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If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, our expert brain injury solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation on a no win no fee basis.

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If you or someone you love has suffered a brain or head injury, contact our expert brain injury solicitors and get your compensation claim underway today. We operate on a 'no win, no fee' basis, which means there is no financial risk to you throughout the entirety of your compensation claim.

Our expert team of brain and head injury solicitors specialise in helping victims of brain and head injuries claim the compensation they deserve. Contact us today on 0800 689 0973 or message us here.

We understand how devastating a brain or head injury can be; to the victim and their family. As such, we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation available at all times to ensure your best interests are looked after. A compensation claim covers so much more than the physical pain and suffering associated with this potentially life-changing affliction. It can also help families and victims get the emotional, physical and financial support they need to move past this injury and get back on the road to recovery.

Brain injury claims

Brain injuries can be devastatingly life-changing for both the victim and the family. A serious brain injury can affect a person's ability to work, may leave them permanently disabled and can also change their personality. Brain injuries are complex, and each individual's injury affects them in different ways, with some sustaining permanent damage, while others may go on to make a full recovery.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury that was not your fault, then contact our compassionate and experienced serious injury solicitors today for a free initial consultation. A member of our team will be able to ascertain if you have a claim and guide you along the process.

Head injury compensation

If you have suffered a head injury, whether in a private or public place, and you believe that it was through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the expert head injury solicitors at Forbes today and speak to a dedicated solicitor; ready to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

A head injury can be a devastating experience and harbour long-lasting negative effects, rendering victims unable to work and live their life the way they are used to.

Head injuries can also place extreme financial burdens on victims and their families, whether due to the extensive rehabilitation programs that are required or the expensive on-going care that is needed to ensure a better quality of life, given the circumstances. Here at Forbes, we understand how a head injury can change your life, especially when mental health problems can arise as a result, including cognitive and personality changes, as this can place extreme pressure and cause many difficulties for the victim and their family.

With all these factors in mind, our expert team of head injury solicitors fight fearlessly to get victims the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We do this to ensure that their quality of life and best interests are upheld. Compensation does so much more than provide assistance with pain and suffering, it allows individuals and their families to pursue the best course of action that will potentially improve their quality of life. Whether that is through counselling, modifications to the home, rehabilitation and if necessary, access the appropriate care those victims may need.

In addition, a compensation claim can help pay for any financial loss in cases where you have had to pay for treatment or have been unable to work due to your injuries.

Our expert team have helped a wide variety of people from all walks of life to claim compensation for their head injuries.

If you have suffered a head injury and you believe someone else is to blame, contact us as soon as possible. As with most personal injury claims, there is usually only a three-year time limit to make the claim. This time limit begins from either the date of the accident or from the date of knowledge of the circumstances that have given the reason for the claim. We recommend contacting a solicitor as soon as possible if you or a loved one has suffered a head injury that was not your fault. Start your head injury compensation claim today and call our expert solicitors on 0800 689 0973 for a FREE initial consultation.

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FAQs

What is a brain injury?
 
 

There are two types of brain injury:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Non-traumatic brain injury.

A traumatic brain injury is caused by trauma to the head. There are many possible causes, with the most common being falls from height, physical attacks, road traffic accidents and sports injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries are divided into three different categories, namely:

  • Closed head injuries
  • Open or penetrating head injuries
  • Crushing head injuries.

Non-traumatic head injuries can be sustained as a result of internal forces or when an illness affects the brain. Some of the common causes of non-traumatic brain injuries are:

  • Vascular problems, such as strokes
  • Haemorrhages
  • Aneurysms
  • Hypoxia
  • Tumours
  • Encephalitis
  • Hydrocephalus.

Sometimes, medical negligence can result in a brain injury. If you or a member of your family has suffered a brain injury due to medical negligence it may be possible to claim compensation against the health care institute the injury occurred in.

What are some of the symptoms of a brain injury?
 
 

The symptoms of a brain injury, whether traumatic or non-traumatic, can vary from person-to-person and depend on the severity of the injury itself, but some of the more common symptoms are:

  • Lack of balance
  • Blurred vision
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Changes in social behaviour
  • Speech problems.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the symptoms associated with a brain injury as there is a myriad of cognitive effects that can be caused by this type of injury.

If a victim's mental abilities are affected due to a brain injury, these are classed as cognitive effects. These cognitive effects may hinder a person's ability to learn, remember and think as they normally would, before they experienced the injury.

Cognitive effects may include:

  • Memory loss (amnesia)
  • Difficulties with problem-solving
  • Behavioural problems
  • Changes in personality
  • Language disabilities
  • Attention problems.
  • Problems with decision making and multi-tasking
  • Emotional problems such as:
    • Irritability
    • Anger issues
    • Frustration
    • Anxiety, depression and tearfulness.

Due to the vast number of devastating effects a brain injury can have on a victim, it is vital that they get the appropriate medical help they need to increase their chances of recovery. A compensation claim does so much more than help to ease the pain and suffering of a brain injury. It also allows victims and their families access to rehabilitation programmes and necessary on-going treatments.

How much is a head injury claim worth?
 
 

How much a claim is worth will depend on the severity of your injury, your future needs, loss of earnings and the amount of suffering it has caused. Our solicitors will be able to help you determine how much compensation you should seek. For a rough idea of how much a head injury claim is worth, take a look at our Personal Injury Calculator.

What is the brain injury claims process?
 
 

The first step in making a compensation claim for a head or brain injury with Forbes Solicitors is contacting us for free initial advice, where we will discuss the extent of your injuries or the injuries of your loved one and ascertain whether you have a viable claim for compensation.

If we feel you have a claim and the injuries sustained were within the three-year deadline, we will first seek to arrange for early compensation payments to help with the burden of any loss of finances, mounting medical bills or to help cover the costs of any treatments or rehabilitation programs you may need whilst we pursue your claim.

We will also offer you expert advice on any state benefits you could be entitled to, as well as advise on any financial planning, trusts, wills and power of attorney.

Will I have to go to court for a brain or head injury compensation claim?
 
 

No, not necessarily. Almost, 98% of all compensation claims settle out of court, so the chances of you having to step foot in a courtroom are extremely slim. If the case cannot be settled outside of court or if we believe that the offer of compensation from the party at fault for the head injury does not reflect the severity of your claim, we may have to pursue the case in court. In this case, we will support you every step of the way and will fight fearlessly for the compensation you deserve.

How much will it cost to pursue a brain injury claim?
 
 

We operate on a 'no-win, no fee' basis, which means there is no financial risk to you. Your best interests are at the heart of everything we do and the last thing we would want is for people to feel put off from making a compensation claim for fear of being put under financial strain. We will discuss the exact details of your claim, so you understand the costs involved when your claim is successful.

What do I do if I want to start a head or brain injury claim?
 
 

If you have suffered a head injury or are acting on someone else's behalf, contact our expert team of serious injury solicitors today. We specialise in head injury compensation claims and have won substantial amounts for victims who have had their lives turned upside down by serious injury.

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