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If you want to start a claim for an accident, then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in head accident claims such as Tylers Solicitors. We ensure that the claim has the best chance of success because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a request for a head injury claim.

If you want to proceed with your accident compensation claim, then you should call Tyler’s freephone on 0800 699 0079, and we can then continue to talk you through your head accident compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your cell phone.

Common Questions Regarding No-Win, No-Fee Head Injury Compensation Claims in the UK:

Head Injury Compensation ClaimWhen it comes to a head injury, it is important that you get in touch with a professional legal team. Our team of no-win, no-fee personal injury lawyers will be able to work out if you have a viable case against a former employer or any other third party. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we have personal injury lawyers as part of our experienced team who specialise in head injury claims.

Over the years, we have worked alongside people from all walks of life to make personal injury claims. We can help you to get the personal injury compensation that you need to recover from your head injury. As we can deliver a no-win, no-fee legal service to each of our clients, you will be able to focus on recovering from your injury, while our team focuses on getting you the compensation that you need.

What Counts as a Head Injury?

Any kind of incident which results in damage to your head or brain can constitute a head injury. They can be caused by a wide range of events. Head wounds can also have a variety of symptoms which can have either long-term or short-term symptoms. When a head injury results in permanent damage, it can sometimes make it impossible to work or engage in social activities.

Any head wounds have the potential to develop into something serious. It is important, therefore, that you make a personal injury compensation claim against the person responsible for your injury. Whether you’re suffering from a serious head injury, or a relatively minor one, the compensation that you receive could help you to get over the damage you’ve sustained and move on with your life.

What Can Cause Head Injuries?

There are many different ways in which you can develop a head injury. Some of the most common kinds of head injuries result from:

  • Work-Related Injuries.
  • Road Traffic Accidents.
  • Trips, Slips and Falls.
  • Violence and Assault.

As a head wound can occur practically anywhere, they are some of the most common personal injury claims that our no-win, no-fee lawyers deal with.

What are the Different Kinds of Head Injuries?

There are two main categories of a head wound which can be claimed for in the UK. Both of these injuries can have serious symptoms which can have long-term and short-term effects. These are:

  • Open Skull Injuries.
  • Closed Skull Injuries.

What is an Open Skull Injury?

An open skull injury occurs when the skull is fractured. This can lead to long-term or short-term damage to the brain tissue. Most of the time, these injuries are due to an impact causing a piece of bone to penetrate the brain.

What is a Closed Skull Injury?

A closed skull injury is the result of a heavy impact to your head. The impact will not break the skull but can still result in serious brain damage. As there is no visible wound in these incidents, it can be difficult to easily diagnose the damage.

What are the Symptoms of Head Injuries?

Head injuries can have a wide range of symptoms, especially if the brain sustains damage as a result of the injury. The biggest danger is that these symptoms can be delayed for days or even weeks. This means that, following a head injury, you need to have someone keep an eye on your behaviour and health.

What are the Physical Symptoms of a Head Injury?

Some of the most common physical symptoms of a head injury include:

  • Loss of Consciousness for a few Seconds.
  • Being Dazed, Disorientated or Confused.
  • Minor or Severe Headache.
  • Nausea and Vomiting.
  • Exhaustion, Drowsiness and Fatigue.
  • Difficulty Sleeping or Sleeping More than Usual.
  • Dizziness or the Loss of Balance.
  • Problems with Speech or Writing.

What are the Mental Symptoms of Head Injuries?

When it comes to a head wound of any kind, it is possible for a variety of mental symptoms to develop. These can include:

  • Mood Changes and Mood Swings.
  • Memory Lapses.
  • Problems with Concentrating.
  • Feeling Depressed or Anxious.

What are the Sensory Symptoms of a Head Injury?

When you suffer a closed head injury or open head injury, you might find yourself suffering from some sensory issues. These sensory problems can include:

  • Sensitivity to Light and Sound.
  • Blurred Vision.
  • Ringing Ears.
  • Constant Bad Taste in the Mouth.
  • Changes in your Ability to Smell.

What are the Symptoms of Major Head Injuries?

While a minor head wound can be uncomfortable, major head injuries can be life-threatening. They can also cause long-term issues with your health to develop, which can sometimes make it impossible to work or attend social events.

What are the Physical Symptoms of Major Head Injuries?

Some of the physical problems which can be brought about by major head injuries include:

  • Loss of Consciousness for Minutes or Hours.
  • Persistent Headache, or a Gradually Worsening Headache.
  • Consistent Nausea or Vomiting.
  • Convulsions and Seizures.
  • Dilation of One or Both Pupils.
  • Clear Fluids Flowing from the Nose or Ears.
  • Inability to Wake Up.
  • Loss of Coordination.
  • Weakness or Numbness in Extremities.

What are the Mental Symptoms of Major Head Injuries?

A major head wound can result in serious mental symptoms. These can drastically affect your entire life. Some of the most common mental symptoms include:

  • Comatose.
  • Slurred Speech.
  • Profound Confusion.
  • Agitation, Aggression and other Unusual Behaviour.

What are the Symptoms of Head Injuries in Children?

It can be much harder to identify a closed head injury in your child, especially if they haven’t learned to talk yet. Infants and younger children may not be able to communicate sensory problems or confusion. Some of the symptoms to look out for include:

  • Changes in Eating or Nursing Habits.
  • Easily Irritated.
  • Persistent Crying.
  • Inability to Pay Attention.
  • Change in Sleeping Habits.
  • Seizures.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Depressed Mood.
  • Loss of Interest.

