An injury to the brain can result in significant impairment and cause permanent disability which, in the most severe cases, can result in the need for full time care and assistance. Such an injury impacts not only the injured person, but also their loved ones.
The amount of compensation for a brain injury depends on the extent of the damage and the way in which the injury affects your ability to work and perform day to day activities.
The main different types of brain injuries are as follows.
- Traumatic brain injury - results from direct impact or trauma to the head. This may be caused by an event as simple as a slip and fall in the supermarket, or at the other extreme, by a high-impact car accident. A traumatic brain injury is classified as mild, moderate or severe.
- Acquired brain injury - an injury that occurs at or since birth. While acquired brain injuries include traumatic brain injuries, the term more commonly refers to injuries which have been caused by events such as a stroke, tumour, infection or disease.
It is important that you seek early legal advice regarding your potential entitlements to compensation. A brain injury compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can help you by explaining how the law operates and what your potential entitlements may be.