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.
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.