After a brain injury, it is understandable that you will want to get your compensation claim over and done with as quickly as possible so that you can move on with your life. However, brain injury claims can be extremely complex, and all areas must be fully explored in any claim to make sure you and your family receive the full compensation you deserve.
Time needs to be taken to assess and treat your brain injury, look at the recovery you make and understand how this will affect you in the future. This means brain injury claims can often take time to achieve the best outcome for you.
Here is a summary of some of the things that will need to be explored in your claim, which explains why a brain injury claim may take a little longer than you think:
1) Investigate who is responsible for your accident
Sometimes this is clear from the start of the claim, but occasionally more in-depth investigations are needed to establish who is at fault for the accident.
2) Assessment of your needs
We work with specialists, including case managers and occupational therapists, to assess and identify any immediate needs you and your family may have. This can include any treatment you may benefit from, aids and equipment and care needs. At CFG Law, we also have Client Support Managers with expert clinical experience involved as part of your team, who can provide guidance and support to you and your family.
3) Rehabilitation, treatment and therapy
We know that rehabilitation, treatment and therapy can make all the difference in your brain injury recovery. As part of your claim, we will make sure that your treatment needs are put in place as early as possible. Lack of funding should not get in the way of treatment and support when you need it. This is why at CFG Law, we have an emergency fund to help plug any gaps in your support straight away. We will also work collaboratively with the defendants to secure early interim payments to fund any ongoing treatment.
4) Medical assessment of your injuries
After treatment, you will be reviewed by medical experts who will assess your injuries, treatment and progress and give their view on when you will recover and any support you may need for ongoing issues. We will help to put in place any recommendations to ensure you can achieve your best outcome.
5) Valuation of compensation
A claim for brain injury compensation can cover several components. To calculate how much your claim is worth, we need to gather further information about your losses with you and your family. The amount of compensation will be based on the pain and suffering you have sustained as a result of your brain injury, any past and future loss of earnings as a result of being unable to work, funding for specialist aids and equipment, any housing modifications you need now or in the future, bespoke rehabilitation and medical treatment and past and future care needs.
6) Settlement of your claim
After we have valued your claim, we will begin settlement negotiations with the defendants. These are usually discussions to agree how much your claim will settle for without going to court. If the defendants do not agree with what we think your claim is worth, we will prepare to take your claim to court. Most cases settle without the need to go to court.
At CFG Law, we are expert brain injury compensation solicitors. As specialist solicitors, we have the expertise you would expect in recovering compensation where someone else is at fault. What sets us apart, however, is all the extra support we provide that you would not expect from a firm of solicitors. As well as legal advice, we focus on providing financial physical and emotional support for you and your family.
Our solicitors work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal sector, ensuring they have the time to dedicate to working collaboratively with you and your family. This also means they can work intensively and proactively on your claim, resulting in full compensation for your injuries without unnecessary delays.