In the last few decades, personal injury law in the UK has undergone several changes. There are many reasons for these changes, including increased accidents and injuries. Still, they also stem from an increased awareness of the rights of those injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
Personal injury law in the UK aims to compensate those injured due to someone else’s actions or negligence. It covers a wide range of different circumstances, including car accidents and slip-and-fall incidents. It can also cover cases where you have been injured by dangerous products or defective products that have caused damage or injury.
How does personal injury compensation work?
The following is a breakdown of the compensation you can expect to receive according to personal injury law in the UK, depending on the severity of your brain damage.
● Major Brain Injury
Major brain injury (also known as traumatic brain injury, or TBI) is a serious medical condition that occurs when the head has been injured and the skull has been fractured or dislocated. Car accidents often cause major brain injuries, falls from high places, or sports injuries. The amount of compensation will depend on the severity of the injury, but it can start at £264,650 and go up to £379,100.
● Moderately Severe Brain Damage
Moderately severe brain damage is less severe than significant brain injury but demands extensive medical treatment. Compensation for moderately severe brain damage can start at £205,580 and go up to £264,650.
● Moderate Brain Damage
Moderate brain damage is a category of brain injury resulting from various injuries, including concussions and anoxia (lack of oxygen). The most common form of moderate brain damage is called diffuse axonal injury, which results in severe impairment of the ability to process information. You can expect to receive compensation between £40,410 and £205,580 if you have moderate brain damage. This amount covers medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
● Less Severe Brain Damage
If you have less severe brain damage, you may be able to work but with limitations on what jobs are available to you and how much time can be spent working each day/week/month. You may also experience problems with memory or concentration but not enough that it interferes with your ability to perform normal daily tasks or work-related tasks.
1. The severity of your injury (as determined by your doctor)
2. Your age at the time of your accident or injury
3. Your overall health at the time of your accident or injury
4. Your employment and financial status at the time of your accident
5. Any financial losses you suffered as a result of your accident or injury
● Minor Head or Brain Injury
Minor head or brain injuries can be traumatic, and getting the proper compensation is essential. The compensation amount depends on the injury’s severity and will usually be between £2,070 and £11,980.
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