The term “concussion” is often used to describe any minor injury to the brain or head, but technically speaking, a concussion injury compensation claim is when you have suffered some temporary loss of brain function as the result of a blow to the head. Although the brain function may recover, permanent damage may have been caused by the accident and consequently, claiming compensation for concussion can be an extremely complex procedure.
Typical symptoms of concussion include a headache or neck pain similar to whiplash, due to the brain being violently ricocheted against the skull. You may also experience nausea, ringing in your ears, dizziness or tiredness. Although these symptoms may wear off after a couple of days, it is still best to seek professional medical advice when you have been concussed as more serious symptoms – such as seizures, lack of balance or amnesia – can develop weeks after the initial concussion injury.
Once you have had a medical examination, it is a good idea to speak with a solicitor and discover more about claiming compensation for concussion injuries. If another driver, your employer or a corporation responsible for maintaining safe footpaths for example, has demonstrated a lack of care which resulted in your injury, an experienced personal injury claims solicitor will advise you to make a concussion injury compensation claim.
Making a Concussion Injury Compensation Claim
Applications for your concussion injury claim should be sent to the Injuries Board Ireland with a copy of your medical records showing where and when you were examined for your concussion injuries. Applications should also have with them a copy of the corresponding “Accident Report” from either the Gardai or your employer where applicable, and should account for any out-of-pocket expenses you have incurred due to your concussion injury.
A solicitor will advise you on the best way to complete the application form to ensure that you receive a fair and adequate amount of concussion injury compensation, and that any impact on your quality of life (such as being unable to drive due to blurred vision) is accounted for. If you are still unsure about the process, a solicitor will be prepared to take over responsibility for completion and submission of the application form to the Injuries Board Ireland.
Free Concussion Injury Compensation Advice
If you would like to know more about how to claim concussion injury compensation, or are unsure if you are entitled to make a concussion injury compensation claim, you are invited to call 1800 911 940 and speak with one of our solicitors on our free concussion compensation advice service. Our service will enable you to discuss your claim for concussion injury compensation with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor and receive some helpful and practical advice.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What to Expect When You Call
When you call our free concussion injury compensation advice service, you will be speaking with a solicitor with over 20 years of personal injury claims experience. In that time, we have dealt with numerous concussion injury claims for compensation, however, no two instances are the same.
Therefore, we will listen carefully as you explain to us the circumstances surrounding your accident, what concussion injuries you sustained and how they were treated. To help us prepare our provisional assessment, we would also like to know of any ongoing costs or care requirements that are necessary.
With this information, we should be able to advise you whether you have a concussion injury compensation claim which it is worth your while to pursue, how long the process should take and an indication of how much concussion injury compensation we would anticipate you receive.
We normally close each initial conversation with a summary of what we have discussed, ensuring that we have answered all your questions and providing you with a list of options. You are not obliged to act on our suggestions, and no pressure will be put on you to do so.
Instead, we pride ourselves in providing a confidential and discrete free concussion injury compensation service which you are welcome to call between 8.00am and 10.00pm seven days a week. The number again is 1800 911 940, and if it is not a suitable time to speak with us right now, please leave your contact details in the call-back form below and one of our helpful team will be back in touch.