12 Feb Claiming for Brain Injury in Ireland
A brain injury is caused as a result of a trauma to the head. This trauma can be due to a car crash, impact on the head, workplace accident, sporting accident or fall. A brain injury can happen to anyone and is among the most severe forms of personal injury.
Long-term effect of brain injuries and head injuries
Long term effects of brain injuries can include behavioural changes, coma, problems with speech or paralysis, and some symptoms may not show up right away.
Can I receive compensation for my brain injury?
This depends on the circumstances of the cause of your brain injury. Contact one of our personal injury solicitors today to discuss the cause of your brain injury, in order that we may advise you whether another party is responsible for your injury.
Compensation Amounts for Head Injuries
As with all personal injury claims, you will be able to seek compensation for “special damages” for your loss of earnings, medical bills and other costs, and “general damages” for your pain and suffering.
Injuries to the brain often come about by injuries to the head. Concussion is one type of injury which can result in headaches, dizziness and nausea. Permanent symptoms may occur but most cases have a full recovery. General damages before compensation can range from €21,800 for minor injuries and up to €74,000 for severe concussions.
Minor head injuries can receive general damages compensation of €34,700, up to €105,000 for severe injuries; where the head injury is severe, the potential general damages compensation can rise to €144,000.
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If you have received a brain injury or head injury, please contact one of our personal injury solicitors today.