A head injury compensation claim can arise from a number of serious incidents. Most commonly a head injury claim for compensation would originate from a road traffic accident involving a motorcyclist or pedal cyclist who has been knocked from their vehicle, or a driver/passenger who has hit their head on the windscreen following a collision. However, accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and even medical negligence can all lead to victims claiming compensation for a head injury.
Irrespective of how you acquired your head injury, your first consideration should be for your health. A bang to the head can have potentially life threatening consequences or cause long term health issues when the brain or the spinal cord is damaged. No amount of head injury compensation can ever make up for a permanent disability that could have been prevented by timely medical intervention, so it is advised that you seek a professional medical examination – even when you believe that your injuries are minor – before considering making a head injury compensation claim.
Making a Head Injury Compensation Claim
Due to the many different head injuries that can be sustained in an accident, it is always best to speak with a solicitor prior to making a head injury compensation claim. If applying to the Injuries Board Ireland, a solicitor will advise you on the best way to complete the application form in order to receive a full award of head injury compensation and any special damages you may be entitled to. If your head injury is due to medical negligence, a solicitor can arrange for the most appropriate medical specialist to provide a detailed examination of your complaint and support his arguments for your head injury claim in court.
Children who have been involved in an accident in which they have sustained a head injury are also entitled to make a head injury compensation claim, but have to be represented by their parent or guardian as their “next friend”. Under the “Statute of Limitations”, children have two years from the date they reach the age of majority in which to make a claim for head injury compensation (adults only have two years from the “date of knowledge” of an injury), but if you or your child has received a head injury in an accident was not your fault, it is in your best interests not to leave it too long before seeking advice from a solicitor.
Free Head Injury Compensation Advice
Due to the potential for serious health issues, and the subsequent complexity of a head injury compensation claim, we have established a head injury compensation advice service which you are invited to call on 1800 911 940 if you would like free advice on making a head injury compensation claim. Our phones are manned by experienced personal injury claims solicitors who will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding your entitlement to claim head injury compensation, and who can provide you with helpful and practical advice.
Our lines are open seven days a week from 8.00am to 10.00pm, and we also operate a call back service if now is not a convenient time to speak with us. All calls to our head injury compensation advice service are completely confidential and you are under no obligation to proceed with a head injury claim for compensation once you have spoken to us.
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
Our solicitors have over 20 years experience of advising clients who have been injured in an accident due to somebody else´s negligence, and in that time have dealt with many head injury compensation claims. However, no two set of circumstances is ever identical, so we will listen carefully as you explain to us the circumstances surrounding your accident, what head injuries you sustained and how they were treated.
A claim for head injury compensation may also have to make allowances for ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation or therapy and possibly even long term care or compensation for future loss of earnings. Consequently, we will want to hear about the impact your head injury has made to your quality of life, and that of those around you.
Wherever possible we will make a preliminary assessment of your head injury compensation claim, advise you whether it is a claim which is worth your while to pursue, and how long it may take to resolve. In certain cases we may also be able give you an indication of how much head injury compensation you might expect to receive.
We would normally conclude our initial conversation by checking that we have satisfactorily answered all your questions about head injury compensation and provide a summary of what we have discussed. In that summary, we will make certain suggestions or recommendations, which you are under no obligation to act on, but may wish to consider.
Many of our clients have found our free head injury compensation advice service of vital assistance to them when making a head injury compensation claim, so if you would like to benefit from our many years of experience, call 1800 911 940 today, or leave your contact details in the call-back form at the foot of the page, and one of our helpful team will be in touch.