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Head and Brain Injury Compensation Claims

Head and brain injuries can have life-changing, often devastating effects. Both on the sufferer and their families.

If you’ve suffered ahead or brain injury, get in touch with us today. We help to claim the compensation needed to give people their independence back and pay for future care.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Research shows that on average 125,000 people each year suffer a head or brain injury, which require hospital admission. Head and brain injuries can take place in many ways:-

Am I Eligible to Make a Claim?

If another person or organisation is to blame for your head injury, you might be eligible to claim.

“Where do I start, wow Rebecca Freitas! What a professional you are! You have the patience of a saint.

3 years since my accident and finally resolved. Rebecca’s knowledge, determination and communication skills have been second to none. Thanks also to Harriet Staines also for your communications…”

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How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Head or Brain Injury?

Every head and brain injury is different. The amount you can claim for a head or brain injury will depend on;

  • The type and severity of the injury
  • Impaired mental capacity
  • The long-term prognosis
  • The level of future care

Our specialist brain injury lawyers will be able to value your claim. We work hard to secure the compensation you need to secure your future.

How Long Do Brain Injury Claims Take?

Most brain injury claims take at least three years to settle. Catastrophic brain injuries can take even longer.

This might seem like a long time. However, often takes at least this long to get a full understanding of how your injury will affect the rest of your life.

Settling too early could result in you not having enough money to pay for long term care.

That said, in some cases, we could secure early compensation payments. These ‘interim’ payments are available where the other side accepts liability early on. These payments help to pay for treatment and cover the costs of not being able to work.

Can I Make a No Win, No Fee Claim?

We handle most head and brain injury claims on a no win, no fee basis.

This means you don’t have any costs to pay up front and there’s no financial risk to you if your claim isn’t successful.

You might also have legal expenses cover as part of your home or car insurance. Also, if you’re a member of a trade union, you might have legal expenses as part of your membership.

“After my road traffic accident, I was told to get in touch with Ringrose law and speak to Kelly.

From the first conversation I had with Kelly she made me feel at ease and I knew I was in good hands. Kelly always explained everything to me with detail and if I was unsure on something she spent extra time explaining it.

Kelly often checked in with me to make sure I was well and kept me updated with how things was going.

I could not fault the excellent service I received from start to finish…”

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No Win, No Fee

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Why Choose Ringrose to Represent You?

Our head of personal injury, John Knight, has personal experience of dealing with brain injuries.

His son suffered a brain injury in 2014. He understands first hand how a brain injury affects not only the person but also their wider family.

As result, we have a valuable insight and unique perspective on helping people deal with and come to terms with brain injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury, we understand what you’re going through. We also know what to do to get you the compensation and support you need. Your future quality of life is at the heart of how we pursue your claim.

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    Frequently Asked Question

    Head and brain injury claims are usually subject to a three year time limit.

    There are , however, a few exceptions;

    • Lack of mental capacity – there are no time limits when claiming for someone who lacks mental capacity. If that person regains mental capacity, the normal time limit will apply. Mental capacity can come and go with head and brain injuries. As such, you should start your claim within three years if possible.
    • Child claims – you can claim on behalf of your child at any point up to their 18th birthday. After that, they have 3 years in which to make a claim themselves.
    • Accidents abroad – time limits vary and are often shorter than three years.
    • Criminal assault – subject to a two-year time limit.

    Time limits aside, it’s best to contact us as soon as possible. Starting your claim early means that;

    1. We can help you access the best possible treatment early on, and
    2. It’s easier to gather the evidence needed to make a successful case

    If a loved has died from a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to compensation.

    Contact us to find out more.

    There are a range of different types of head injuries you can claim for.

    Some are more serious than others;

    Concussion

    Concussions are usually caused as a result of an impact or blow to the head. They can happen any time, from a knock on the head from a trip,  road accidents or sporting injuries.

    Symptoms of concussion include;

    • Loss of consciousness
    • Ongoing headaches
    • Confusion and/or forgetfulness
    • Loss of memory
    • Dizziness and loss of balance
    • Slurring words
    • Problems with vision

    The above can also be symptoms of more serious conditions like a subdural Haematoma. So those who suffer concussion will need to go to hospital, and may need to be monitored.

    Subdural Haematoma

    This is a serious condition which can develop after a major head head injury.

    Blood pools between the surface of the brain and the skull. It symptoms are similar to those of a concussion.

    Open Head Injury

    Also referred to as a penetration head injury. These are serious injuries that penetrate the skull.

    Open head injuries can occur in several ways, including;

    • Falling objects
    • Road traffic accidents
    • Workplace accident. etc.

    Closed Head Injuries

    Also known as a diffuse axonal injury. Closed head injuries occur when the head suffers a violent jolt. In a car accident, for example.

    The brain moves back and forth inside the skull, breaking the connections between brain cells.

    Unfortunately, these can be a major cause of brain damage.

    It’s natural for families of those with serious head or brain injuries to worry about the cost of long-term care.

    Don’t worry.

    We factor all the costs of future and/or long term medical care, rehabilitation and support into the amount we claim.

    We will only settle if we’re confident the claim is enough to take care of the injured person for the rest of their life.

    We know that money will never repair the damage that a brain jury does to a persons life.

    That said, it can help to pay for;

    • The medical best care and rehabilitation
    • Any psychological therapy the injured person might need
    • Mobility and cognitive aids and assistive technologies
    • Modifications to your home and/or vehicles
    • Current and future loss of earnings, including wages, bonuses, commission and pension contributions
    • Any other expenses

    Compensation helps a person to better cope with their new circumstances and make their life as comfortable as possible.

    If;

    1. You’re not happy with how your current solicitor is handling your claim, or
    2. You think they have undervalued your claim

    Get in touch and we may be able to offer advice.

    John KnightSenior Director & Solicitor
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