Brain Injuries.

Brain Injury Solicitors & Brain Damage Compensation.

Our Brain Injury Solicitors can help you if you, or a member of your family, have experienced a traumatic head or brain injury, or a brain injury sustained following surgical or medical negligence.

They are qualified legal professionals who are able to offer considered and effective advice on compensation claim settlements for brain injury to you at this difficult time.

You may not feel able to make a legal claim or even to contemplate seeking professional guidance in the early phase of this most challenging of times, but if the accident was not your fault, or injury was sustained due to someone else’s negligence, it is your legal right to make a Brain Injury Compensation Claim to help you rebuild your life.

This most serious of injuries bears the possibility of life-changing implications for the victim and is likely to have a significant impact on family members and loved ones. It is, therefore, crucial to seek advice from a law firm with in-depth experience of managing brain injury claims.

Adept at dealing with compensation claims arising from serious injuries to the head and brain, Lanyon Bowdler are widely recognised across Mid and North Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and the Midlands as a leading team of specialists. We have long standing relationships in place with a variety of stakeholders and organisations who can help in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury.

If you are not sure whether you are eligible for compensation, please just get in touch with our Brain Injury Solicitors who will provide the initial support and advice you need. We will work with you at your pace to build a detailed overview of your needs and provide honest, expert advice on your chances of success in bringing a compensation claim for brain injury.

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How can Brain Injury Solicitors help me?

Receiving immediate expert legal advice has many advantages. Taking early advice from our Brain Injury Solicitors means provision can be made to call on additional medical expertise, second opinion, and supplementary healthcare services, all without placing additional pressure on the injured person or relatives and loved ones.

We act urgently to deal with the most pressing needs for healthcare support. Immediate well being for the injured party is, of course, the most crucial priority, but a Brain Injury Lawyer will also best advise you or family members on the long-term options surrounding rehabilitation, ongoing care plans, and financial compensation.

Over the years, our expertise in brain injury cases has helped many families manage and overcome the variety of challenges faced. Not only do we focus on financial compensation for brain injury but with our partners, we help create ongoing support packages that deliver home environments and supportive care most conducive with rehabilitation; promoting a return to comfort and quality of life.

The Brain Injury Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler have years of experience in claiming compensation for people following serious traumatic brain injury or brain injury caused by medical negligence. We offer friendly, compassionate, professional legal expertise and client-focused advice throughout this challenging time.

The Brain Injury Claims Process

After suffering a serious injury such as those involving the brain, it is understandable that receiving compensation may not always be the first thought. Ensuring the injured person receives medical attention and has begun recovery in the best possible way should always be a priority.

However, there are many ways in which a brain injury affects the life of sufferers, and many find that making a claim for compensation for a brain injury is necessary.

The first step to ensure a successful brain injury claim is to prove the negligence of a third party, and the connection between their negligent actions and your injuries.

This is also the time to receive expert medical assessment, which will be crucial to calculate the amount of compensation you could receive for your brain injury. This calculation will also include any expenses and losses you have incurred as a result of the injury, such as:

  • Specialist medical treatment
  • Transportation costs
  • Loss of income, past and future
  • Adaptation to your home or vehicles

Your solicitor will then take the outcome of this assessment and begin negotiating a compensation payout with the other party. You may not need to go to court: cases can often be settled between parties without having to appear in front of a judge. However, if the negotiations were to break down, you can be sure that the Brain Injury Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler will be by your side to protect your interests in a court case.

Our Brain Injury Claims Expertise

Our Brain Injury Solicitors are leading experts in the field, with extensive knowledge and expertise that gets clients great outcomes. Contact Lanyon Bowdler today.

Thriving After Brain Injury conference March 2024

Lanyon Bowdler hosted a national conference, ‘Thriving After Brain Injury’ which took place at Theatre Seven, Shrewsbury.

Over 200 delegates enjoyed a day of inspirational and educational talks. Guest speakers included GB Paralympic footballer Jack Rutter and Alex Danson MBE, who is a former England and GB hockey captain.

Podcasts

In this episode Dawn Humphries from the Personal Injury team, with a former colleague about the challenges faced by people and their families when dealing with brain injuries.

In this episodeDawn Humphries and Alex Spanner from the Personal Injury team discuss head injuries in professional sport, particularly in football, rugby and American football.

Our brain injury solicitors come recommended

The personal injury team understands that victims of brain injuries and their families are concerned about their future care and rehabilitation as well as the immediate effects of their injuries. Their expertise and experience are invaluable in helping people get the right rehabilitation and establish a support network for the future in serious cases.

You can be assured that our priority will be to ensure you obtain compensation to meet your long-term needs and to guarantee your long-term comfort.

The Legal 500 & Chambers UK recommendations

The Personal Injury Team is recognised in Tier Two for the West Midlands in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500, the 2023 edition states ‘It has a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of claims’.

Chambers UK 2024 rank the department in Band One and state ‘The firm is particularly experienced in acting for clients with spinal and cerebral injuries. Also skilled in handling military cases, and works alongside clinical negligence and Court of Protection teams to fully support clients.’

Strengths

”Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors are very knowledgeable in all areas of the claim and always have a ready answer.”

“Excellent knowledge and skill shown in dealing with personal injury claims.”

“They have given us exception support.”

Notable practitioner – Dawn Humphries handles a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal injury claims. She is active on an array of personal injury cases, including those relating to workplace accidents and RTAs.

“She has an excellent grasp of the complexities of brain injury and the impact it has on both her clients and their families.”

“Dawn Humphries has a great deal of empathy and she really tries to understand what we are going through.”

Download our Brain Injury Brochure

This useful booklet helps explain what brain injuries are and how everyone is affected differently.

Your Brain Injury Claims Questions Answered

Can I make a brain injury claim?

Making a Brain Injury Claim will provide financial compensation that can help you pay for rehabilitation costs and medical fees, along with compensating you for loss of earnings, both during initial treatment and recuperation periods, but that also covers loss of future earnings depending on your exact circumstances.

The severity of the injury to the brain could mean ongoing care is required to provide a good quality of life, as well as adaptations and modifications to the home and/or modes of transport. The level of financial compensation a person receives for brain injury will vary greatly depending on many variables.

Whether you are entitled to make a claim is much more straightforward. If the injury has been caused by the negligence of another individual or organisation, then it will be possible to make a Brain Injury Claim for compensation.

More than a million people visit a hospital with a brain or head injury every year – and about 135,000 of those are admitted to hospital due to the severity of their injury. Of those admitted to hospital, many thousands will be able to claim compensation because their injuries will have been caused by the negligence of someone else.

Unfortunately, brain injury can also be sustained in hospital due to problems that arise during surgery or with medical care. Problems can occur during the birth of a child where the brain is starved of oxygen. Anaesthesia negligence can also result in damage to the brain.

Who can make a brain injury claim?

Close friends or family of the person affected by brain injury often bring the case for a Brain Injury Compensation Claim on behalf of their injured friend or relative. Sometimes the person who has suffered damage to the brain will be unable to act on their own behalf.

It is often family or close friends that go on to act as carers where the victim has complex care needs and requires support in the home and with daily life. It is often the case that people close to the injured person must also make significant compromises to their own lives, especially where ongoing care or home modifications are required.

If you are unsure whether your exact circumstances entitle you to make a Brain Injury Claim, we are on hand to talk through your case and advise you on the best course of action. Call us to talk to an experienced Brain Injury Solicitor today.

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What are the time limits for making a brain injury claim?

Making a Brain Injury Claim for compensation is understandably not the principal priority for you or family members in the immediate days following the injury, but time limits do apply to compensation claims for injury.

With Brain Injury Claims, in particular, there may be grounds to bring a claim after the usual time limits have passed. Standard time restriction can, in some cases, be deemed to have not even started if the victim lacks the ‘mental capacity’ to bring a claim at the time they had the accident or sustained the injury. The severity of the injury will be an important factor if this is to be argued.

Broadly speaking, adults must bring a compensation claim within three years of the occurrence of the injury. This means the claim form must have been submitted to the county court or high court within the three year period.

There is also a legal provision for a case to be brought after three years’ time has passed following the injury but within three years of the ‘date of knowledge’. The date of knowledge applies whereby the victim has only subsequently learned that the fault of the negligence of others has been a principal reason for their injury being caused.

Where a child has been affected by an injury to the brain. The child can make a Brain Injury Claim for compensation for up to three years after their 18th Birthday.

There are other circumstances that allow Brain Injury Claims to be brought beyond the standard time limits laid out as general guidelines above. The best advice is to seek guidance from a qualified Brain Injury Solicitor at the earliest stage possible. The sooner you seek legal opinion, the easier it will be to compile the evidence needed to make your Brain Injury Claim a compelling case for suitable compensation and financial settlement.

Our team will advise you on your case expertly and address any concerns you may have about time limits. Our priority will be to protect your rights, protect your future and to bring a successful conclusion to your claim.

What are the different types of brain injury?

The brain is the most complex and brilliant organ in the human body. While everyone has a brain, no two brains work exactly the same. Similarly, an injury to the brain will affect different people differently. A brain injury can lead to a myriad of cognitive, behavioural and physical symptoms which range from mild symptoms that resolve relatively quickly to severe symptoms that can persist indefinitely. Not only will the symptoms differ, but the impact of those symptoms can vary from person to person based on their age, lifestyle and personality. For instance, a serious brain injury will affect a teenager very differently to a pensioner

The two main causes of brain injury are oxygen starvation and traumatic brain injury. Both are classified as ‘acquired brain injury’, the collective term for any type of brain injury that occurs after birth

Traumatic Brain injury is most commonly caused by road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home and in the workplace

There are many other forms of acquired brain injury such as:

  • Concussion
  • Stroke
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Haemorrhage
  • Brain Tumour
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Encephalitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningitis
  • Hypoxic & Anoxic Brain injury
How much compensation can I expect for a Brain Injury Claim?

The amount of compensation paid out for general damages relating to brain injury are published in the ‘Judicial College Guidelines’. General damages seek to compensate for those wounds and losses that cannot be physically calculated. The core constituents of general damages in Brain Injury Claims are pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Any non-fault injured party is entitled to recover compensation for pain, suffering and loss experienced due to the result of an accident. The PSLA element of the final compensation settlement figure is meant to encompass all pain and suffering (past, present, and future physical and psychiatric symptoms) that may be reasonably expected in respect of the injury.

The bullet points below reflect the current guidelines on compensation settlement amounts for pain and suffering caused by brain injury.

  • Very Severe Brain Damage: Brain Injury which significantly reduces the victim’s capacity to acknowledge their environment. This degree of seriousness would include little or no language function and the need for full-time care. £247,280 – £354,260.
  • Moderately Severe Brain Damage: Injury where severe disability results. Where the injured party will be significantly dependent on others to help with daily life. Disabilities could be mental, physical or both. £192,090 – £247,280.
  • Moderate Brain Damage (i): Dependence on others is reduced from the categorisation above. This would involve the injured person still having a degree of independent capacity but would also likely involve situations whereby the injured person experiences personality changes, reduced intellect of motor function, speech problems or problems with sight or other senses. Serious risk of epilepsy £131,620 – £192,090.
  • Moderate Brain Damage (ii): Moderate impairment to the intellect and the possibility of returning to gainful employment is low or unlikely. Possible risk of suffering from epilepsy may also exist. £79,530 – £131,620.
  • Moderate Brain Damage (iii): Memory or ability to concentrate will be affected in such cases, reduced risk of epilepsy may exist, and while employment opportunities may exist, they will be at levels reduced from the potential the injured person may have had before the injury £37,760 – £79,530.
  • Less Severe Brain Damage: Covers situations where a strong recovery can be made. With the person able to return to work environments, but may be subject to concentration, memory or mood problems. At the upper end of this bracket, there may still be a risk of epilepsy. £13,430 – £37,760.
  • Minor Brain or Head Injury Covers minor injuries in which permanent brain damage is minimal, or non-existent. The final brain injury compensation claim settlement amount will depend on duration needed to recover, the severity and degree of trauma surrounding the injury and any ongoing symptoms which could include headaches. £1,940 – £11,200.
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Our Success in Brain Injury Claims

Our Brain Injury Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler have used their expertise to get results for clients for years, often obtaining higher amounts of compensation than other firms. Some of the most notable cases of brain injuries we were involved in include:

Our team is featured in the list of approved solicitors by Headway, and is accredited by APIL as a specialist Brain Injury Compensation Solicitors team. We have a proven track record of obtaining results for our clients that allow them to get their life back on track, and ensure their needs are met for the future. In order to facilitate this, we often seek interim payment throughout the claim process, so that your losses and expenses can have a less severe impact on your day-to-day life.

No Win, No Fee Brain Injury Claims

Choosing Lanyon Bowdler to support you at this difficult time in making your Brain Injury Claim guarantees you access the best legal expertise and a compassionate team to support you along the road to the best recovery possible.

We are committed to providing a professional and transparent service. We can often provide a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). When we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ service, it means that in the unlikely event your claim proves unsuccessful, there is no financial liability on your part to cover fees for the services we have already provided.

When you talk to a Brain Injury Solicitor at Lanyon Bowdler, we will listen carefully to you and swiftly review all the facts in order to establish whether your claim can be handled on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means we can progress with the Brain Injury Claim with no financial responsibilities and no uncertainties for the victim or their relatives.

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Contact the Brain Injury Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler

Please give our Serious Injury Lawyers a call for a friendly, confidential, conversation about how we can help support you with a serious injury claim. There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment. Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit when more convenient.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.

We are highly recognised Brain Injury Solicitors in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands, synonymous with excellence. We are able to offer a wide range of pricing options including fixed fees and service level guarantees.

We regularly act for clients on Brain Injury Claims. Lanyon Bowdler can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

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Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Helen Gale
Helen Gale
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Kelly Gibbons
Kelly Gibbons
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Claudia Booth
Claudia Booth
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Amy Burgoyne
Amy Burgoyne
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
Senior Litigation Assistant
Personal Injury
Alexander Spanner
Alexander Spanner
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Personal Injury
Sophie Speirs
Sophie Speirs
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Morgan Thompson
Morgan Thompson
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Personal Injury
Cameron Petch
Cameron Petch
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Personal Injury
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Jo Kneller
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Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
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Mandy Mason
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Personal Injury
Jane Miles
Jane Miles
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Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
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Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
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David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
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Catastrophic Boiler Failure

The husband had been involved in a catastrophic boiler failure resulting in 85% burns, from which he subsequently died....
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Whiplash Injury Reform – Hassam v Rab...

In 2018 the government introduced new legislation, the Civil Liability Act 2018 (the CLA), which changed the way cl...
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Inspirational Brain Injury Conference a Major Success

An event in Shrewsbury to celebrate inspirational people who battled back from life-changing brain injuries has been dec...
Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
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Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

The claimant sustained multiple injuries, one of which was a serious head injury....
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Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

This case was contested, and described by the defendants as one of the most complex cases in terms of injury and causati...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
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Local Lawyer Concerns for Coach Safety

In 2004 new regulations were introduced which stated that any passenger over fourteen must wear a seat belt (if there is...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Pensioner awarded Compensation after Trip

Lanyon Bowdler successfully won a case for a pensioner from Oldham, who tripped when she stepped backwards and caught he...
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Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
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Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Severe Brain Damage after being Deliberately Thrown from Moving Car

The claimant aged 40, was left severely brain damaged and requiring 24 hour double up lifelong care after being delibera...
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Compensation Claim for Jet Ski Collision

Liability was denied on the basis that the claimant cut across the path of the defendant. Evidence suggested the defenda...
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