidelines established by the Judicial College.

  • Pain (P) - The physical pain suffered and caused by the accident.
  • Mental Suffering (S) – The psychological effect, e.g. anxiety, distress, embarrassment, etc.
  • Loss of Amenity (LA) - This is the reduction in quality of life and enjoyment, i.e. loss of sense of taste, preventing enjoyment of going out for meals or loss of legs, preventing the enjoyment of going for walks.

The Special Damages are awarded for any financial costs you have incurred or financial losses you have suffered. The Special Damages are unique in every claim and will be assessed by your Accredited Personal Injury Solicitor but will include things like:

  • Loss of earnings due to the injury, historic and future
  • Medical expenses you have incurred, and are likely to incur in the future
  • Travel Expenses e.g. taxi to a hospital appointment
  • Loss or damage to property during the incident
  • Home and vehicle adaptation costs.

How much compensation can you expect for a Head or Brain Injury Compensation Claim?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions but not one that is easy to answer, especially when it comes to complexities involved in head and brain injuries, so we will always fully assess your claim before offering a full compensation claim figure but the figures below offer a guide as to what sort of figure you might be able to claim for General Damages.

The figures below are based on those of the Judicial College and serve as a guide to the potential level of General Damages you may be entitled to claim. Every effort has been taken to ensure that these figures are as accurate as possible and is intended as a guide only. The PSR injury claims calculator covers General Damages only, each case differs and some cases may warrant special damages, so ensure you contact us to discuss the potential value of your compensation award once all of the circumstances have been considered.

PSR Solicitors are specialist Head Injury Claim Solicitors and Brain Injury Lawyers and have a long-standing record of successfully settling a varied range of head and brain injury compensation claims.

Head and Brain Injury Compensation Claim Values

Compensation Guide

Brain Damage

Brain Damage (Very Severe)

£240,590 - £344,640

Brain Damage (Severe)

£186,890 - £240,590

Brain Damage (Moderately Severe)

£36,740 - £186,890

Brain Damage (Less Severe)

£13,070 - £36,740 

Brain or Head Injury (Minor)

£1,880 - £10,890

Deafness or Tinnitus

Complete Deafness Plus Loss of Speech

£93,540 - £120,040

Complete Deafness

£77,430 - £93,540

Tinnitus (Severe) and Hearing Loss (Partial)    

£25,350 - £38,850

Total Loss of Hearing (One Ear) 

£26,710 - £38,850

Tinnitus (Moderate) and Hearing Loss (Moderate)

£12,700 - £25,350

Tinnitus (Mild) and Some Hearing Loss

£10,750 - £12,700

Tinnitus (Slight/Occasional) with Hearing Loss (Slight)

£6,280 - £10,750

Tinnitus (Slight) or Hearing Loss (Slight)

Up to £5,980

Epilepsy

Grand Mal (Established)

£87,010 - £128,060

Petit Mal (Established)

£46,780 - £112,130

Epileptic Conditions (Other)

£9,080 to £22,440

Impairment of Smell and Taste

Loss of Taste

£16,380 - £21,320

Loss of Smell

£21,320 - £28,070

Loss of Smell (Complete) and Loss of Taste (Significant)

£28,070 - £33,430

Loss of Smell and Taste (Complete)

Approx £33,430

Injuries Affecting Sight

There are many variations of injury affecting your sight but claims range from a transient eye injury to total blindness:

£1,880 - £229,260

Injuries Affecting Sight & Hearing

Loss of Sight (Complete) and Loss of Hearing (Significant)

In the region of £344, 640

Types of Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury affecting the brain that was sustained at any time after birth.

Someone could sustain an Acquired Brain Injury in one of two ways, they may be the victim of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), sustained in an accident or an assault or they could be affected by a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury, caused as a result of a ‘non-traumatic’ event, i.e. brain tumour, stroke, hypoxia or medical negligence.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

This type of injury is described as a disruption to normal brain function potentially caused by a bump or blow to the head, a jolt to the head or by a penetrating head injury. The common causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries are road traffic accidents, accidents at work or home, physical assault, trips and falls or negligence during a medical procedure, such as surgery.

A TBI injury, at least initially, will have been caused by an external force, but often the initial injury is compounded by further complications, such as lack of oxygen reaching the brain, swelling on the brain or reduced blood supply to the brain.

