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Head and brain injury claims

Claiming compensation after a head or brain injury may be the last thing on your mind. But making a claim can help you to access the support, treatment and rehabilitation to aid your recovery.
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How we can support you and your family after brain injury

We’re here to help you with your claim, making sure you and your family have everything you need to rebuild your life after brain injury. Throughout your whole case, we’ll always fight for your best possible outcome. As well as fighting your corner with your claim, we’ve also got a dedicated team of rehabilitation and support coordinators who work with your legal team. They’re here to plug any gaps in your care and provide wraparound support to you and your family.


Partners with Headway groups across the UK supporting people after brain injury


Dedicated rehabilitation & support coordinators to help you access the specialist help you need

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Our client stories

Empowering people to rebuild their lives

Pete was involved in a head on collision when he was on his way to work and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. We supported Pete and his family to make sure they had all the help and support they needed.

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Accredited brain injury specialists

We're accredited by the brain injury charity, Headway, as specialists in handing head and brain injury claims. All Headway solicitors have proven expertise in helping and supporting brain injured people and their families.


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How we can help you

We’re specialists in helping brain injured people and their families to achieve the best possible outcome. Our focus from day one is helping you to lead a fulfilled life by providing support and guidance throughout. 

Why choose us?

Caroline Trinder

Rehabilitation and Support Lead

Our rehabilitation and support coordinators

We have a dedicated team of rehabilitation and support coordinators, who all have a background in health and social care, with specific experience in helping families after brain injury.

  • Specialist support at the earliest stage, alongside your legal team
  • Plugging any gaps in the care you're receiving
  • Emergency fund to pay for initial care, aids and equipment
  • Collaborative working with your treating team to get you home safely
  • Psychological support and arranging counselling
  • Exploring grants and funding options available to you

Our Process

Guiding people through the legal process

Claiming compensation after a brain injury injury may seem like a complicated process. But our expert team are on hand to take you through every stage.

Free meeting without the need to go ahead with a claim
We’ll come to see you face to face wherever you feel comfortable to find out more about you and your family, what you’re worried about and how we can start helping you. We’ll also talk to you about how your case can be funded, so you’ll have peace of mind and reassurance that making a claim won’t cost you money, even if your claim isn’t successful. We don’t believe in taking money off injured people like some other firms, so there are no hidden charges
Introduce our Rehabilitation and Support Team
Once we understand what’s worrying you, our Rehabilitation and Support Team will be in touch to understand more about your needs and to help you access the urgent support you need. The team include health and social care professionals who can help to plug any gaps in your care. They’re on hand to help with discharge planning and making sure you have everything you need to go home safely. We’ve also got an emergency fund to help pay for any initial care, aids and equipment you might need.
Contact the other side to get the ball rolling
We’ll send a letter of claim to the defendant insurers—this is basically a letter telling them what’s happened and why we think they’re responsible. It’s important we make contact with the defendant insurers as soon as possible to make sure your claim can move forward without any delays. They’re allowed time to look into what’s happened and tell us if they admit they’re to blame, they think they’re partly to blame, or they deny blame all together. Sometimes, there’s no response at all. However, while they’re doing this, we’ll be working with them to try and get funding for private rehabilitation to help your recovery from the very beginning of the claim.
Asking for interim payments
You might be worried about the impact your injuries have had on you and money worries if you can’t work. While steps one to three are ongoing, we’ll also be asking the defendant insurers for interim payments. These are payments that you get as soon as possible before your case has settled that can help pay for any suggested treatment, help with any financial worries you might have about paying your rent or mortgages, or paying bills, and to put in place a full treating and care team, helping to make sure you achieve your best possible outcome.
Gathering evidence
Next, we’ll start gathering the evidence. This could be to help prove that the other person involved was to blame (known as liability) and medical evidence to show what injuries you have, that these injuries were caused by the incident and how they’ve affected your life (known as causation and quantum). Liability evidence could be CCTV or police reports, and medical evidence includes your hospital or GP records, as well as reports from medical experts who specialise in your injuries.
Getting you the rehabilitation you need
As we carry on gathering all the information to build your case, we’ll be working alongside professionals who are specialists in your injuries to look at how we can support you and get you the best recovery possible. We do this by organising the highest quality rehabilitation and treatment for your specific needs. We’ll keep working with the defendant insurers to get all this funded for you while your claim is still ongoing so that you don’t have to wait.
Working out how much your claim is worth
After gathering all the evidence, we’ll also calculate how much your claim should be worth. We’ll look at what losses you’ve had since your injuries including from not being able to work, as well as any losses you’ll experience in the future. We’ll also think about all the things you’ll need now and in time to come, including things like care packages, treatment, aids, equipment, changing your home so it works better for you, and any number of others things that might be important to you (for example getting back to a hobby you love or sourcing an adapted holiday home for you to enjoy time with your family).
Fighting for your best possible outcome
Throughout your whole case we’ll be negotiating with the defendants—whether it’s to get them to accept they’re to blame, agree to release some interim payments to help with your recovery or discussing how much compensation you should get. We’ll always fight for your best possible outcomes.
Lifelong support
Even after your case has settled, we’re still here for you. Our specialist Court of Protection team can help you if your family member can’t manage their own affairs anymore, or we can set up a Personal Injury Trust to make sure you can still claim the benefits you need. We’re also here to help with financial advice to make sure your compensation lasts you for the rest of your life.


Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get asked regularly. But if you have any other questions, please get in touch. We're here to help.

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When can I make a claim for brain injury compensation?

After a brain injury, it’s a good idea to speak to a specialist solicitor who has experience in supporting people after serious injury as soon as possible. This is so they can start helping you and your family straightaway.

There’s a strict time limit when making a claim. In most cases, you have 3 years from the date you had your injury. Sometimes you can have longer if the person whose been injured can’t make decision for themselves anymore. You also have more time if you’re under 18 years old. But the sooner you speak to a specialist, the sooner they can start building your case and help you to access all the support you need.

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

How much compensation you get will depend on how serious your brain injury is and how it affects your day to day life. Some brain injury cases can settle for millions of pounds if someone can’t go back to work or need lots of support and care.

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Can I claim on behalf of a loved one?

Yes, you can claim compensation on behalf of a loved one after a brain injury.

Sometimes, after a brain injury, someone may not be able to make decisions for themselves. When this happens, they can still make a claim, but this will be managed by a close family member or friend. This person is known as a litigation friend.

A litigation friend will also manage a case where the person who has been injured is under the age of 18 years old.

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What can compensation help fund?

The claims process can help fund the medical costs and expenses you might have to help with your brain 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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What can I claim for?

There are three main areas you can claim for, but there are lots of things that can come under these categories:

  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity, e.g. the brain or head injury itself and associated symptoms
  • Financial losses before your case settles, e.g. loss of earnings, medical expenses, support, case management, care costs to help you manage your day to day life
  • Future losses and expenses, e.g. loss of earnings, medical expenses, case management, future treatment and care, aids and equipment, accommodation costs, and any other future expenses you are likely to incur.

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