Compensation for head and brain injury

Compensation for head and brain injury

Our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors help people who have suffered from negligent medical treatment of head and brain injury. Compensation can be claimed where there has been delayed diagnosis of head or brain innjury or delayed surgery to treat head or brain injury due to Medical Negligence. 

Do contact our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors. We conduct most of our Clinical and Medical Negligence claims under ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements. So, you do not have to worry about how you are going to afford to bring a claim. You have nothing to lose in speaking to us.

Valuing compensation for head and brain injury

The amount of compensation for head and brain injury varies depending on the extent of the damage suffered. Below is a brief overview of the potential value of your particular injury. Please note that this information is a guide only for assessing the value of your pain, suffering and loss of amenity (also referred to as ‘General Damages’).

Just like patients, no two cases are the same. Medical reports are needed in order to value every injury more fully and accurately. In addition, the value of your case is not only calculated by assessing your injury, but your past financial losses, and any future financial losses you will continue to suffer can be claimed in addition to the figures below.

If you have suffered financial losses, as well as physical injury, then your potential claim may be worth a lot more than the figures set out below.

Brain Damage

  • Very Severe Brain Damage: £227,975 – £326,700
  • Moderately Severe Brain Damage:£177,100 – £227,975 
  • Moderate Brain Damage – subdivided into 3 distinct categories here:
  1. Moderate to Severe reduction in intellect, a change in personality, a negative effect to sight, speech and the senses and no future prospect of employment: £121,330 – £177,100
  1. Moderate to Modest reduction in intellect, a great reduction or removal of ability to work and some risk of developing epilepsy: £73,260 – £121,330
  1. Negative effect on memory and concentration and a reduction in the ability to work: £34,815 – £73,260
  • Less Severe Brain Damage: £12,375 – £34,760
  • Minor Head Injury:£1,788 – £10,340


  • Established Grand Mal: £82,500 – £121,330
  • Established Petit Mal: £44,330 – £105,930
  • Other Epileptic Conditions: £8,580 – £21,230

NB The figures above apply to most claims, but not claims where a no win, no fee agreement was entered into before 1 April 2013.

Choosing the Best Solicitor to get you Compensation for Head and Brain Injury

Remember, medical negligence claims need the best specialist solicitors, who have a proven track record. In order to come to a conclusion about the full extent of the value of your claim, we will arrange to assess your injuries and instruct appropriate medical experts. A good case can fail simply by instructing the wrong expert; we have an extensive register of medico-legal experts who will prove the injury you have suffered, how you have suffered it, how you have been affected and what the future holds for you. Together, we can then ensure you get any further medical treatment you need and get you back on the road to recovery, with financial help for the past and the future.

Together, we can then ensure you get any further medical treatment you need and get you back on the road to recovery, with financial help for your past financial losses and the future.

Our senior solicitors have acted in various cases involving brain injured babies after  asphyxiation at birth. These cases are very high value, running into millions of pounds to provide for these clients for the rest of their lives.

Here are some examples of legal reports in some successful medical negligence claims relating to Head and Brain injuries:

£825K to our 40-year-old client who nearly died after suffering meningitis and was left with permanently reduced mild mental capacity and physical disability. His GP should have been prescribing lifetime vaccines and daily antibiotics as our client had lost his spleen as a child.

£525,000 for a 50-year-old lady. She suffered bilateral brain damage after an air embolism during surgery and inadequately controlled epileptic seizures post-surgery.

£11,374 for a 4-year-old boy who suffered cosmetic injuries of permanent scarring and a bald patch on the back of his head caused by a pressure sore that resulted from hospital staff failing to move the patient’s head during the post-operative rehabilitation period.

£10,245 for a 13-year-old girl who sustained burns to her nostrils during her tonsillectomy that required reconstructive surgery.

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