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  • Overview

    Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain injury then please read our brain injury care guide. We have created this practical guide on what to do and where to seek help and guidance based on our specialist knowledge and client service.

    Compensation claims for acquired and traumatic brain injury (ABI and TBI)

    A brain injury can have a major long-term impact on the life of the sufferer and often on their friends and family. Ensuring the right amount of compensation is paid can give someone access to the support they need throughout their lives and ease the care load for loved ones.

    Compensation plays an important part in the recovery process since it can enable better treatment and more rehabilitation than would be available on the NHS. Rehabilitation may not reverse the effects of a brain injury but it can speed up and improve someone's recovery. It will also give the injured person the ability to find coping strategies that work for them to reduce the impact of ongoing symptoms, such as memory problems.

    What compensation can you claim following a brain injury?

    Additional to the compensation that can be recovered at the conclusion of the personal injury claim, money can be requested during the course of the claim to fund rehabilitation as well as:

    • Compensation can be due for physical or psychological damage or both
    • You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the things you need as a result of your brain injury
    • You can also claim compensation for financial loss. For example, for loss of earnings.
       

    The amount of compensation depends on:

    • The seriousness of the brain injury
    • The extent the financial loss
    • The support required for the future.
       

    To read a few examples of clients we have helped we have put together summary of our cases: Brain injury case summary.

    Getting specialist legal support for brain injury

    The symptoms of acquired brain injury are unique to each individual. They can include problems with memory, concentration, speech, mobility, and personality and behavioural changes. A range of specialist medics is needed to properly assess the injuries for the purposes of the claim.

    This kind of compensation claim is complex and requires a personal injury lawyer with specialist experience in the area of brain injuries and an understanding of the ongoing implications for people’s lives.

    How our personal injury lawyers can help with a brain injury compensation claims

    • Our team has many years experience and specialist knowledge pursuing claims for adults and children who have suffered brain injuries.
    • Our department and lawyers are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious independent guides to the legal profession "Chambers and Partners" and "The Legal 500", so you will always have an industry expert dealing with your case.
    • The breadth of experience in our personal injury team means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in similar circumstances to yours.
    • We actively support and are on the approved lawyer lists of Headway (the national charity for adults with brain injury) and the Child Brain Injury Trust.
    • We are approved UKABIF lawyers. Many of our lawyers are involved in KABIF (Kent Brain Injury Forum), a regional group of UKABIF.
    • We work in a supportive, considered and clear way, and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome to secure our clients’ long-term welfare.
    • We can help you with applications to the Court of Protection for appointing a deputy to manage the money of someone who has suffered brain injury or for setting up a personal injury trust.
       

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist personal injury lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your accident before giving you clear advice on the chance of you recovering compensation. If we think you have a claim we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

     

  • Related Client Stories

    How the consistency of a professional deputy can help someone with a brain injury

    P was 14 years old when, in 1998, he was involved in a road traffic accident. He made good progress in hospital as a result of intensive neurorehabilitation, but the cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences of his acquired brain injury were considerable. 

    Woman in minimally conscious state after trailer accident

    Our client, Miss G, suffered profound, life changing brain injuries after another driver’s trailer became detached from his car, colliding with her vehicle, leaving her in a minimally conscious state. Our personal injury lawyers have obtained a multimillion pound award to compensate her for her injuries and to pay for her on-going care.

    An inspiring story of a young woman living with a brain injury

    Jonathan Clement and Lorna Buckwell, personal injury lawyers specialising in cases involving brain injury, based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, have secured a six figure sum for a young woman who suffered brain damage after being struck by a car.

    Car mounts pavement causing pedestrian head injury

    Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £95,000 for a man who sustained head, spinal and soft tissue injuries when a car mounted the pavement, striking him.

    Brain injury & me

    This is the story, in his own words, of Mr A who was involved in a serious accident some years ago. On 15th July 2003 I was involved a road traffic accident that left me with a brain injury, lost, confused and unable to decipher what had happened to me.

    Brain injury suffered in road traffic accident

    Jonathan Clement, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £3.9 million for a young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident.

    Motorcyclist claims compensation after a brain injury

    James Cahan, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured over £130,000 for a motorcyclist who suffered multiple injuries (including brain damage) after a car turned across his path.

    Multiple injuries for railway worker struck by train at 60mph

    Jonathan Clement, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured a six figure settlement for a railway worker who suffered multiple injuries, including brain damage, when he was struck by a train when the rail lines were re-opened negligently.

    Car crosses motorcyclist’s path causing multiple injuries

    Jonathan Herbert, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £80,000 for a Claimant who suffered severe neurological and orthopaedic injuries after being thrown from his motorbike in a road traffic accident.

    Working with headway

    Thomson Snell & Passmore helps a client of Headway in West Kent following a road traffic accident - Barry.

    Employer’s Liability – work or play?

    Six figure compensation award for claimant injured at a work 'day out'

    Misdiagnosis of cardiac condition causes brain injury to 22 year old girl

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently acted for a girl in her late teens who suffered serious hypoxic brain injury as a result of cardiac arrest.

    Referee awarded compensation for brain injury sustained during rugby match

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who represented a client in an unusual case involving a rugby match.

    Kent man sustains brain injury in bizarre tractor accident

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who recently secured compensation of a six figured sum for a client from Sevenoaks, Kent for traumatic brain injuries sustained in a bizarre road traffic accident.

