Our brain injury solicitors recognise the difficult circumstances surrounding acquired brain and head injury claims. Whether caused by medical negligence, metabolic disorders, strokes, or infection, we can assist you and your family in seeking the rightful compensation you deserve & require to help you adjust to your ongoing medical circumstances.
Our expert clinical negligence solicitors act on behalf of people seeking damages for brain injury caused by hypoxia (reduced oxygen levels) during birth or surgery procedures. We can also confidently act on behalf of those suffering from a brain injury because of severe whiplash or other accidents affecting the head and brain.
We will help you understand how likely your claim is to be successful and our brain injury specialists are happy to work alongside you to completely figure out how best we can help you and your family.
Causes of Brain Injury
An acquired brain injury can be caused by degenerative and metabolic disorders, strokes, tumours, or infection. Even though the origins are so diverse, all forms of brain injury can have a massive impact on your life. Movement, balance, speech, memory, attention span, and personality can all be impaired permanently, all as a result of one incident.
Adjusting to your new limitations can be extremely difficult and put a strain on your relationships as well as your work life. A brain injury is exceptionally serious, and so it is important to get the support you need through speaking to a dedicated specialist negligence lawyer.. With a combination of legal and medical services, you will be able to get your life back on track.
Recognising symptoms and effects of brain injury
Injury to the brain can have a very wide range of effects. We use our brains in just about everything we do. If you have had a brain injury, you may have physical problems. You may have cognitive problems (thinking, remembering, speaking etc). These are common symptoms of brain injury:
- Blurry vision
- Confusion and disorientation
- Changes in emotions or sleep patterns
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Nausea and vomiting
- Inability to remember the cause of the injury or events that occurred immediately before or up to 24 hours after the event
- Ringing in the ears
- Trouble speaking coherently
The Impact of Severe Brain Injuries
A brain injury can impact an individual’s day to day life. Regardless of how the injury was sustained, a head injury accident will affect both your professional and personal life, often causing a loss of earnings or loss of vital functions such as memory, hearing or sight – so our brain injury solicitors and legal support teams consider these different matters when agreeing to reach a settlement between the concerned parties.
Our injuries team will assist you in relieving the financial pressures which you continue to be responsible for by requesting early interim payments as soon as possible – so you and your family will have one less concern to deal with.
Our solicitors assist in helping you understand the severity of your brain injury with the help of our expert network of medical professionals – who can provide a further opinion to your diagnosis. This will not only help your medical circumstances going forward but will provide us with a better understanding as to how to pursue your claim.
Brain and head injury compensation amounts
The amount of money that can be claimed in these cases varies greatly depending on the nature and circumstances of how the injury occurred and the effects it has had on the victims environment. Our solicitors are experienced and comfortable in handling multi-million pound claims, so you can be sure you are in good hands.
How our clinical negligence specialists can help you
- Free initial consultation. This will often be with your family members when you are very ill indeed – perhaps on intensive care. It is a worrying time for them. We have a very caring team and we are widely networked, so we can point your family in the right direction when they are looking to discharge you from hospital.
- We can provide a home or hospital visit.
- We will not rush you. We will take you as you are and we will take you through the litigation process with compassion and in a professional manner.
- We can put you or your family in touch with specialist charities, therapists, education services and medical practitioners.
- We have a large database of medical experts who prepare medical reports for us. We have an incredibly useful network of contacts who can advise you on treatment and equipment.
- We can arrange funding for the legal costs of your claim. We can offer a no win/no fee agreement if necessary.
- When liability has been admitted in your case, we will seek to obtain an interim payment for you (an up front part payment of compensation). We will try to get to this point as fast as possible, as we know how crucial it is.
- We are recognised as successful lawyers. We win our cases, even when the odds appear stacked against us.
- We use specialist barristers, who are tough on our opponents but kind to our clients.
- We are used to acting on multi-million pound claims. They do not scare us.
- We have extensive experience in dealing with catastrophic injury cases. We do not just do brain injury cases. We act for clients with spinal cord injury, amputees, serious orthopaedic injuries and all sorts of medical and surgical negligence. We can represent you with your particular and individual needs and problems.
- We can offer you every service you need from a solicitor. Once you have compensation awarded, we are able to deal with any Court of Protection matters if necessary, such as applying to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy, if you are unable to manage your own affairs. We can supply employment law advice if you are intending to recruit a professional carer or support worker or indeed if you are returning to work. We can advise you or your family on a Will. We can and do purchase accommodation on your behalf and adapt it to reflect your needs.
- We believe that we are a safe pair of hands and we are here to help.