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Severe Head Injury: How To Make A Claim

From road traffic collisions to accidents at work, serious accidents can change the lives of you or your loved ones. In this guide, we’re looking at how to make a claim if you’ve suffered a severe head injury as a result of negligence or an accident that wasn’t your fault.

How do you know if a head injury is serious or not?

From concussion to brain damage, there are many head injuries all with a varying level of severity. The severity will impact the amount of compensation and support you can receive.

Often a traumatic head injury can result in the following symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness or coma
  • Persistent headaches
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Loss of coordination
  • Cognitive or mental symptoms
  • Confusion
  • Agitation, aggressiveness or other unusual behaviour
    Slurred speech

This type of injury is classed as more severe.

You or the injured individual should have visited a hospital and received a CT scan.

Further complications can include infections after a skull fracture, impaired consciousness and a brain injury which can be temporary or permanent. Severe head injuries can also result in death.


How to make a claim?

When it comes to making a claim, the last thing you want is to navigate a labyrinth of jargon. Below is the basic process you should follow to start your severe head injury claim.

  • Find a personal injury solicitor and get in touch. You may want to choose no win, no fee personal injury lawyers as you won’t have to pay a penny unless you win your case.
  • Discuss the details of your case, recounting what took place and how your life has been affected by your injury. It’s important to have as much evidence as possible. Witness statements, photographs of the scene, medical records, police case reference numbers etc are all records that can help move your case forwards more quickly. You should also keep receipts or bank statements covering any expenses related to your injury as this can contribute to the compensation you’re entitled to.
  • Should you decide to go ahead with the claim, your head injury claims solicitors will begin working on your case. You should receive regular updates. You may have to go to court, but in most cases you won’t.

If your case is successful, you will be issued with compensation.


Contact Capital Lawyers to make a claim today – voted in the top three serious accident lawyers in Peterborough. We operate a no win, no fee policy, meaning you won’t have to pay any upfront costs to access the legal services you’re entitled to. We’re also available to contact 24/7 with our round-the-clock messaging service. Not sure if you have a claim or how much compensation you could be entitled to for a serious head injury? Get in touch today.