Road accident head injury claims
Head injuries are one of the most common types of injuries resulting from road accidents, especially in:
We can help you claim as a driver, passenger or pedestrian.
Common types of head injuries
A head injury is any kind of injury to your brain, skull or scalp. This can range from a mild bruise or bump or a catastrophic brain injury. Head injuries are classified into different categories depending on the intensity of the injury. Common head injuries include:
- Skull Fractures
- Scalp wounds
The consequences and medical treatments vary greatly, depending on what caused the injury and how severe it is. Head injuries can be either open or closed: Closed head injury is an injury that doesn’t break your skull and an open head injury is one where something breaks your skull and penetrates your brain.
Head injuries are complicated to evaluate. The amount of bleeding does not reflect the severity of the injury. It is always a good idea to seek medical attention when you experience a head injury.
Head injuries causes generally can be categorised into 2 main reasons. They can either be head injuries due to blows to the head or head injuries due to shaking. Head injuries caused by shaking are most common in babies and children, but they can occur in accidents that include violent shaking. Blunt force to the head is usually associated with:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Physical assault
- Sports-related accidents
How much am I entitled to?
When claiming compensation for a head or brain injury is detrimental that the injuries were a result of another party’s responsibility or negligence. When your injury compensation lawyer will consider many factors:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Equipment used for recovery
Once a discussion begins in regard to the cause and event details of your head injury, your lawyer will provide you with personal legal advice for free. Our dedicated lawyers will assess your case and advise you of the chance of success or the expected difficulties with your case. They will be able to have a better idea of what you can claim for and give you a ballpark figure, or you can use our online tool.
What if I Lose?
The law for head and brain injury compensation is specialised and requires an experienced personal injury lawyer. We can assist in finding the right lawyer for you working on the No Win No Fee arrangement. If you decide to go ahead with Unlucky to make a compensation claim and your case is unsuccessful, you will not need to pay for the work your lawyer has done. If your claim is successful, your legal fees may be paid by the other party involved.
Our specialised team at Unlucky accident claims have assisted many Australians to claim compensation from not-at-fault accidents.