Minor Head Injury Compensation
Specialist Minor Head Injury Compensation Solicitors
Alarmingly, around 1.4 million people attend hospital each year in the UK with a recent head injury. Around 200,000 of these people are admitted to hospital for further investigations and treatment.
In most cases, minor head injuries do not result in permanent damage and generally people will make a full recovery relatively quickly. The majority of people will be back to normal 3-4 months after the accident. However, different people recover in different ways and some people may not recover as well or as quickly as expected.
The most common causes of head injuries are people falling and banging their head, violent attacks and assaults, sporting accidents or being involved in a road traffic accident.
Around 75-80% of all head injuries fall into the category of a minor head injury. Although these injuries are classified as minor, they can still have a significant impact on the injured person’s life, as well as the lives of their loves ones who may need to provide support and assistance.
If you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in a minor head injury, you should speak to a reputable solicitor with expertise in this area. At CFG Law, it is our primary aim to help you recover from your head injury as quickly as possible, whilst securing you maximum compensation for your accident. We are recommended by the Legal 500 and are a member of Headway’s Head Injury Solicitors Directory.
To speak to one of our head injury solicitors in confidence with no obligation, call any time on 0800 612 8196.
How we can help
At CFG Law, our aim is to truly make a positive difference in all that we do for our clients and their families. We understand the importance of early assessment and treatment and the impact this can have on a much quicker recovery from your injury. Therefore as soon as we get your case started, we will look to help with an early, tailored programme of treatment and support to aid your recovery after a head injury.
Our specialist head injury team understand the difficulties you and your family are facing and are there to provide full support and someone to talk to.
We will also fight your corner and look to secure interim (compensation) payments from the defendants to help with ongoing treatment, financial support and specialist equipment as necessary.
We will also work tirelessly to ensure that you receive a full and fair final settlement for you, to cover the pain and suffering you have experienced, care costs, loss of wages and ongoing future needs.
Recovering from a head injury
- Have plenty of rest and avoid stressful situations.
- Make sure you stay within easy reach of a telephone and medical help.
- Do not consume alcohol or take drugs.
- Do not take sleeping pills, sedatives or tranquilisers unless they have been fully prescribed by your doctor since your head injury.
- Avoid any contact sport (e.g. rugby or football) for at least 3 weeks and until you are feeling completely recovered.
- Do not drive a car, motorbike or bicycle or operate machinery until you feel you have completely recovered.
If you begin to experience any further symptoms after being discharged from hospital it is important that you return to the emergency department as soon as possible for further observations. You should inform friends and families of your injuries so they can keep an eye on you and ensure your recovery is progressing well.
Returning to work after a minor head injury
Your doctor will advise you on how soon you should expect to return to work, but it is advisable not to rush back to work and put yourself into stressful or strenuous situations. Employers need to be made aware of possible effects of minor head injuries so that they can help you to recover in the best possible environment when you do return to work. Many employers are sensitive to employees with head injuries and will work with you to accommodate your needs whilst you are recovering.
Treatment following head injuries
Longer term treatments and rehabilitation may be necessary, depending on the severity of your head injury. Even minor head injuries may benefit from a specified treatment plan. This is best assessed by medical experts and many different options are available. We work with a network of medical and rehabilitation experts who can help with specialist assessment and treatment.
At CFG Law, our aim is to help clients to recover from their injuries as quickly as possible and try to get their lives back to normal. Importantly, this package of treatment is bespoke and tailored to YOUR particular needs. This will ensure that you stand the best chance of a full recovery.
Reducing the risk of head injury
- Wearing a helmet or other protective headgear when cycling, riding a horse or taking part in contact sports.
- Reducing risks of tripping and falling in the home – make sure stairs are well lit and have handrails, use a non-slip mat in the shower, keep your home clutter free.
- Ensuring your home is safe for any children who may be visiting.
- Using adequate safety equipment at work, when playing sport and doing DIY.
- Always wear a seatbelt in any vehicle you are travelling in.
- Don’t drive or operate machinery under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including prescription medications that can impair the ability to drive.
It is impossible to avoid accidents completely, but small changes to your home, work environment and lifestyle may help to protect you from the risk of head injury.
What to do next
Your main priority should be recovering from your injuries. By starting a claim for head injury compensation as soon as possible, we can help with early recovery and access to specialist treatment, financial assistance and other support services.
When claiming compensation for a minor head injury there are many factors which will be taken into account. These can include the length of time it takes you to recover from your injuries, as well as any ongoing symptoms you may still be experiencing and the likelihood of you making a full recovery from these.
Let us help you to claim the head injury compensation you deserve and help you get access to early treatment and support. Call today on 0800 612 8196 (open 24 hours) to discuss your head claim or contact our head injury solicitors online to request a call back.