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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
A concussion can be sustained in a wide variety of different ways. Usually, they are caused by a blow to the head. This might be caused by a road traffic accident, a knock to the head whilst participating in sport, a slip, trip or fall where the head hits an object or the floor, or as a result of a violent crime.

Whilst concussion in itself tends to be 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. 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, the 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.

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.

CONCUSSION COMPENSATION AMOUNTS:

Moderate£6,000 – £20,000
Minor£3,000– £6,000
Very Minor£1,000 – £3,000

HOW DO I MAKE A CONCUSSION CLAIM?

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 experienced personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping you gain the compensation you deserve. We usually work on a no-win, no-fee basis*

Make a claim now by calling 0800 342 3206 or

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* In limited circumstances, fees may be charged where your case is not successful and 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.

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