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Head Injury Compensation

Head injuries come in many different types that can range from the minor short-lived injuries to serious conditions having a long-term effect.

At LawWin, we are experts in dealing with claims for compensation for head injuries. Sometimes, even apparently straightforward injuries such as concussion need to be assessed carefully in case there might be longer term residual problems such as continuing headaches.

More serious head injuries can affect cognitive functioning (making choices and decisions) and can affect behaviour. Memory problems can sometimes arise.

You can be confident that our experts can deal with such cases comprehensively and ensure that all appropriate medical questions are addressed as well as the question of all necessary support.

Head and Brain Injury Compensation

While there is no single figure that is “correct” in a legal sense for every injury, there are guidelines to identify ranges of possible awards depending on the type of injury and the severity. The values listed below are for guidance only. A more specific estimate will only be possible once further information is obtained in relation to your injury. The figures below are for only the “pain and suffering” category that a court may award – the figures below do not include any wage loss or other categories of compensation that may or may not be open to you (for more information see What Can I Claim For?).

  • Very severe brain damage: £214,300 – £307,000
  • Moderately severe brain injury (involving serious disability): £166,214 – £214,300
  • Moderate brain damage – depending on effect on memory, concentration, intellectual functioning, effect on senses: £33,000 – £166,214
  • Less severe brain damage involving full recovery of all normal functions – possible persisting problems such as poor concentration, memory and periods of low mood: £11,600 – £32,700
  • Minor brain or head injury: £1,675 – £9,700
  • Head or brain injury resulting in epilepsy – depending on extent to which attacks can be controlled by medication and the impact on working or social life: £8,100 – £114,000