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Brain and head injury compensation claims

Brain and head injuries can have a devastating impact on everyday life. Even small knocks to the head can result in damage to the brain.

A brain injury claim can be complex, and it’s vital that you instruct a specialist solicitor who has both the legal knowledge to help with compensation and the support network in place to provide the financial, physical and emotional help you need to get your lives back on track.

The brain is an intricate and incredible organ, but due to its complexity, injuries can be extremely serious. After a brain injury, it is crucial that you and your family seek advice from a specialist brain injury solicitors who understand the importance of early assessment, rehabilitation and support.

From day one we pull together with you and your family to provide the ongoing legal, financial, physical and emotional support you need to get your lives back on track.

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1.4 million people attend hospital each year in the UK after a head injury. Around 80% of head injuries are categorised as mild and the recovery time is fairly quick. However, in some circumstances, these injuries may result in a significant impact on the injured person’s life. Head injuries vary from person to person, but some of the more common injuries include:

Concussion

A concussion is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury and can cause both short and long-term problems. Often these injuries are not picked up on MRI or CT scans, which can lead to confusion over the diagnosis of a brain injury. 

Brain injury

All brain injuries are unique, and even small knocks to the head can result in damage to the brain. Brain injuries are classified by the severity of the injury, as either mild, moderate, or severe - but these categories don’t necessarily indicate the symptoms a person may experience and how well they will recover.

Minor head injury

In most cases, minor head injuries do not result in permanent damage and generally, people will make a full recovery within 3-4 months after the accident.  However, different people recover in different ways and some people may not recover as well or as quickly as expected. For those people, a mild head injury can be anything but a mild experience.

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Diagnosing brain injuries

Sometimes, a brain injury can be classified as ‘mild’ where no sign of damage can be detected on a scan, despite there being a head injury. CT scans will not always detect a brain injury and therefore these types of injuries can often be missed or misdiagnosed.

It is expected that the majority of those who sustain a mild brain injury will recover quickly. For some, they will continue to experience symptoms and this can feel anything but mild. It is important that you or your loved one’s symptoms are monitored and assessed by a specialist to help with a diagnosis and treatment plan if needed.

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Early treatment and support after a brain injury

As specialist brain injury solicitors, we understand that claiming compensation can give a lifeline to families. Statistics show that early access to rehabilitation and support will help achieve the best outcomes, having a direct impact on your recovery time, independence and quality of life.

Whilst you or your loved one are still in the hospital, we can meet with you to discuss how we can help and ensure you feel comfortable with your solicitor. We will work closely with the hospital to ensure all areas of treatment are covered. We work with the treating teams to see if there is anything we can help fund where there is no immediate provision available to help you, such as Neuropsychology, Neuro-physiotherapy, or assistive technology.

On discharge home, we can also make a considerable difference to you and your family’s quality of life. We will continue to visit and help with planning for life. We offer ongoing mental, physical health and wellbeing support, helping families to live fulfilled lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to claim compensation for a brain injury plus symbol minus symbol

If you, or a loved one, have sustained a head injury and you are seeking compensation, the first step is to speak to a specialist solicitor.

At CFG Law, we offer a FREE no obligation help and advice service. We will explain the legal aspect and benefits of pursuing a claim and the chance of success.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a loved one? plus symbol minus symbol

Yes. If, as a result of the brain injury, the person is not able to manage their own compensation claim, then a family member or friend may act on their behalf. In doing so, they take on the role of ‘Litigation Friend’ and will act on behalf of the victim.

How long do I have to make a brain injury claim? plus symbol minus symbol

You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for a brain injury if the injury happened within the last 3 years. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule - for children, the maximum time allowed is 3 years after they turn 18.

The time frame in which you are entitled to make a compensation claim for a brain injury is extended if the injured person loses the capacity to make their own decisions. In law, capacity is defined as having the ability to make decisions for yourself.

If a loved one sadly dies from the result of a brain injury, a family member or representative of their estate may make a compensation claim on their behalf up to 3 years from the date of their death.

What can compensation help fund? plus symbol minus symbol

The compensation claims process can help fund the costs and expenses incurred as a result of a head injury, including

  • Funding for ongoing care, support and rehabilitation
  • Private treatment and physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy and specialist equipment
  • Adaptations to your car or home
  • Loss of earnings and wages

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Brain injury compensation claims can vary quite drastically based on the severity of the injuries you have sustained. For instance, some cases are settled for millions of pounds, which provides for lifelong care and support, both for the injured person and their family.

