Epilepsy is a condition that people can be born with or something that results from an injury.
You may have epilepsy as a result of receiving a blow to the head; a brain injury caused by medical malpractice; a stroke or a brain tumour.
Whatever the reason, if the cause of your condition was not your fault then it is reasonable to consider how much compensation for epilepsy. If third party blame can be proven then there is a strong possibility you will get the compensation you deserve.
Amounts of compensation for epilepsy
There exists a sliding scale of settlement fee amounts relating to the severity of your epilepsy. Factors affecting how much compensation for epilepsy include whether or not epileptic attacks can be controlled by medication; the effect this medication has on impacting quality of life and how long it is required.
If there is evidence of behavioural problems and a significant impact on social life then these elements will also influence how much compensation for epilepsy.
- Established Grand Mal (causes rigidity of muscles, unconsciousness, convulsions) – £71,850 to £107,250
- Established Petit Mal – (usually 15 seconds in length, fluttering eyelids, lip smacking, ‘staring into space’) £39,150 – £93,650
- If you experience one or two smaller episodes of an epileptic seizure but there is no reason to believe there will be more, then you can expect damage payments of approximately £7,600 to £18,750. Any impact on other aspects of life such as leisure and education activities will be considered too
Epilepsy compensation may also form part of other claims such as those concerned with brain injuries.
Call one of our specialist personal injury lawyers who will be more than happy to discuss your case in more detail. Our number is 0800 342 3206.