Head and Brain Injuries
Brain injuries appear in all shapes and sizes
and we understand the difficulties that many victims
and their families face in litigation. At Simpson
Millar LLP our specialist team of solicitors has significant
experience of dealing with all types of
head injury compensation claims.
We aim to take the pressure off you and your family and deal with
the head injury compensation
claim quickly and efficiently.
This area of law is complex and you need to ensure
you receive specialist legal advice. We can help you
to investigate liability and assess the compensation value
of your head injury claim.
Seven-year old child suffers serious brain damage in road accident
A child aged 7 was knocked down whilst crossing a road and sustained a fractured
skull with serious brain damage. The child has been able to return to education,
but it is unlikely that he will hold down full employment and will require care
and assistance for the rest of his life. The settlement of £1.8m (second highest
award in Wales) was approved by the High Court in Cardiff just prior to Trial.
The Brain Injury Resource Foundation estimates approximately 125,000 each year suffer
some type of brain injury which requires hospital admission.
Brain Injury - What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain
caused by a trauma. A TBI can be caused in many different ways.
The 5 most common causes of head injury are:
Head / brain injuries can also result from other causes which can include:
The Medical Disability Society in a report to the Management
of Traumatic Brain Injury (February 1988) defined traumatic brain injury
as a "brain injury caused by a trauma to the head (including the effects upon the
brain or other possible complications of injury, notably hypoxemia and hypertension
and intracerebral haematoma)".
Who is most at risk of sustaining a brain injury?
- Anyone is at risk of sustaining a brain injury. However, statistics show that
males are more than twice as likely as females to sustain a brain injury.
- Traumatic brain injury is the largest cause of disability in young males in Europe (Langlois 2006)
- The average age of a person sustaining a traumatic brain injury is 26.
- Persons who have already suffered a brain injury have an increased risk of sustaining
further brain injury.
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Head injury compensation - make an enquiry
Contact our Head Injury Team now to see how we can help you by calling Freephone:
0808 129 3320 or simply send us your enquiry via email using our
online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.