Head and brain injury claims

Going through a head or brain injury is a traumatic experience that could leave you or a loved one fighting for your life. It is potentially a life changing injury from which you need to recover before planning and thinking about the future.

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Types of head and brain injury

Head injuries can be caused in many different ways, such as road accidents; personal assault; a slip, trip or fall; an accident at work; or even medical negligence.

Trauma and impact of blows to the head can result in brain damage or head injuries of varying severity, including:

  • debilitating headaches
  • concussion
  • effects to balance
  • problems with vision
  • long-lasting or permanent disability, such as brain damage, cognitive and memory problems
  • changes to your personality

Headway has reported that around 1 million people a year in the UK attend A&E with head injuries. Approximately 130,000 of those will have injuries serious enough that they need admitting to hospital.

Yet many are unaware that they have the right to claim compensation if the injury was due to the negligence of someone else. Get in touch with our specialist advisers for a free chat to explore your options – it might be just the help you need. We offer a No Win No Fee service, so you won’t have worry about paying any upfront costs.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Why make a head or brain injury claim?

Your first priority is always going to be treatment and recovery, but with our support you can start to think about how you, or your loved one, will manage everyday needs going into the future.

The simple fact is if someone is responsible for the injury, you have the right to claim compensation. A head injury settlement amount can be extremely helpful in making life that bit easier. It can help pay for tests, medical costs and ongoing treatments, as well as any equipment or home alterations you need to aid your recovery and make life as comfortable as possible.

Find out more about making a claim.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our advisers have many years’ experience. They are friendly and compassionate and will listen to and understand your situation, before explaining your options to you and putting you in touch with a head and brain injury solicitor.

Our No Win No Fee service (also known as a conditional fee agreement) means there are no upfront costs and you are under no obligation to proceed until you are ready to do so.

How much will I receive for a head or brain injury compensation claim?

Every head and brain injury compensation claim is unique. While many people will make a full recovery, there are those that will be left with permanent disability, so it’s a complex process.

The severity of your injury is taken into account, together with the impact on your life and what your future needs are likely to be. As a general example, Judicial College Guidelines recommend awards from £1,940 to £11,200 for minor brain or head injury, whereas more severe brain damage can receive payments of over £130,000.

What is the time limit for making a head or brain injury claim?

Head or brain injury claims usually need to be made within three years of the date of an accident or incident. If your injury is from a physical assault you have two years from the date of the attack. 

However, there are a few exceptions to the rule. Children, for example, have three years from their 18th birthday to claim, and where a person is considered mentally incapable of making important decisions there is no limit.

First4Lawyers will be able to advise you on your individual circumstances, just get in touch using the call back option at the top of your screen.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Get in touch with us for a free, initial chat about your head or brain injury compensation claim. We are happy to give you advice and talk through your next options without any obligation on your part. Just start your claim online give us a call.

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