Traumatic Brain Injuries Compensation
Traumatic brain injuries often occur as a result of a severe sports injury, fall or car accident.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is also known as an intercranial injury, which occurs when an external source injures the brain. TBI can result in physical, cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural symptoms and the outcome from such an injury can range from a complete recovery to permanent disability.
Treating traumatic brain injuries is difficult and may involve surgery, medications, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and counselling. Traumatic brain injuries can have a devastating impact on lifestyle and prevent a person’s ability to work.
Since car accidents are a major cause of brain injury, it is important to understand your rights to compensation following such an injury.
If you sustain an injury in a car accident, you are entitled to claim brain injury compensation under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act in NSW. This Act allows for an injured person to receive upfront payment of medical expenses and subsequently a claim can be made for pain and suffering, future medical treatment, past and future loss of income and care and assistance required because of the injury.
Since 1 October 2007, the Lifetime Care & Support Scheme was introduced in NSW to assist people who have sustained traumatic brain injury because of car accidents. The Lifetime Care & Support Scheme pays for all medical treatment, care and assistance needed following such an injury.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, please do not hesitate to contact us as follows for help with compensation: