Brain Injury Claims
Brain Injury Claim
Have you been involved in a serious injury resulting in a brain injury that wasn’t your fault?
A brain injury can be devasting for you or a loved one, particularly if the accident was not your fault and at the hands of someone else.
Lives can be turned upside down and change forever and you will need a specialist brain injury solicitor to recover a significant amount of compensation to provide your long-term care and support.
If you have been seriously injured which has resulted in a brain injury or within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then contact us at DIYPI personal injury, we will instruct a the very best brain injury solicitor.
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Making a brain injury claim
Head injuries can have a huge impact on the quality of life for the sufferer and their families who will have to work hard to look after and find care for their family member.
This can be a shocking experience, of which you don’t have to go through alone. Our specially trained medical lawyers will be on the case to try to achieve maximum compensation for the injuries.
The money can be used to cover any financial losses in earnings or medical or administrative costs incurred as a result of the paraplegia and try to get life somewhat back on track.
What are the Different Types of brain injuries?
Acquired brain injury is an injury caused to the brain since birth this can be caused by an accident at birth due to a clinical mistake.
Traumatic brain injury is a when a sudden, external, physical assault damages the brain. It is one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults.
Brain injuries may happen in one of two ways:
- Closed brain injury: When there is a non penetrating injury to the brain with no break in the skull, these are usually caused by car accidents.
- Penetrating brain injury: When there is a break in the skull and pierces the brain.
Did you know?
According to Headway in the UK around one million people visit A&E each year following a head injury..
There are an estimated 1.3 million people in the UK living with the effects of a brain injury.
How long after head injury can symptoms occur?
Head injury and concussion
You should seek medical help if any of the below symptoms occur:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Problems with speech
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
- No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented
- Sleeping more than usual
- Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
- Persistent headache or headache that worsens
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
Physical effects of a brain injury
Head Injuries can vary massively in severity, and will affect individuals differently. The part of the brain which has been injured will mostly dictate the effect it has on the individual. Some of the Common effects are:
- Cognitive Function – Cognitive functions refer to the brain’s mental capacity regarding memory loss and problem solving, multi-tasking and organising, these all effect a person’s ability to function in everyday life.
- Motor Function – Refers to the ability to control movement of body parts and coordination and dexterity. Damage to motor function can leave people heavily reliant on others.
- Emotional Function – Behavioural changes can be a consequence of damage to the brain causing mood swings, depression, apathy and a lack of awareness.
Be it a road traffic accident, an accident in your workplace or an accident which befalls you in a public place, all of these accident types can escalate to a brain injury.
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Our qualified team are equipped with everything that it takes to handle your claim journey, from beginning to end.
After 18 years, we are well placed to make sure that you’re in receipt of a comprehensive litigation package, designed to protect both you and your family.
Times change, and with it so does the nuances of the legal sector. We grant you access to solicitors who will ultimately guide you towards the most advantageous outcome to your case.
Frequently asked Questions
Can I Make a Claim on Behalf of Someone Else?
In the event that a friend or family member is too seriously injured to make a claim on their own behalf, it is possible for a friend or family member to be a ‘litigation friend’ who acts on their behalf for the duration of the case meaning you would make the decisions.
Are There Any Time Limits on Making a Head Injury Claim?
Under English and Welsh law, there is a 3-year time limit to making a head injury claim. In industrial cases however you may be able to make a claim a little later than that for the incident.
However, it is important to make a claim as early as possible to allow enough time for the solicitors to gather evidence for the case.
It is important to start your claim early as the longer the claim is left, the less likely the validity of the evidence and consequently the less chance of a successful case.
How much compensation can I get?
Every brain injury is different and the total amount is based on long term factors such as long term care, financial losses, adaptations. its not unusual for compensation amounts to exceed into the millions.
Try our compensation calculator to find out how much compensation you might be owed.
How can DIYPI help?
We can help you get a fair and honest trial; we will fight for justice and ensure you gain the maximum compensation for your injury. We will manage your case from start to finish and ensure you obtain the best solicitor for your case.
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With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.
*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.