Help with brain injury claims
Our highly specialised clinical negligence solicitors have in-depth experience in dealing with complex compensation claims for adults and children who have suffered brain injury.
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, our brain injury care guide contains a wealth of useful information on the help available.
What are the main types of brain injury claims?
Our lawyers deal with a broad range of clinical negligence cases on behalf of adults and children involving brain injury including birth injury and cerebral palsy claims, stroke cases and brain injuries acquired through aneurysms and brain tumours. The claims include injuries caused by negligently performed surgery, delays in diagnosis and errors in the medical management of conditions such as sepsis, meningitis and encephalitis. We also deal with cases where patients have had a fall in a care home or hospital and sustained a head injury.
To learn more about making a brain injury claim, watch this short video about a client’s story.
What compensation can you claim following a brain injury?
The type and amount of compensation that is claimed in a brain injury case will depend on the severity of the brain injury, and how it affects your life. Often, brain injuries cause both physical and psychological problems, and your compensation will take all of this into account.
We will look, in detail, at how your injury affects your day to day life and your claim may include compensation for the following:
- Care and assistance (from professional carers and support workers, or from friends and family)
- Loss of earnings (and any loss of pension)
- Private medical costs
- Aids and equipment (which might include specialist digital equipment or aids to help with washing and dressing)
- Adaptations to your house (from adapted bathrooms and kitchens to new rooms or entire buildings)
- Adapted vehicles or cars that can fit wheelchairs and other equipment
- Therapies (including; hydrotherapy, neuro-physiotherapy, speech and language).
In addition to the compensation that can be recovered at the conclusion of the clinical negligence claim, money can be requested during the course of the claim to fund rehabilitation.
The amount of compensation depends on:
- The seriousness of the brain injury
- The extent the financial loss
- The support required for the future.
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 doctors and therapists are required to properly assess the injuries for the purposes of the claim.
This kind of compensation claim is complex and requires a lawyer with specialist experience in the area of brain injuries and an understanding of the ongoing implications for people’s lives.
What will happen when I make brain injury claim?
After contacting Thomson Snell & Passmore we will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss whether there is a legal claim and what funding options are available. We usually act on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.
We will undertake a forensic investigation into what has happened, using your account of the events, and your medical records. Medical experts (often neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists and neuropsychiatrists) may be involved at an early stage to consider the treatment and management you received, and to advise us on the standards of care that should have been provided, and the outcome that would have been achieved with appropriate treatment. Following this initial investigation we can then advise you on the strength of your case, and give detailed advice on the next steps, which usually starts with preparing a formal letter of allegations to the relevant defendant.
How our clinical negligence lawyers can help with a brain injury compensation claim
We have one of the longest established and experienced Clinical Negligence teams in the country. Our clinical negligence solicitors have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation. The size of our Clinical Negligence team, and our breadth of our knowledge, means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation for a brain injury clinical negligence claim that is similar in nature to yours.
- Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term
- We will make sure your case is fully investigated
- We will focus on your individual requirements. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
- We will create a team of specialist independent medical experts and a barrister with expertise in dealing with cases similar to your case
- We will make things as easy as possible and guide you through each stage of the process
- We can help you find out why the treatment in hospital failed you and ensure that the same thing does not happen to somebody else.
Our team has long been recognised and highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.
We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and affiliated to Action against Medical Accidents.
A number of your team members have individual accreditations and recognition in the legal directories which you can view on their profiles.
Free initial consultation
Contact one of our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation. We will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.
Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your potential claim.
We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.