Medical Brain and Head Injury Claims

Many associate brain injuries with a bang to the head, but brain injury can also occur as a result of medical errors.

An individual can suffer a brain injury if a medical professional has failed to diagnose a stroke or a haemorrhage, has made a mistake during surgery or a mistake involving anaesthetic. Trauma to the head can also happen as a result of a birth injury or if the medical professional has failed to prevent a subarachnoid haemorrhage.

The effects of a medical brain injury can be devastating for the patient and their family. That’s why we make it our priority to make sure our clients get the best support and care they need to help rebuild their life after a brain or head injury.

How can Thompsons help with a medical injury claim?

Rehabilitation is an important part of recovery and it is vital to gain the right help and advice quickly. Our team can help you access psychologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and support workers to get the ongoing care and support you require. We always ensure that any claim for medical brain injury claim for compensation includes provision for the funds needed to meet ant long-term needs of the injured person and their family.

If you have suffered a brain injury, call us on 0800 0 224 224 for free, no-obligation advice about making a medical brain injury claim. Alternatively, you can start your claim by completing our online claim form or requesting a callback – one of our lawyers will get back to you at a time that’s convenient for you.

“Thompsons were magnificent. They were very thorough at going into all our costs arising from what happened to me. And, of course, they had the same thoroughness at projecting my future needs and those costs.” Clare, our brain injury client

Frequently asked questions about making a medical brain claim

1. What is a medical brain injury?

A medical brain injury is when trauma to the brain is caused as a result of a medical error. A brain injury can occur when the care or treatment provided by the medical professional has fallen below an acceptable standard, resulting in an injury.

2. Who can make a medical brain injury claim? 

If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of a medical error, you are entitled to make a medical brain injury claim for compensation. In some situations, the dependent or close relative of the injured can make a claim on their behalf if the individual is unable to bring a compensation claim themselves.

3. How much compensation can I get from a medical brain injury claim?

Every medical brain injury claim is unique, which means the amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on the individual’s case. When reviewing your compensation amount, our lawyers will assess:

  • General damages for pain and suffering
  • Special damages for financial losses incurred, including loss of earnings and medical expenses
  • Damages for future losses, including rehabilitation and any adaptations to your home.

4. Can I secure an interim payment for a medical brain injury claim?

Yes. Where possible, we will apply for an interim payment to help provide financial support to you and your family while we settle your case. We will also secure an interim payment to help you cover the costs of specialist medical care, any disability equipment and transport needed. We can only deal with rehabilitation and an interim payment once breach and causation have been admitted.

5. Is there a time limit for making a medical brain injury claim?

There is a time limit of three years for making a medical brain injury claim. This means you have three years from the date of your injury, or when you were aware of your injury, to make a claim for compensation. There are limited exceptions to the rule. If you’re thinking about making a medical brain injury claim, we recommend getting in touch as soon as possible.

6. How much will it cost me to make a medical brain injury claim?

We believe that your financial situation shouldn’t prevent you from making a compensation claim. That’s why our lawyers provide free, no-obligation, legal advice on making a medical brain injury claim. If you decide to make a claim, there are different options available to fund it. One of them is our conditional fee agreement, also known as a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. This means that we won’t charge you for our time if your case is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful, we will charge you 20 per cent for the success fee together with a very competitive insurance premium. This is less than the 25 per cent charged by other law firms.

If you are a trade union member, your membership will cover you for legal fees and you will keep 100 per cent of the compensation we secure. Find out more about our funding options on our fees and payment page.

7. What happens when I make a medical brain injury claim?

Once our specialist lawyers have reviewed your case, we’ll support you throughout the claim process and help you get the information needed to win your claim. We will help you obtain medical evidence to be able to make a claim against the medical professional or healthcare provider, arrange for a medical assessment to be done and negotiate any rehabilitation you need and get you access to the best support from our affiliated charities and groups.

To start a medical brain injury claim, call our lawyers on 0800 0 224 224 for free legal advice, or start your claim by completing our online claim form. Our lawyers will get back to you to discuss your case.