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Whether temporary or permanent, neurological injuries can be life changing. Whether your work-related neurological injuries are due to an accident at work or due to exposure to toxic substances, you may be able to make a neurology negligence claim. The effects of a neurological injury can be different for each person and can result in loss of earnings, disability and being unable to enjoy regular activities. A neurological injury suffered at work can also cause a change in personality, reduce mobility, affect memory and render a person unable to work.
At Stephensons, our knowledgeable work accident solicitors are experts in neurological negligence and can assist you with neurology negligence claims. We will guide you through the whole compensation process, giving you the legal advice you need, so the best outcome can be achieved. Our personal injury lawyers are recommended in the prestigious Legal 500 directory, are considered experts in their field and have been accredited by the Law Society. We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Contact us today on 0161 696 6235 to discuss your case. When it comes to neurology claims, we believe in justice for all which is why we work on a no win no fee basis, this means if your case is not successful, you won’t have to pay a penny.
Neurology claims after an injury at work
According to the NHS, neurological conditions result from damage to the brain, spinal column and peripheral nerves.
Neurological injuries at work can be caused by:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Being struck by a falling object
- Exposure to neurotoxins such as chemicals, gasses, naturally occurring elements and synthetic compound
Many workers are exposed to such risks across a spectrum of industries. If you work with chemicals or other neurotoxic substances that may affect the brain or the nervous system, your employer has a duty to keep you as safe as possible, in order to avoid severe neurological injury. This includes:
- Ensuring employees are wearing the appropriate personal protection wear
- There is proper ventilation or closed production facilities to minimise exposure
- That leaks are avoided and dealt with in the appropriate manner, if they do happen
- The appropriate planning and training are putting into place
- Worker health surveillance – conducting regular medical checks to detect signs of neurotoxicant intoxication
Neurological injuries sustained at work can result in:
- Sickness and vomiting
While this is not a comprehensive list, if your employer has failed in their duty to keep you from harm, then then it may be possible to investigate neurology claims for compensation. Neurological negligence is extremely serious and if you are suffering as a result, it’s time you got the compensation that you deserve.
At Stephensons, we are experts in neurology claims and we will always aim to get the maximum amount of compensation for your situation. A compensation pay-out can make all the difference to you and your family’s quality of life. Depending on your case, we can also ask for an interim payment, so that treatments or home adjustments can be paid for. An early compensation payment can also help you out financially if you have had trouble making ends meet due to not being able to work. It is worth noting that interim payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.
We will take a number of factors into account when it comes to calculating your workplace neurological negligence compensation, which includes:
- The severity of your injury
- The treatment is needed
- Whether or not rehabilitation is needed (e.g. physio, mental health counselling etc)
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of enjoyment
- Out of pocket expenses
If you think you have a workplace neurological injuries claim, then contact our specialist work accident solicitors on 0161 696 6235.
Neurological negligence claims compensation FAQs
Neurological injuries can be complicated, and our expert solicitors have the experience, resources and knowledge to deal with complex work-related neurological injury cases. To talk to us about your situation call us on 0161 696 6235 as soon as possible. Neurological injuries at work claims come under personal injury law which means you only have three years from the date that your symptoms started and they were attributed to work, to bring your neurological claim. So, don’t delay. If you are looking for general information on neurological injuries at work compensation, then read our FAQs below:
Can I claim for a neurological injury at work?
If you have sustained a neurological injury at work, that was down to your employer’s negligence, then it may be possible to claim compensation.
Bringing a claim against your employer can be a daunting prospect, however, all employers will have insurance to cover this, and legally it cannot affect your job, which means you cannot be dismissed or unfairly treated for this reason. If you find you are having problems at work or believe you have been unfairly dismissed, then contact our expert employment lawyers today.
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What are the most common neurological injury symptoms?
When someone has suffered from a neurological injury, the main symptoms usually include nausea and a loss of balance and a sudden lack of co-ordination. If you suspect you have neurological injury symptoms, then you can undergo a head injury neurological assessment which will help to determine whether or not you have any damage to your brain. If your neurological injury came about as a result of workplace negligence, then you should get in touch with the neurology injury team at Stephensons, who can discuss neurology claims with you, and potentially start a claim on your behalf, depending on the extent of your injuries. At Stephensons, we are experts in neurology claims and always aim for the maximum possible sum of compensation, if an accident in an unsafe workplace was the cause of your neurological injury. Neurological injury symptoms can also manifest in other physical signs such as weakness, dizziness, vomiting, blindness, paralysis or worse. If you would like to pursue a neurological claim, please get in touch with our team today.
How long can neurology claims take?
We can’t say exactly how long you can expect to wait for your settlement until we know the full details of your case. Once we have discussed neurology claims with you and know exactly what happened to cause your neurological injury, then we can let you know how long we think you’ll have to wait until you receive your compensation award if your claim is successful. Get in touch today for more information about neurology claims.
How much compensation will I receive for neurological negligence?
The amount of neurological negligence compensation that you will receive will really depend on the extent of your neurological injury. A severe neurological injury, for example, will probably receive a bigger pay out than one that has had less of an impact on a person’s day to day life. Without knowing the neurological level of injury that you are personally suffering from, it can be hard to determine how much compensation you can expect to receive. With every neurological claim being different, we’d advise that you get in touch with a member of the Stephensons team, where you can discuss your case in more detail and have a more accurate idea about the size of your settlement. Our expert team of neurology injury solicitors will ensure you are awarded with the highest possible level of compensation that you deserve. Don’t suffer in silence.
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