    Injuries caused by violent crime

    This claim demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team and their persistence to get the right award for a client injured in a vicious attack by masked raiders whilst working at his father's pet shop.

    Brain injury

    This case demonstrates the expertise of three members of our Personal Injury team who worked seamlessly together to properly investigate the extent of this client's injuries. Individuals who have suffered a brain injury will look uninjured to the untrained eye, but there is often more that cannot be ignored.

    Injuries caused by defective products

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who ensure that a client's prognosis is clear before advising them to settle their claim. The settlement recovered in this case included the cost of necessary ongoing treatment.

    Damages recorded for brain damaged child

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered over £5 million for a child who was severely brain damaged as a result of the mismanagement of her birth. This case illustrates that experience, thoroughness and perseverance are often the key to success.

  • Latest Updates

    Brain damage, the hidden cost of acute sepsis?

    According to the UK Sepsis Trust, there are about 150,000 cases of sepsis in the UK each year and 44,000 deaths. Another adverse outcome that is being identified in a growing number of our clinical negligence cases, involving long delays in the diagnosis of sepsis, is brain injury and cognitive deficits, causing lifelong symptoms that are sometimes subtle, but often much more profound.

    Survey indicates just how complex and subtle the consequences of head injury can be

    In a recent survey, eighty five percent of brain injury specialists did not fully appreciate that acceleration or deceleration forces – experienced for example when a car comes to a sudden stop - need last only one fifth of one second to trigger traumatic brain injury. This finding emerged from research conducted by Thomson Snell & Passmore’s leading personal injury team at their annual brain injury lecture.

    Frequently asked questions about the Rehabilitation Code

    We answer frequently asked questions regarding the Rehabilitation Code including it's purpose along with what the code states and how to code will help someone with a brain injury.

    Is your NHS complaint response worth the paper it is written on?

    Jessica Hanrahan, a Paralegal in our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team shares her views on the news that the NHS Complaints Service has been found it to be most inadequate following a review by the Health Service Ombudsman. 

    Making the best of your recovery is easier if you know who to contact for help

    By Dominique Parker, Associate in Personal Injury.

    Neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury: Past, Present & Future

    It has been reported that the number of people suffering from brain injuries related long term neuropsychiatric problems, following an accident, is increasing. Recent technological and scientific advances in brain injury science and the patient pathways means more people are surviving more serious brain injuries according to leading Neuropsychiatrist, Dr Niruj Agrawal.

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Dominique has been very supportive - and patient - throughout the process. I have often found it difficult, and because of stress and other circumstances in my life I have often taken a long time to face up to the situation and complete things that need to be done

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Dominique was friendly, informative and excellent to deal with. I have recommended Thomson Snell & Passmore to others of every department. My experience with the company has been seamless.”

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Tom was really helpful he explained very clearly and what would happen. Thank you.”

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Thank you for providing an excellent service, which due to you was stress free for me!  I am more than happy with the amount and am now, more importantly, able to move on putting this behind me.

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Chambers UK 2015

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Chambers UK 2015

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The Legal 500 2014

The team helped to build my confidence by keeping me up to date on any progress while reminding me of appointments with regular calls and e-mails. I can highly recommend their services to anybody who is unfortunately in my situation. Thanks James Cahan and his team of experts.”

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Throughout the process, your firm has treated me with unfailing tact and courtesy.  I have been conscious of, as well as the firm’s efficiency, a considerable sensitivity in the way a potentially painful legal issue was dealt with.

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We are very grateful to you for your hard work, your sensitivity in dealing with some frequently painful material, and the consistent lucidity with which you have kept us informed of the different stages of the claim

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Chambers UK 2014

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The Legal 500 2013

As a family we have no experience of dealing with such issues, so James’ considered approach, advice and guidance were invaluable to us. Invariably highly professional but also approachable and with clear explanations, he has inspired total confidence throughout the past 17 months.

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I am very proud with the service I have received through James Cahan. I can say that Thomson Snell & Passmore is the best organisation.               

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I would like to take this opportunity of offering my most sincere thanks to you and your Team for handling my Personal Injury Claim. The outcome was very satisfactory and way beyond my expectations which I can only attribute to your expertise and knowledge in these matters. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your practice partners.

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Many thanks for all your support and hard work through a torrid 2 ½ years. We both appreciate it could have ended very differently without your dedication and attention to detail.”

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You have been very good thank you. Always prompt to respond to queries and have explained everything thoroughly.”

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I thank you so much for your excellent service and will recommend you strongly to anyone needing help.

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I feel that TS&P and your team have been extremely good and I could not have wished for anything more.

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The sensitivity and dedication has assisted and assured me greatly in my recovery…there has been an emotional benefit that you and the team have provided by all of your actions. Thank you and the team for winning this case and securing a victory which, to me, is more than just about financial compensation.

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Thank you so much for the huge amount of effort and work put in by all concerned with this case. You were a very kind man and handled the case sympathetically and with integrity

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Couldn’t have wished for a nicer person. What more can I say other than a BIG thank you.

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I feel that TS&P do take time to understand me personally. I am not just a folder, I am a person

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Dominique has been very supportive - and patient - throughout the process. I have often found it difficult, and because of stress and other circumstances in my life I have often taken a long time to face up to the situation and complete things that need to be done.

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Overall a very good and responsive service - I wasn't anticipating this. The process of claiming under this area of law is more complicated than I thought it would be but it was translated very efficiently to me.

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Thank you so much for the professional way you have dealt with the case, your kindness is very much appreciated.

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I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

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