The first injury - occurs in the immediate seconds after the traumatic event and can come in three types:

  • Closed Head Injury - these are the most prevalent and are categorised as an injury where the skin remains unbroken. These are most commonly caused by rapid acceleration or deceleration, for example when a car hits an immovable object or when a car is struck from behind by a 3rd party vehicle.
  • Open Head Injury or Penetrating Wounds - These are far less common and are categorised as an injury where the skull is compromised, and the brain tissue is exposed and damaged. These sorts of injuries can be caused by road traffic accidents, gunshot wounds or being hit by a sharp object.
  • Crushing Injuries - This type of injury is caused when the head is crushed between two hard objects, this could be caused by a pedestrian being run over, resulting in their head being caught between the wheel and the pavement. This type of injury tends to affect the base of the skull and damages the nerves of the brain stem, as opposed to the brain itself. 

The second injury - happens in the following minutes and hours, depending on the speed and quality of medical treatment. This type of injury is normally caused when the brain is starved of oxygen or blood flow to the brain is compromised, exacerbating the effects of the first injury

The third injury - can happen at any time after the first and second injury and can cause further complications. This type of injury could be as a consequence of bleeding, bruising or swelling in the brain or as a result of the development of blood clots.
Non-Traumatic Brain Injury
This type of injury is caused by something occurring within the body, rather than an external force. There are many things that can cause a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury, but common causes are strokes, brain tumours, hypoxia, brain haemorrhage or aneurysm, medical negligence or poisoning, such as carbon monoxide.

Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

This type of injury is caused by something occurring within the body, rather than an external force. There are many things that can cause a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury, but common causes are strokes, brain tumours, hypoxia, brain haemorrhage or aneurysm, medical negligence or poisoning, such as carbon monoxide.

Making a Head or Brain Injury Compensation Claim

If you have suffered a head or brain injury through no fault of your own and you feel there is evidence of 3rd party liability, then you are entitled to try and make a head injury or brain injury claim compensation.

By employing the services one of PSR's qualified personal injury lawyers, you can rest assured that you have secured the legal expertise and experience to win your head or brain injury claim and receive the maximum compensation that you and your family deserve.

In the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, our No Win No Fee promise offers you the peace of mind that there will no legal costs to pay, meaning no risk to you.

All PSR’s Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and our Injury Lawyers in Cheshire are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Claims, giving you the reassurance they have the expertise and tenacity to secure the maximum levels of compensation for you or your family.

Covering North Wales and Cheshire, with offices in Shotton, Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Rhyl, Wrexham and Wallasey, PSR Solicitors is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury Solicitors out there, affording you confidence that if you recruit the services of one of our expert solicitors, they will manage the entire claim and allow you to concentrate on more important issues, like recovery.

What are the common causes of head & brain injuries?

Whilst work accidents are by far the most common cause of head and brain injuries, they can occur in a multitude of ways, in many different environments and at any time. Brain and head injuries are frequently caused by:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Falls from height
  • Slips & trips on uneven or slippery ground
  • Neurological trauma due to medical negligence
  • Sports accidents
  • Accidents on construction sites
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
  • Motorbike accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Work related accidents

Physiology of the Brain

The brain is a highly complex organ that controls all functions of the body, interprets information received from the outside world via our five senses, and embodies the essence of the soul and mind. Creativity, memory, intelligence, and emotion are just a few of the multitude of things governed by the brain. Encased within the skull for protection, the brain is composed of three parts, the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brainstem.

The brain processes complex information received from the five senses - normally processing the information received from multiple senses at any one time. It interprets the information in a way that has meaning for us, and then, if that information is of consequence, stores that information in our memory. The brain controls a huge number of bodily functions, including movement, memory, speech and thoughts, as well as controlling the function of many organs within our body.

The central nervous system (CNS) consists of two key elements, the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is composed of spinal nerves that branch from the spinal cord, connecting with muscles and organs and cranial nerves that branch from the brain to connect with your head, neck and trunk.

Cerebrum

 The largest part of the brain, the cerebrum is composed of the left and right hemisphere and accounts for nearly two-thirds of the total mass of the brain. There is normally one functionally dominant hemisphere, ordinarily the left and this controls speech, comprehension, writing and fine movement, whilst the right side is responsible for creativity, spatial ability, artistic, and musical skills. The left hemisphere is dominant in hand use and language in approximately 92% of people.

Cerebellum

The Cerebellum, which is latin for “little brain”, is located under the cerebrum. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, controlling the timing and force of the muscle groups. It is also responsible for a number of other functions including motor skills such as coordination, balance and posture.

Brainstem

The brainstem is the smallest component of the brain, making up below 3% percent of its total weight. It is an integral part of the central nervous system, acting as a relay centre connecting the spinal cord to the cerebrum and cerebellum. It performs many automatic functions such as breathing, heart rate, body temperature, wake and sleep cycles, digestion, sneezing, coughing, vomiting, and swallowing. It is also of vital importance in the conveyance of motor and sensory pathways from the rest of the brain to the body, and from the body back to the brain.

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