Manchester (PRWEB UK) 9 July 2012
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 hurt 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 nearly killed him.
Accidents which lead to severe hurt 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 hurt or death.
Although the details of Bret Michaels settlement were not released, it is likely the singer received a substantial amount of compensation to cover both small-term and long-term hurts.
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Chris Sutton, head of the personal injury department at JMW spoke about the companys personal injury compensation calculator stating, Our calculator is a fantastic way of getting an initial estimate of how much money you could receive for your injury.
We know one of the largest 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 theyre entitled to by highlighting estimates for specific injuries. So for a severe brain or head injury for example the victim could receive over