Even when wearing a cycle helmet, a blow to the head can result in serious head injury.
Brain injuries may not be immediately apparent. This is why it’s important to seek medical advice immediately after sustaining a head injury in an accident – even if you ‘only’ bumped your head.
Relatively minor head injuries can have long-lasting repercussions – an inability to concentrate and memory problems are two possible consequences that can have a long-lasting effect on an injured cyclist’s personal and working life.
The effects of a serious head injury can be catastrophic. In some cases, the injured cyclist requires specialist support and 24-hour care. When considering a compensation claim, it’s important to assess the injured cyclist’s needs – and the needs of their family - and put in place a ‘care and case’ management regime. At Cycle Law Scotland, we believe it’s important to work with all parties to obtain private rehabilitation as early as possible, as well as assistance for the family and, if required, alternative housing.
Brain injury cases involve complex considerations. At Cycle Law Scotland, we will work with you and your family to provide the best possible legal advice and support. As part of this commitment, we will personally visit you at home so you and your family can discuss your case with us. We will work closely with first class medical specialists and our team of independent expert witnesses to ensure you receive the best possible outcome with any compensation claim.