Brain injury compensation claims

At CFG Law we have over 30 years’ experience in dealing with many complex brain injury compensation claims.

Claiming compensation after a brain injury

CFG Law is not your average legal service, and we go above and beyond to help our clients during this emotional and difficult journey. We’re not just here to process your brain injury compensation claim, but also to provide vital help with everyday needs such as equipment, benefits advice, adaptations and access to treatment.

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 specialist 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.

What is the claims process?

If you or a family member has sustained a brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. If someone else is at fault for the accident that caused injury, the injured person may be entitled to compensation - even if they were partly to blame.

Our approach to brain injury claims

Our approach to the brain injury claims process has been described as refreshingly different.

From day one, we focus on support and rehabilitation for our clients. Right from the start, we will establish your immediate needs and goals, which we will revisit as they continue to evolve throughout your recovery. Our sole aim is to give you the best chance of recovering and rebuilding your life after a brain injury.

By contacting the relevant insurers, CFG Law will help fund early rehabilitation and provide interim payments for your immediate financial and medical needs. 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. Limited funding may also be available if you need it 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.

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The importance of early treatment and rehabilitation after a brain injury

Although brain injuries are common, diagnosing them can be complicated. Problems often arise during the first 24 to 48 hours after a head or brain injury, so it’s important to monitor anyone suspected of having a head injury for worsening symptoms.

If a brain injury goes untreated, it can have serious, long-term consequences. Anyone who experiences an impact to the head and develops any symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury should seek medical attention, even if the symptoms appear mild.

Research suggests that early rehabilitation is crucial to recovery. After a person has suffered a brain injury, it’s vital to have an in-depth individual plan to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.

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.

Brain Injury Claims - FAQ

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.

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 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.

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

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.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered 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.

Most common accidents leading to a brain injury

There are a number of accidents that can lead to traumatic brain injuries, and they vary by age and occupation. Here are some of the most common accidents:
Trips, slips and falls are the most frequent reasons for personal injury in the UK, and the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (47%). Unfortunately, some slips and falls can cause serious, life changing injuries - from broken bones to more serious head, brain or spinal injuries.
Sports and other recreational activities are particularly common amongst children and adolescents, making up around 21% of traumatic brain injuries in this age group. According to incident reports, water sports, cycling, baseball and basketball lead to the highest number of severe injuries.
According to a survey by BrainLine, 14% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by traffic collisions. Research suggests that the most severe injuries happen to pedestrians.
All employers have a duty of care to ensure that working environments are safe and appropriate for their employees. Unfortunately, accidents do still happen in the workplace. The most common injuries are caused by lifting, handling manual equipment, and faulty or dangerous machinery.
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Why choose CFG Law?

CFG Law’s main aim is to work together with people affected by injury to achieve the best possible outcome. This is something that runs throughout our business and every member of the CFG Law team. We’re a serious injury firm like no other. Helping with your serious injury claim is only part of our service – helping you get your life back on track is our primary goal.

We are a Legal 500 recommended firm with a team of 70+ serious injury solicitors, offering expert legal advice with a truly compassionate approach. Our team also includes support professionals who work closely with many charities and external organisations, including the NHS and the Police, to support families and survivors of serious injury. We offer a nationwide service, working with clients throughout England, Wales and beyond.  Wherever you are based, our team will come to your doorstep.

Experience

Expert legal representation with over 30 years’ experience and recommended by the Legal 500.

Proactive

A proactive approach to treatment, rehabilitation and support. Complementing NHS right from the start.

Wellbeing

A team approach helping those affected by working together.

Independent

Completely independent, acting in your best interests at all times.

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