Brain Injury Claims
Headway, the brain injury association, says someone is admitted to hospital in the UK with an acquired brain injury every 90 seconds.
The effects and severity of a brain injury can vary and symptoms may include cognitive difficulties, memory loss, poor concentration, permanent brain damage and physical disability.
Our team will help you and your family to make a claim for compensation to cover costs such as medical treatment, rehabilitation, changes in lifestyle, and the financial impact of a brain injury.
We work closely with experts who provide additional advice and support, including case managers who coordinate rehabilitation care; support workers who help patients and their families at home and in the community; disability architects who adapt an individual’s surroundings such as their home; occupational and other therapists who give expert guidance to help with an individual’s recovery, and job coaches to assist those who are able to return to work.
8 commonly asked questions about making a head injury compensation claim
Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury solicitors have extensive experience in securing compensation for people who have sustained a head injury
1. What is a head injury?
Head injuries vary widely, as do their severity. Some head injuries cause serious damage immediately, such as a fractured skull or a brain injury. Other head injuries, such as concussion, can appear temporary but may lead to memory loss, behaviour or mood changes, regular headaches and sleep problems - all of which can impact on a person’s ability to work and their quality of life.
2. What can cause a head injury?
Head injuries can occur as a result of accidents at work; slips, trips and falls; or road traffic accidents, such as Thompsons Solicitors’ client Richard, who suffered a bleed on his brain after he was thrown off his motorbike when a car pulled out in front of him.
Head injuries can also occur because of workplace assaults or an attack. Thompsons Solicitors has secured head injury compensation for clients injured in a variety of ways. Read how we supported a POA trade union member who suffered a fractured cheekbone after being assaulted by an inmate at a young offenders’ institute.
3. Can I make a head injury compensation claim?
If you have suffered a head injury in the last three years that you believe was caused by someone else, then you should contact a serious injury solicitor specialising in head injury compensation claims, such as Thompsons Solicitors’ experts. They can let you know if you have a valid case for compensation and talk you through the legal process.
To speak with our serious injury specialists, contact us on 0800 0 224 224, or fill out our personal injury compensation form online.
4. How much head injury compensation could I secure?
There is no set amount of compensation awarded to people who have suffered a head injury. The amount you receive is dependent on many things, including but not limited to the severity of your injury and how long it will take you to recover. After reviewing your case, Thompsons Solicitors should be able to give you an informed estimate of how much your head injury claim may be worth.
5. How can Thompsons Solicitors help me to make a head injury compensation claim?
Thompsons Solicitors has more than 90 years of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims, including complex cases where the consequences of an injury have been more serious than originally thought.
Our serious injury solicitors will instruct medical experts to assess how long your head injury and its related symptoms may last, as well as any long-term impact it may have on your lifestyle, including your capacity to work. Working closely with head injury experts, Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury lawyers can assess whether you need additional treatment, rehabilitation or other forms of support, and will work with those who provide those services to ensure you can access the care you need.
If your case is complex and likely to take longer to settle, we will work to secure an interim payment to cover the immediate costs of any urgent rehabilitation, treatment or home adaptions you need. We are proud to always work for the injured and never for employers or insurers, and will fight hard to ensure you get the full financial compensation you are entitled to.
6. Will Thompsons Solicitors tell me if my head injury compensation claim will be successful?
With decades of experience in personal injury cases, Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury lawyers will only progress a head injury compensation claim if they believe there is a reasonable chance of compensation being secured.
Thompsons Solicitors would usually advise you to start a head injury claim with a conditional fee agreement, otherwise known as ‘no win, no fee’. That way, if your head injury claim isn’t successful, you will not be charged for any legal work conducted during the case.
7. What do I have to pay if my ‘no win, no fee’ head injury compensation claim was successful?
The majority of the legal costs incurred during a successful compensation claim case are paid for by whoever was responsible for causing the injury. If your head injury claim is successful, you will pay a ‘success fee’ to Thompsons Solicitors, but this is capped at 25 per cent of the amount awarded - unlike many high-street firms, who will charge more.
If you’re a trade union member then you will likely be able to pursue a head injury claim free of charge within your union membership package. Thompsons Solicitors provides free support to many trade union members, who keep 100 per cent of the compensation awarded to them and who do not pay a success fee.
8. When can I make a head injury claim?
If you have had a head injury that you believe was someone else’s fault, you have three years from the date of the injury occurring to make a personal injury compensation claim. There are very few exceptions to that rule, so contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to investigate whether you can make a claim.
If you, or someone you know, has suffered a head injury, get in touch with Thompsons Solicitors to find out more about starting the personal injury compensation claims process. Contact our friendly team on 0800 0 224 224, or fill out a compensation form online.