WHAT IS HEAD AND BRAIN INJURIES?
Head injuries are among the most common causes of adult injury and death. The injury may be as mild as a scrape, bruise, or cut on the head, or may be moderate to severe in nature as a result of concussion, deep cut or open wound, broken skull bones, or internal bleeding and brain damage.
A head injury is a general term that describes a wide variety of injuries occurring in the head to the scalp. Depending on the severity of the head trauma, head injuries are often generally referred to as brain injury, or traumatic brain injury.
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION DO YOU GET FOR A HEAD INJURY?
The amount of compensation you receive for head or brain injury will depend on:
- The seriousness of your injury
- How it has affected your life
- How much income you have lost or will lose in the future (lost earnings)
- What care and support you need.