Poison Frontman Bret Michaels Wins Compensation after Brain Injury Case

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Personal injury solicitors JMW react to the news of an agreed financial compensation settlement for Bret Michaels after receiving injuries to his head during the Tony Awards and offer a quick way to find out how much a claim could be worth.

Legendary rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels has recently agreed to financial compensation settlement with the organisers of the Tony Awards. In 2009, the Poison lead singer made a personal injury claim after he was hit on the head by a set piece, and reportedly suffered injuries which contributed to a brain haemorrhage, nearly killing him according to The Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/bret-michaels-tonys-lawsu_n_1517336.html.

The cash payout also covers Michaels’ claims against US television network CBS Broadcasting, which aired the show and accident. Michaels claimed he suffered long term psychological and emotional damage after the clip became a viral video online, watched by tens of millions of people worldwide.

The injury left Michaels with a broken nose, bruised lip and bleeding around the brain and he was hospitalised as a result. The doctors later found he had a brain haemorrhage after a warning stroke which the musician says almost killed him.

Accidents which lead to severe damage to the head and brain can have severe long term consequences. Every year an estimated one million people in the UK end up in hospital as a result of a head or brain injury with the effects ranging from discomfort to hospitalisation or even permanent brain damage or death.

Although the details of Bret Michael’s settlement were not released, it is likely the singer received a substantial amount of compensation to cover both short-term and long-term damages.

Personal injury solicitors JMW offers a quick way of estimating how much a personal injury claim could be worth.

Chris Sutton, head of the personal injury department at JMW spoke about the company’s personal injury compensation calculator stating, “Our calculator is a great way of getting an initial estimate of how much money you could receive for your injury.

“We know one of the biggest concerns before even thinking about making a personal injury claim is whether the time and potential stress of a court case will be worth it.

“The calculator aims to give our clients a better understanding of the compensation they’re entitled to by highlighting estimates for specific injuries. So for a severe brain or head injury for example the victim could receive over £250,000.”

The compensation which is offered to victims of a personal injury is intended to cover any financial difficulty caused by the accident. This can include medical fees, loss of income and transport. Further financial compensation is also often paid out to compensate for the long-term health effects including psychological damages and depression which often occurs after a serious injury.

Try the compensation calculator at http://www.jmw.co.uk/services-for-you/personal-injury/compensation-calculator/ to find out how much your claim could be worth or contact JMW directly on 0800 054 6570.

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