One of the main functions of the skull is to protect the brain, and the presence of a skull fracture is a warning that there may be more serious consequences than just a broken bone. It is estimated that brain damage is five to ten times more frequent in accidents where the victim has fractured their skull. The potential for lifelong health issues can make a skull fracture injury compensation claim a very complex and difficult case.
One of the main complications that can arise in a skull fracture injury compensation claim is when the skull fracture is at the base of the skull, and the nerves which affect facial movements and the ability to taste and smell are damaged. These injuries are usually permanent and although not all skull fractures result in a brain injury, it is a factor that a solicitor has to take into consideration when compiling a skull fracture injury claim on behalf of a client.
A further consideration that can affect skull fracture injury compensation is the potential for meningitis or other infection when bacteria enter the brain through the skull fracture. Therefore, if you or a loved one has experienced a fractured skull in an accident where another party was negligent, it is advisable that you seek professional legal advice before making a skull fracture injury compensation claim.
Making a Skull Fracture Injury Compensation Claim
Almost all applications for skull fracture injury compensation are made to the Injuries Board Ireland, and although this body performs an excellent job in quickly assessing amounts of compensation for injuries, it often underestimates “special damages” in respect of ongoing care costs and the potential loss of earnings – factors which are certain to be relevant in a skull fracture injury compensation claim. Therefore, one of the many benefits of using a specialised personal injury claims solicitor when making a skull fracture injury claim is that they will advise you how to comprehensively complete an application form to ensure you receive an adequate amount of skull fracture injury compensation.
When making a claim for skull fracture injury compensation, you might also be faced with the situation where the negligent party denies their liability for your injuries, or claims you (or your loved one) contributed to the skull fracture injury by your own actions – for example, failing to wear a crash helmet on a motorbike. In these cases, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess your skull fracture injury claim and issue you with an authorisation to pursue your case through the court system – a process in which your solicitor will be able to represent you all the better if he has been involved with the skull fracture injury compensation claim from the very beginning.
Free Skull Fracture Injury Claims Advice
There are many circumstances in which people who have suffered a fractured skull in an accident for which they were not to blame could benefit from legal advice. We have established a free skull fracture injury claims advice service which enables you to speak directly with an experienced solicitor and discuss your case.
Advice may be required if you or a loved one has suffered a fractured skull in a workplace accident and wish to receive advice on suing your employer, or possibly you have already been approached by the negligent party´s insurance company with an offer of early settlement and want to ensure that it represents a fair amount of skull fracture injury compensation.
Our free skull fracture injury claims service can be contacted on 1800 911 940, and our lines are open seven days a week between 8.00am and 10.00pm. You may also wish to take advantage of our call-back service if you are unable to call us right away, and you can do this by leaving your contact details in the formon the left of the page.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have over twenty years of assisting clients with their claims for compensation, and have yet to find two identical sets of circumstances. We appreciate what a horrific trauma you or your loved one must have experienced and will listen courteously as you explain to us exactly how the accident which led to the fractured skull happened and what the consequences have meant to you.
You are welcome to ask as many questions as you wish throughout our conversation, as these help us to compile a preliminary assessment of whether you have a claim for fractured skull injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue. It also gives us an idea of how much special damages you will require in your fractured skull injury compensation claim.
We tend to conclude each initial conversation with a summary of what we have discussed and ensure that you have clearly understood the answers to your questions. We also provide you with a selection of options for your consideration which you are under no obligation to act upon or to proceed with a fractured skull injury compensation claim.
However, one decision that you might have to make quickly is to give our free skull fracture injury claims advice service a call on 1800 911 940. Personal injury claims for skull fracture injury compensation can only be made within two years of the date on which you or your loved one sustained the injury. To leave it any later than that would risk losing your entitlement to skull fracture injury compensation – something that might make your future life more difficult than it already is!