Concussion Compensation Calculator
If you have suffered concussion after a blow to the head or a whiplash injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our concussion compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much you might expect to receive.
WHAT IS CONCUSSION?
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:
- Temporary loss of consciousness following the incident
- Dizziness or imbalance
- Vomiting or nausea following the incident
- A headache following the incident
- Periods of memory loss
- Impaired vision; including double vision or blurred vision
- Confusion and/or forgetfulness
- Feeling drowsy or sluggish
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Slowed reactions
Concussion in itself tends to be a fairly minor injury and recovery often doesn’t take more than a few weeks. However, concussion 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. Anyone who has suffered a blow to the head should be carefully monitored for some time afterwards and receive medical attention should any symptoms materialise.
RECOVERY FROM CONCUSSION
The amount of time it takes for an individual to recover depends on a number of variables. These include 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. However, for some people, symptoms and health implications can continue for some time and mean that resuming a normal life is impossible for a period of time.
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION CAN I CLAIM FOR CONCUSSION?
Because concussion 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 £1,000 – £2,000.
However, if recovery is not as straightforward, there may be long-lasting health implications. These might restrict the patient from carrying out their usual job, daily activities or results in a reduction in quality of life. In some cases, this might warrant a higher award.
A medical expert will assess all of the evidence to determine the severity of each individual case.
CONCUSSION COMPENSATION AMOUNTS
|Moderate||£6,000 – £20,000|
|Very Minor||£1,000 – £3,000|
Please note: the figures above are related to your injury only. If you wish to make a claim for loss of earnings or recover expenses, this figure will be calculated by your solicitor.
HOW DO I MAKE A CONCUSSION CLAIM?
If you believe you have cause to make a claim for concussion compensation, we would love to speak to you. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can help you secure the compensation you deserve. We usually work on a no-win, no-fee basis*.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
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*Please note – In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No Fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the doctor may charge a non-attendance fee.