According to Headway, every 90 seconds someone is admitted to hospital in the UK with an acquired brain injury.

The effects of a brain injury can vary, but the impact can be life-changing for both the victim and their family. Symptoms may include memory loss, poor concentration, permanent brain damage or physical disability.

Thompsons’ serious injury team brings together the most dedicated specialist lawyers from every corner of the UK, offering expert help wherever you are.

Our specialist brain injury solicitors are committed to providing a client-focussed service to help brain injury survivors and their families in as many ways as possible. All of our specialist brain injury solicitors are active members of Headway and UKABIF and have close working links with charities and empathy groups.

We are proud to be part of the team that launched BrainNav, the National Brain Injury Service Directory; a national website featuring the full range of services for people with acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and healthcare providers. We have also received special recognition from Headway for our work delivering the Justice Project, helping brain injury survivors who come into contact with the criminal justice system access legal advice 24 hours a day.

We work closely with our clients, and maintain regular contact to ensure you get the advice, guidance and support you deserve.


Why Thompsons?

Brain injury is a highly specialised area. At Thompsons Solicitors, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through a claim.

We have secured compensation for thousands of brain injury victims and their families. Whether it’s helping you to come to terms with the changes to your lifestyle and the financial impact of a brain injury, or ensuring that you have access to the best medical care in order to regain your independence as quickly as possible, we can put you in contact with a network of experts and support you through a compensation claim.

With more experience of winning personal injury claims than any other firm, Thompsons uses that experience solely for people who have been injured, never insurance companies or employers.

We are experts in settling high-value compensation claims in the shortest possible time and, where possible, secure interim payments to cover immediate medical costs for the injuries you have suffered. We strive to secure compensation for any ongoing care, rehabilitation and future support you and your family may need.


Making a brain injury compensation claim


To make a successful claim for compensation, we need to prove that someone else was to blame for your accident and injuries.

Our serious injury solicitors have worked with clients who have suffered a brain injury as a result of accidents at work, road traffic accidents, clinical negligence, accidents in public places or assaults and attacks.

The stronger the evidence, which may include pictures, CCTV or dashcam footage of your accident or injuries, the stronger your claim will be.

Even if the evidence collected shows you were partly to blame for your accident, you may still have a valid claim if we can prove someone else was also at fault.

In the UK, there is a standard time limit of three years from the date of an accident for court proceedings to be issued. It is essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible so that a solicitor can thoroughly prepare your claim and, where appropriate, apply for interim payments to help ease the financial strain during your treatment if you are unable to work.

Some exceptions to the time limit do exist, and special rules apply for children or adults who lack legal capacity, but it is always best to take legal advice as soon as possible.

Rehabilitation is an important part of recovery from a brain injury, and it is vital to gain the right help and advice as soon as possible.

Our team can help you access psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and support workers to get the ongoing care and support you require.

For very serious injuries we work with five further types of specialists, who can provide expert advice and support.

  • Case managers – to plan and coordinate any rehabilitation, care and support a brain injury survivor may require
  • Support workers – to support patients and their families at home and in the community
  • Disability architects – to help adapt an individual’s surroundings, such as sourcing walking aids, and even a car or adapted, accessible home, to enable them to function as normally as possible
  • Job coaches – to help look at ways of enabling individuals to return to their current employment, or to provide training to allow them to work in new areas
  • Assistive technology experts – to access the latest digital (and other) technologies, to help achieve independence.

Our team will help individuals and their families to make a claim for compensation to cover the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, changes in lifestyle and the financial impact of a brain injury. We will also obtain expert medical reports on your injuries to support your claim if necessary.

After an injury, you may be entitled to claim for the loss of earnings to cover time off work, to support you if you are unable to return to work or have to take a drop in wages to carry out a less-physical role. We can also help you claim all travelling expenses incurred because of an accident, including those of close relatives visiting you in hospital. Keeping receipts will help support your claim.

Adapting your surroundings to allow you to function as normally as possible can be expensive and your claim for compensation can also cover the costs of any rehabilitation aids and equipment you may need, and even a car or an adapted, accessible home to meet your needs.

You may be entitled to state benefits. While these claims are made separately to your claim for compensation, Thompsons can provide advice, or you can contact your local Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) office.

We're here to help

If you or a loved one have suffered from a brain injury, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. Get in touch via our online enquiry form for free, no-obligation advice and to discuss your case.