A head injury is any sort of injury to your brain, skull, or scalp. Head injuries can vary greatly in severity, ranging from a mild bump or bruise, minor lacerations or concussion, to a fractured skull or even traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even a relatively minor head injury can have serious implications for the long-term health of the victim and the more serious head and brain injuries can affect their quality of life enormously.
The consequences and treatments of head injuries vary greatly, depending on what caused your head injury and how severe it is.
Head injuries caused by a blow to the head are usually associated with:
- road traffic accidents
- physical assaults
- accidents at work
- military accidents
- sports-related accidents
What are ‘closed’ or ‘open’ head injuries?
- Closed – when the head has been affected by a strong force, like a blow to the head after a fall or a car accident, but without fracturing the skull
- Open or penetrating – when something breaks the skull and enters the brain
Head injury claims – the value of experience
Choosing the right solicitor to deal with any personal injury claim is very important, but when head injuries or other serious injuries are involved, it is vital.
Experience counts when dealing with claims for complex or challenging cases and can really make a difference to the amount of compensation you receive. Our specialist head injury solicitors have many years of experience dealing with the complex issues facing people suffering from a head injury.
Harris Fowler has over 20 years’ experience of dealing with head injury claims throughout England and Wales. We have dedicated staff who deal exclusively with claims involving life-changing injuries.
We understand that every person claiming head injury compensation has specific needs that are essential to their individual circumstances. We are fully aware of the physical, psychological and emotional impact that a head injury has on the everyday lives of our clients and their families.
The amount of damages will depend on the severity of your injury and what financial consequences result from the injury.
Harris Fowler is well versed in instructing medical experts who can assess how severe the injury is, how long the consequences of the head injury are likely to last and if there will be any permanent damage. Our experts can also assess whether any ongoing therapy or care will be required. We will gather expert evidence on your past and future needs and losses, ensuring that your compensation is appropriate to reflect the severity of your injury and allows you to access the support you need to enjoy the best quality of life possible for the future.
Friendly and approachable
At Harris Fowler, our head injury lawyers will handle your case in a sympathetic and friendly manner, listening to you and providing you with the best legal advice to meet your specific needs.
We will take the time to understand what you are going through, helping you get the answers and the compensation you deserve.
No win no fee
Our expert personal injury solicitors take head injury claims on a no win no fee basis.
All you have to do is call our Freephone number 0800 213214 and talk to one of our friendly legal advisors.
*Cases issued and finished between 01.01.16 and 31.12.16