Expert cerebral palsy solicitors
Our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors are highly experienced in securing compensation for all kinds of birth injuries, including cerebral palsy. Many are members of the Law Society and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) specialist panels.
We know that this situation can put a lot of strain on families. Our experienced solicitors will treat you with kindness, compassion and empathy, supporting you through every step of the process while fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Cerebral palsy compensation amounts
Our solicitors have an excellent record of claiming significant awards of damages for our clients, including:
- £23 million for a 10-year-old boy with severe learning difficulties who required 24-hour care
- £14 million for a child with brain damage sustained at birth who required a full care package and adapted accommodation
- £12 million for a child with a low level of understanding who had to receive peg feeding.
These life-changing funds enable families to access occupational therapy and treatment from medical experts, pay for special education and home adaptations, and allow parents to step back from work to care for their child.
How is cerebral palsy compensation paid?
Lump sums can be obtained to fund accommodation and cover loss of future earnings, however payments for care are often made by way of periodical payments, which means a payment will be received each year during the claimant’s life. Periodical payments will be index linked, meaning the amount received will adjust as care costs change over time. Periodical payments provide the whole family with peace of mind, as they ensure that it is impossible to run out of money for care and case management.
Wherever possible, we will also try to secure interim financial support to help you care for your child while you await the outcome of your case.
Specialist support for you and your child
We understand that children with cerebral palsy need specialist support as early as possible in order to give them the best quality of life. That’s why we believe in doing more than simply securing compensation for our clients – we have close links with cerebral palsy support groups and can put you in touch with people who can help you and your child.