What is the true value of claiming brain or head injury compensation?

The main concerns after an accident are your immediate needs and getting better over time. Picking a lawyer to make a claim should tick both these boxes, and a good solicitor will prioritise early treatment as well as after-care to help ensure the best possible recovery and emotional wellbeing. 

Making a claim for compensation can offer a vital lifeline for patients and families living with a brain injury. A compensation claim isn’t just about compensating you for the pain and suffering you have endured. A claim can also provide much needed financial assistance (particularly if you are unable to work), and help with funding for treatment, rehabilitation, aids and adaptations, equipment and more.

It’s important to choose a solicitor who has the expertise to handle complex brain and head injury claims, which may not mean your most local firm. A good solicitor will travel to meet you in the hospital or at home and listen to you and your family’s needs to create an early assessment and rehabilitation plan.

Download our simple guide to brain injury claims: the real value of claiming compensation

This eBook will take you through the benefits of making a claim, including what you can expect and what compensation can be claimed, as well as how a claim works and the cost of making one. There are also some useful questions to ask when deciding on a solicitor to represent you in claiming compensation. To download your copy, click on the button below

In the eBook we cover several aspects of the brain injury claims process

Contents include:

  • The benefits of making a compensation claim
  • What is included in a brain injury compensation claim
  • How a brain injury compensation claim works
  • Why working with the right solicitor is crucial
  • Questions to ask when choosing a brain injury solicitor

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What is the claims process?

Right from the start, we pull together with you and your family and get to know you. We find out what your most crucial needs and concerns are and work with you to put a plan in place to help you to start to get your life back on track. This can include the provision of emergency funding, help to access early treatment and rehabilitation, as well as providing support for the whole family.

We build a team around you and your family, choosing solicitors with specialist expertise in helping people with your specific injuries. A Client Support Manager will also work alongside your solicitor. They are highly experienced healthcare professionals who provide practical support and insight into your and your family’s needs. They work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure the best possible support for you and your family at all times. Our Client Support Managers will meet you at a very early stage to make sure we have a full understanding of your existing and future needs. 

Providing our comprehensive support services requires time and dedication. To ensure you receive the support you deserve, our solicitors work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal industry, ensuring they have the time to dedicate to getting to know you and your family, and making sure your needs are met. It also means they can work intensively and proactively on your claim, resulting in full compensation for your injuries and the best possible outcome for you, without unnecessary delay.

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Why choose CFG Law?

We take a different approach. We will listen and understand the needs of the injured person and their family. Our focus is on helping clients access early funding for treatment, support and comprehensive rehabilitation, as well as providing excellent legal advice and guidance every step of the way.

We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.

 

Who we are and why we’re different

CFG Law’s main aim is to work together with people affected by injury to achieve their best possible outcome. This is something that runs throughout our business and every member of the CFG Law team. Helping with your serious injury claim is only part of our service – helping you get your life back on track is our primary goal.

What we can do for you

We know recovering from a brain injury is not easy or straightforward, which is why we provide such a wide range of services to address every challenge you and your family will face. Our aim for each client is to help rebuild their lives, with the aid of early access to funding, medical care and rehabilitation, guidance and first-rate legal advice.

Our clients

At CFG Law, we believe that building strong relationships with our clients right from the start is absolutely vital. Trust is something that has to be earned - and becoming invested in what you and your family are going through is the best way to provide you with the service and support you need. To find out more, view our client stories or download our case study ebooks to see how we’ve helped people to get their lives back.

Our professional relationships

When it comes to serious injuries, we know there’s not one or two people involved on the road to recovery. As well as our expert solicitors and Client Support Managers, we work closely with a range of external organisations to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

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When your loved one has sustained from a brain injury, we want to provide all the help and support you need to get a better outcome so you and your family member can lead fulfilled lives.

At CFG Law, we take a different approach to brain injury claims. We pull together with you and your family to build a team to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.

As serious and catastrophic injury specialists we understand the financial pressures for families during this time, which is why our service is no win no fee.

Even if you’re not quite ready to start a claim, our experienced and friendly team are happy to speak to you about your loved one’s circumstances, free of charge and with no obligation.

To arrange a confidential chat with one of our brain injury specialists, simply fill out the form and one of our team will get in touch at a time that suits you.

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