Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a type of injury to the head that results in damage to the brain. This can be caused by a blow to the head, penetration of the skull, or sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury Claim?

A Traumatic Brain Injury Claim is a legal process by which an individual seeks compensation for damages incurred due to a TBI. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and other damages.

If you, or someone you love, has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of negligence or an accident that wasn't your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Depending on the severity of your brain injury, this kind of trauma can have a long-lasting impact on your health and wellbeing, as well as mean you take on the financial weight of treatment and care. It's important then that you seek the help and expertise of a traumatic brain injury solicitor, who can get you the compensation you are owed.

At Forbes Solicitors, we have experience with mild to severe traumatic brain injury claims and can get you the outcome you want on a no win no fee basis. Our team will assess your situation and see how we can help, offering bespoke advice and support where we can.

What is classed as a traumatic brain injury?

What is classed as a traumatic brain injury?

For an injury to the head to be classified as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the initial impact must affect normal function of the brain. This can be through a sudden and violent hit to the skull, as well as a breach that damages brain tissue. Some TBI's are mild, whilst others can be severe and lead to a coma or vegetative state.

In some cases, an individual's TBI may be so severe that they cannot act on their own behalf and may have to have their parent, guardian, or caregiver submit a claim. If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, contact Forbes Solicitors today and find out if you could make a personal injury compensation claim.

What are the different types of traumatic brain injury?

What are the different types of traumatic brain injury?

If you experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of negligence or an accident that wasn't your fault, then you may be able to make a claim. However, there are different types of TBI's that may affect the amount of compensation you receive, so it is important that you are aware of you or your loved one's diagnosis.

There are eight different categories of TBI, which are:

  • Concussion: this is a more minor type of head injury that can cause temporary loss of awareness, confusion, and even lead to unconsciousness.

  • Contusion: swelling caused by impact on the head, that can be severe if there is structural damage done to the brain's blood vessels. Brain Haemorrhages: this is a bleed that is triggered by an impact to the head, leading to bleeding in the surrounding brain tissue.

  • Intracranial Hematomas (ICH): these are blood clots that form in the brain due to a head injury, which can range from mild to life-threatening.

  • Coup-contrecoup Brain Injury: a bruising of the brain, usually located opposite to where the initial impact took place, this can lead to misdiagnosis and can have long-term effects on brain function.

  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: when the axons in the brain are torn as a result of a head injury. This can usually lead to severe trauma, and sometimes even place the individual in a coma.

  • Penetrating Brain Injury: this type of injury occurs when an object breaches the skull and brain tissue, causing severe trauma and even mortality.

  • Second Impact Syndrome: this is when an individual experiences an additional TBI before recovering from a primary brain injury.

Why should I make a claim for a traumatic brain injury?

Why should I make a claim for a traumatic brain injury?

It's important that you submit a claim for a TBI if you are eligible, as this type of head injury can have long-term effects and require complex medical treatment, which could later become a financial burden. Depending on the severity of your TBI, your recovery time will vary, meaning you have to take time off of work and/or may require help from medical specialists.

The costs of care you require may exceed your financial means which is why you should seek compensation if you are eligible. If you win your claim, we will calculate the compensation you will need to provide the support you may need.

Is there a time limit on making a traumatic brain injury compensation claim?

Is there a time limit on making a traumatic brain injury compensation claim?

When making a claim for a traumatic brain injury, there is a standard three year period of eligibility that begins from the date of the accident or the date you were first deemed to be aware that it could be the result of a previous incident. This time period can vary however, especially if the individual is a child or is mentally incapacitated. In cases like this, the parent or guardian can act on the individual's behalf and the time limit is often longer.

The best course of action however is to speak to a legal specialist about your claim as soon as possible, at Forbes Solicitors we'll be happy to evaluate your case and see if you can make a claim.

How much compensation will I receive?

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation you'll receive will be dependent on the severity of your traumatic brain injury, the effect it has had upon your life, as well as the treatment and medical care you will need access to.

As traumatic brain injuries can be very severe in some cases, the awards can vary substantially. At Forbes Solicitors, we will assess your case and provide an estimation based on previous compensation claims we have won for our clients.

Can claims be made on a no win no fee basis?

Can claims be made on a no win no fee basis?

When it comes to personal injury claims, where a person has been injured through no fault of their own, our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not be expected to pay any legal costs or fees in the event that your claim in unsuccessful. If you win we should be able to claim most, if not all of our costs from your opponent. If you believe you have grounds to make a traumatic brain injury compensation claim, why not get in touch today.

Why choose our traumatic brain injury claims solicitors?

Why choose our traumatic brain injury claims solicitors?

Our traumatic brain injury claim solicitors are experienced in helping you get the compensation you deserve, especially when you've been affected by an accident that wasn't your fault. TBI's can have long-lasting effects and require the highest quality medical care, which is why we're dedicated to getting you a significant pay-out.

Understanding that this may be a difficult time for you, we'll approach your case with the sensitivity and care it needs, as well as provide high quality legal services. Get in touch with our expert team to find out more.

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