Brain injuries can have a devastating impact on everyday life.  Even small knocks to the head can result in damage to the brain.  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 the advice from a brain injury solicitor who can demonstrate their expertise in this area, and who understand the importance of early assessment of a brain injury, rehabilitation and support.

Our approach

Our approach to brain injuries has been described as refreshingly different.

From day one, our focus is on the support and rehabilitation of our clients.  Right from the start, we establish with our clients their immediate needs and goals; which we will continually revisit based on changing circumstances and priority changes.  We do this to give our clients the best and quickest chance of recovering and rebuilding their lives.

By contacting relevant insurers involved, we will seek their agreement to fund early rehabilitation and provide interim payment to meet immediate financial and medical needs.  We will also introduce one of our Client Support Managers early in your case to provide a full assessment of your needs.  Limited funding may also be available to assist where needed before an interim payment is received.

{Not so} subtle brain injuries

Sometimes, a brain injury can be classified as a subtle or mild brain injury 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 suffer a mild brain injury will recover quickly.  For some, they will continue to suffer symptoms.  This experience can feel anything but mild or subtle.  It is important that your symptoms are monitored and that you are assessed by a specialist to help with a diagnosis and if applicable a recommended treatment plan.

Early treatment and support after a brain injury

As brain injury solicitors, we understand that compensation can give a lifeline to seriously injured clients and their 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, assistive technology, for example.

On discharge home, we can also make a considerable difference to you and your family’s quality of life.  We will continue to visit with you and your family and help with planning for life.  We will focus on the whole support and rehabilitation package.  This is a whole-person approach to mental, physical health and wellbeing, enabling individuals to achieve their full potential.

Can I claim compensation on the behalf of a loved one?

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 the behalf of the victim.

How long do I have to make a brain injury compensation claim?

You may be entitled to making 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 is extended if the injured person loses the capacity to make their own decisions.  In law, capacity is defined as the 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.

All enquiries are in complete confidence with no obligation. We will provide you with all of the options available to you, so you can make an informed decision in relation to your brain injury claim.

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.

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