Can Head Injuries Be Treated?

How to Treat Minor Head Injuries?

Most minor head injuries can be treated with simple rest and recuperation. In some cases, you’ll prevent swelling with a cold compress. Aside from that, most minor brain injuries will recover on their own. If you suffer from any symptoms for longer than a few hours, or if they start to get worse, then you should go to the hospital just to be safe.

How to Treat Serious Head Injuries?

If you have suffered an open head injury or a severe closed head injury, then you need to go to a hospital as quickly as possible. Healthcare professionals will:

  • Check your Airways are Clear.
  • Stabilise your Neck and Spine to Prevent Further Damage.
  • Stop any Bleeding.
  • Provide Pain Relief.
  • Splint Broken Bones.

In many cases, doctors will recommend that you remain in the hospital for observation following a serious head injury.

Will I need a CT Scan after a Head Injury?

If you’ve suffered a serious head wound, you will need a CT scan. Computerised Tomography Scans (a CT scan) will help to determine the severity of your injury. After the CT scan, doctors will evaluate your condition and come up with a treatment plan.

Should You Sleep after a Head Injury?

You should try to resist going to sleep for a few hours after a serious head injury, as it can be difficult to wake up. However, for minor head injuries, including concussions, you are allowed to sleep so long as there is someone to help you wake up every few hours.

Can Head Injuries Cause Other Health Issues?

There are certain types of head injuries which can lead to long-term health issues. There are head injuries which can increase the risk of developing other kinds of diseases later in life.

Can a Head Injury Cause Dementia?

Even a mild head wound can lead to prolonged or permanent issues with your cognition. It is possible for head wounds to lead to Dementia over time. That is one of the reasons why it is so important for you to make head wound compensation claims against the party responsible.

Can a Head Injury Cause Brain Tumours?

Serious head trauma has been linked to certain types of brain tumours. If you suffer head injuries on a regular impact, then your risk of developing brain tumours later in life is increased.

How Much Can I Get for Head Injury Claims in the UK?

If you’ve suffered any kind of head wound which wasn’t your fault, then you will be entitled to make a no-win, no-fee personal injury compensation claim against the person or party responsible. The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of the injury and the long-term effects that you suffer from.

Injury TypeDescriptionCompensation Amount
Minor Head WoundsMinor head wounds can still result in long-term health issues. They can prevent you from working or attending social events.£1,675 to £10,000
Minor Brain DamageIf you suffer from brain damage following an accident which wasn’t your fault, you could make a personal injury compensation claim.£10,000 to £35,000
Moderate Brain DamageModerate head injuries can cause brain damage which affects memory, concentration, intellect and more. The amount you receive will depend on the severity of the damage you have received.£35,000 to £177,000
Severe Brain DamageThese injuries can cause the injured party to be disabled throughout their life. It can also cause them to be unable to understand the world around them£177,000 to £327,000

Can I Make Head Injury Claims Against my Employer?

If you’ve suffered your head or brain injury at work, then you can make a claim against your employer. If they can be proven to have been negligent in providing you with safety equipment, training or have put you in a dangerous situation, then you can make a claim directly against your employer.

Can I Make Head Injury Claims Following an Assault?

If you’ve been assaulted and suffered a head injury, then you may be able to claim against the person responsible. Personal injury claims can be brought against someone even if they are undergoing criminal proceedings. If you’ve been assaulted, a personal injury claim could be a great step towards your recovery.

What Kinds of Head Injuries can I Make a Personal Injury Claim For?

There are many kinds of head injuries which you can make a compensation claim for in the UK.

  • Bang to the Head
  • Head Contusion
  • Minor / Slight Head Injury
  • Anoxic Brain.
  • Major / Severe / Serious Head Injury
  • Brain Damage
  • Skull Fracture
  • Head Trauma
  • Haematomas.
  • Closed Head Wound / Closed Head Injury
  • Open Head Wound
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Scalp Lacerations / Wond
  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Punch Drunk Syndrome
  • Pediatric Head Injury / Child Head Injury
  • Comatose / Vegetative State
  • Gash on Head
  • Severe Fracture
  • Child / Toddler / Pediatric Head Injury
  • Temple Injury
  • Diffuse Axonal

If you or a loved one is suffering from any of these issues and it isn’t their fault, then you need to make a personal injury compensation claim against the persons responsible today.

No-Win, No-Fee Head Injury Compensation Claims from Tylers Solicitors

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can help you to get the personal injury compensation that you need to move on with your life following a serious or minor head wound. In the past, our personal injury solicitors have helped people from all walks of life to get the compensation and the justice that they need.

If you’ve suffered a head wound or any other kind of injury, and it wasn’t your fault then our legal team are here for you. Once you’ve met with our team, and we’ve established if you have a viable case, we’ll take the legal battle off your hands. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee service you’ll be able to concentrate on recovering from your illness. Our team will fight for as long as it takes to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Whether you’ve suffered a head injury as the result of violence or negligence on your employer’s behalf, we can help. If you’re looking for a professional team of no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitors to help you, get in touch with our team today. We can provide legal advice and practical legal personal injury services to help you recover from your serious or minor head wounds.

What type of accident can I claim?

It doesn’t matter whether the head injury is caused by a slip, trip or fall at work, traffic accident or an accident abroad, we can help you make a claim today.

If you have suffered a serious accident or brain trauma, then contact us today on 0800 699 0079 to find out how we can help you in making a compensation claim. We can help anyone from any town such as Manchester, London, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Birmingham. So call today to find out more information on what we can do for you.

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