Compensation is awarded based on the symptoms of your injury, and not the type of injury suffered. This means the values given are only estimates and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your case.

Whilst we do make an effort to keep the information on this website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, you should only treat this information as a guideline. We do not accept liability for any inaccurate or out-of-date information contained on this website at any given time.

A list of the most common brain injuries, head injuries and their claim worth can be found below.

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Minor head injury (£1,600 ~ £9,700)

You could be awarded between £1,600 and £9,700 as compensation for suffering minor head injuries in an accident.

Shallow skull fractures and concussions are examples of minor head injuries. Symptoms of minor head injuries include nausea, headaches, double vision, memory loss (amnesia) and more. The most likely causes of minor head injuries are road traffic accidents and work accidents.

Hair damage (£3,000 ~ £8,300)

You could be awarded between £3,000 and £8,300 as compensation for suffering damage to your hair in an accident.

Damage to your hair and hair loss can be caused by dermatitis, burn injuries and trauma head injuries. Compensation awarded for damage to your hair depends on the length of time it takes to regrow; if permanent baldness has been caused; if any psychological issues develop; how it affects your social and work life; and if surgery is required.

Loss of taste (£14,600 ~ £29,800)

You could be awarded between £14,600 and £29,800 as compensation for suffering loss of taste (ageusia) from a brain injury accident.

It is very rare to suffer a complete loss of taste (also known as ageusia). A brain injury would be the most likely cause for suffering loss of taste. It is also possible to lose your sense of taste from medical negligence during surgery performed on the mouth, nose, throat or ear. The loss of taste and smell are closely linked and will often occur together.

Loss of smell (£19,000 ~ £29,800)

You could be awarded between £19,000 and £29,800 as compensation for suffering loss of smell (anosmia) from a brain injury accident.

It is very rare to suffer a complete loss of smell (also known as anosmia). Anosmia can be caused by an impact injury to the head or brain. The loss of taste and smell are closely linked and will often occur together. You can be awarded towards the upper end of the compensation bracket for suffering a total loss of taste and smell.

Epilepsy (£1,600 ~ £114,100)

You could be awarded between £1,600 and £114,100 as compensation for developing or suffering epilepsy caused by a head injury accident.

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes a seizure fit. The two most common epileptic seizures are tonic-clonic seizures and absence seizures. A tonic-clonic seizure (also known as grand mal seizure) is when the sufferer is affected with uncontrolled jerking movement. An absence seizure (also known as petit mal seizure) causes the sufferer to lose consciousness yet remain awake. You can claim for epilepsy if it was caused by a trauma injury or after experiencing medical negligence.

Brain damage (£32,000 ~ £307,000)

You could be awarded between £32,000 and £307,000 as compensation for suffering brain damage from a head injury accident.

Brain damage is damage to your brain caused by physical head trauma or some form of medical negligence. There are a number of symptoms associated with brain damage including reduced life expectancy, paralysis, impairment of intellect, abnormal behaviour, a change of personality, memory loss (amnesia), loss of co-ordination, poor concentration, epilepsy and more.

Find out how we can help accident victims suffering from brain damage.

Can’t find your injury?

Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.

Claiming compensation for a head injury

Have you suffered a head or brain injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with head and brain injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.

If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.

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