Head & Brain Injury Compensation
Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors are experienced in dealing with cases of head and brain injury, frequently caused by road traffic collisions or impact by falling items or falls in the workplace.
Marc Folgate has been involved in a £2.1 million damages assessment for a head injury in the High Court that lasted for 10 days.
A head or brain injury can occur as a consequence of an actual impact (for instance if the head hits a windscreen or the hard ground), by a sudden acceleration/deceleration within the cranium (as might also occur as a result of a road traffic accident) or by a combination of both movement and sudden impact. In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, brain trauma causes secondary injury that may take place following the injury. The original injury may then cause alterations in blood flow within the brain and changes in pressure within the skull and such consequences can then exacerbate and add to the damage from it.
A brain injury can have some complex effects as is not surprising. These might be:-
Physical (such as difficulty walking or moving limbs);
Cognitive (such as lack difficulty concentrating or searching for words);
Social, emotional, and behavioural (such as disinhibition – acting in a manner which is inconsistent with social etiquette).
In order to diagnose the extent of and effect of a brain injury scans such as MRI and CT may be required as well as neuropsychological assessment.
Rehabilitation may assist and Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors are alert to the need to assess rehabilitation options through organisations such as Papworth Trust as early as possible following the accident. Such rehabilitation costs are likely to be capable of being claimed as interim payments pending full expert evaluation for the purposes of any damages assessment or agreed compromise.
Rehabilitation treatments might include:-
ii) Speech and language therapy;
iii) Behavioural or psychological therapy.
It may also be necessary to appoint a Case Manager to assist in putting together a package of therapy, care and provision of aids and equipment for the victim.
To initiate an expert assessment of a potential head or brain injury compensation case, simply, simply get in touch.