What compensation can I seek if I’ve had a brain injury because of someone’s negligence?

There are several forms of compensation you can receive by obtaining a brain injury. As with any accident, hiring a lawyer as soon as possible is in your best interest in receiving the compensation you deserve. Like other accident cases, you and your lawyer will have to prove that the injury was a direct result of someone’s negligence or harmful behaviour.

The types of compensation benefits you might receive can include income replacement due to loss of wages, or non-earner benefits if you don’t have a job, or caregiver benefits, if you are the primary caregiver in your family. You will likely be eligible for medical service benefits, to cover the medical and paramedical services not covered by OHIP that arise from your brain injury.

There are other forms of benefits that you might also be entitled to receive, so contacting an injury lawyer is crucial to you receiving all the help you deserve. Similarly, if an immediate family member, such as a spouse or a child, has sustained catastrophic injuries, or died as a result of a brain injury, you may be able to fight to benefits on their behalf. If your loved one cannot fight for their own benefits, you should contact a lawyer and see what you can do for them. The lawyers at Clarke Law can help you with the brain injury you have sustained.

Question: What kind of accident might cause a brain injury?

Brain injuries can result for a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, sports, and incidents of crime. The accident might not seem serious at the time, but if you have hit your head, or even suffered a severe psychological trauma, you may have received a brain injury. Sometimes they are visible, such as a bump or a cut, and sometimes they are internal and invisible. Both can be considered serious, and require attention.

Question: What symptoms might arise from a brain injury?

Brain injury symptoms are divided into two categories: mild, and moderate to major. Mild symptoms include headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, mood alteration, sleep issues, concentration and memory concerns, blurred vision, and balance problems. These symptoms can be short-lived, but require attention nonetheless. Moderate to major brain injury symptoms include severe nausea and vomiting, convulsions or seizures, loss of vision or hearing, loss of coordination, increased headaches, and speech problems. These symptoms are often longer-term, and are especially disconcerting. Extreme forms of brain injuries can include comas or even death.

All symptoms are to be taken seriously, as sometimes they worsen over time. Something that seems mild may escalate into a more serious injury. Seeking medical attention is crucial for brain injuries; seeking the help of a lawyer can be equally important. Notifying Clarke Law of your or your loved one’s brain injury immediately will help them help you receive the most compensation possible. Brain injuries are a serious matter, and those at fault need to be held responsible, and you need to receive the compensation necessary for getting through such a difficult circumstance.

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