Concussion is a temporary loss of consciousness or mental function occurring following an injury or blow to the head; it is considered a mild traumatic brain injury. Symptoms of concussion include:
Whilst concussion in itself is usually a fairly minor injury and recovery often doesn’t take more than a few weeks, it could also be a sign of a much more serious brain injury, which could have a lasting negative impact on health and wellbeing. Sometimes symptoms do not develop for hours, days or even weeks after the incident, so anyone suffering a blow to the head should be carefully monitored for some time afterwards and receive medical attention should any symptoms materialise.
The amount of time that it takes for an individual depends on a number of variables, including the severity of the concussion, the patient’s age and general health, and their previous history of other concussions or head injuries. Most people suffering from a minor concussion can expect to recover within days or weeks, but for some people, the symptoms and health implications can continue for some time and mean that resuming normal life is impossible for a period of time.
As concussion, in itself, is considered a minor brain injury with no long-lasting negative effects, the compensation amount that you could expect to receive is likely to be in the region of approximately £1,000 – £2,000.
If recovery is not as straightforward and there are long-lasting health implications which restrict the patient from carrying out their usual job, daily activities or results in a reduction in quality of life, in some cases, there might be a higher award.
A medical expert will assess all of the evidence to determine the severity of each individual case.
|Moderate||£6,000 – £20,000|
|Very Minor||£1,000 – £3,000|
If you feel that you have cause to make a claim for concussion compensation as a result of a head injury, we would love to speak to you. Our team of experienced personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping our clients gain the compensation that they deserve on a no-win, no-fee basis*
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