The injuries you have suffered may be the main part of your claim. Essentially, this is a claim for the pain and suffering that the injury has caused you, as well as recognition of the things it has stopped you from doing. Brain injuries can often result in permanent symptoms or impairment. Injury compensation awards can be high to reflect this.
Brain injuries, and severe ones in particular, will affect many parts of your life. This frequently leads to many other losses and expenses being incurred. If losses have resulted directly from the accident and your injuries, you can include them in your claim.
The most common losses include:
- Travel expenses
- Medical expenses and treatment costs
- Loss of earnings
- Care and assistance
Anticipated future losses can also be included in claims. For brain injuries which have caused severe mental or physical disability, these could reflect the costs of life-long care or the possibility that you may never be able to work again.
For more information on what you can claim, download our free Personal Injury Compensation Guide. You can also see examples of a Schedule of Loss in our free legal library.