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    When can you make a claim for an epilepsy accident injury?

    One of the greatest causes of epilepsy is that of a traumatic brain injury that could easily result from a serious road traffic accident or accident at work. Therefore, if you have been involved in a serious accident which has since resulted in an epilepsy diagnosis then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation against the negligent party. The only proof that needs to be established is that the accident was not your fault but the fault of another negligent party who is therefore responsible for your resulting injury. In cases where you have been misdiagnosed for an existing epilepsy condition then you may also be able to make a medical negligence claim against that party. In this instance, the only proof that needs to be upheld is that the medical professional fell below the reasonable standard of his profession owing to your subsequent injury. It is always advisable to consult a specialist personal injury solicitor in the first place as they are better able to direct you as to your claim.

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    What Is Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a condition affecting the brain causing an individual to take epileptic seizures which can vary in seriousness. It is one of the most common neurological conditions in the world affecting 600,000 people alone in the UK. There are a number of possible causes of this condition such as strokes, brain infections or even severe head injuries yet in over half of all those individuals diagnosed with epilepsy, the cause is still unknown. Therefore if you have epilepsy that you think may have been caused by an accident that was not your fault then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the negligent party for your suffering.

    Types of epilepsy accident claims include:

    • Grand Mal Seizures: This type of epileptic seizure is the most severe that an accident can cause and is also recognised as a tonic-closure seizure. As the seizure begins, an individual may lose consciousness momentarily and fall.
    • Petit Mal Seizures: This type of epileptic seizure is considered less severe and is recognised as an absence seizure. An individual may therefore suffer from staring spells or an absence of mind over short 15 second periods.

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    How much compensation is possible?

    There is no defined sum in respect of an epilepsy accident injury claim since each case is found on its own facts. The award of damages is dependent on the impact of the condition on an individual and their lifestyle. Those diagnosed with serious epilepsy conditions are unable to drive therefore this can be hugely detrimental to an individual’s livelihood. As such, those with serious epilepsy type conditions are likely to be awarded a higher offer of compensation than those with a lesser type condition. Damages in respect of an individual’s inability to work in certain jobs such as operating machinery or driving trains where there may be a risk of having a seizure will also be accounted for. Therefore, it is worth consulting with a specialist personal injury solicitor to discuss your injury and your claim since they will be able to offer you sound advice.

     

    How can I make a claim?

    You are able to make a claim as soon as you have full confirmation of your epilepsy diagnosis and details of the accident where you sustained your injury. You should make your claim by contacting a specialist personal injury solicitor who will advise you of your claim and how best to prove your case. Scot Accident Claims have a number of specialist personal injury solicitors that are always eager to help and advise clients.

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