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.

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.

Why Choose Us?

We’ve handled many different types of medical negligence cases and provided expert advice for over 30 years.

  • We offer FREE, no obligation legal advice all throughout
  • Our processes are hassle free & we handle all the paperwork
  • We won't charge you a penny until your case has been settled

Our head & brain claims expert:

Sarah Johnson

Head of York Office

We can also help with claims for delayed diagnosis of encephalitis


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 disabilityHis 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.

How Medical Solicitors Can Help You

We have been supporting and winning compensation for our clients for over two decades. Operating throughout the UK, we have a team of 15 friendly staff, made up of qualified solicitors, legal executives, legal assistants and administrative staff who are here to listen and guide you through your clinical and medical negligence claim.
  • We offer FREE, no obligation advice

  • We can help determine if you have a claim

  • We help you get your claim started and guide you throughout

  • We offer help, advise, get answers and secure justice for our clients

  • We offer No Win, No Fee agreements

Want to learn more about how we can help you? Get in touch

What’s Our Process

Medical Solicitors operates very differently from most other law firms. We won’t ask you to sign a contract straight away. First, we will take the time to understand your case, gather information, advise on the way forward, and if we believe you have a claim, offer a No Win, No Fee agreement.
  • Talk to us

    A claim starts with a no-obligation chat. We want to understand your case and if we can help. This can be done by email or telephone whichever you prefer.
  • We Advise

    We will advise you on the way forward. Whether that is raising a complaint with the health provider initially, or proceeding straight to obtaining medical records.
  • We Investigate

    A senior member of our team will review your case and decide if we can further investigate your claim for you.
  • We Take Action

    If we believe there is a case to investigate. We will offer you a NO Win, No Fee agreement.
  • We Keep you Informed

    As we progress your claim, we will keep you informed every step of the way.