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Brain Injury Solicitors

Acquired Brain Injury & Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation Claims

 

If you, or a member of your family, have experienced a traumatic head or brain injury, or if a brain injury is sustained following medical or surgical procedures, you should consult one of our specialist Brain Injury Solicitors at the earliest possibility. 

Our Brain Injury Solicitors 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 Claim for compensation 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's Brain Injury Solicitors are widely recognised across Mid and North Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and the Midlands as a leading team of Brain Injury Solicitors. We have longstanding relationships in place with a variety of stakeholders and organisations who can help in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury.

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 wellbeing for the injured party is, of course, the most crucial priority, but a Brain Injury Solicitor 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 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.

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.

Brain Injury Solicitors Conference

Lanyon Bowdler hosted a national conference, ‘Surviving Brain Injury – The Journey’ which took place at Theatre Seven, Shrewsbury.  You can view our brain injury newsletter here which provides more information about the topics covered at the conference.

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. Such situations can have life-changing effects for the injured person and as such, it is prudent to seek specialist clinical negligence advice from our Medical Negligence Solicitors.

Who can Make a Brain Injury Claim?

Close friends or family of the person affected by brain injury often from 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. We can help.

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 in certain cases. 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.

What are the Time Limits for Making a Brain Injury Claim?

Making a Brain Injury Claim for compensation is understandably not the principle 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 principle 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.

Our Brain Injury Solicitors come Recommended

The head of the personal injury claims team, Neil Lorimer, is a nationally-acclaimed brain injury specialist. He is a partner of the firm and an established member of the Headway List of Approved Solicitors, a charity set up to help the victims of brain injuries.

Neil, and indeed the whole team of serious injury legal professionals here at Lanyon Bowdler, have vast experience of handling compensation claims for brain injuries. But more than that, they understand the importance of acting sensitively throughout the whole process.

Neil and his team understand 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. Neil’s 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.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 recommends Lanyon Bowdler in the West Midlands for personal injury.

The 2020 edition of Chambers UK recognises the personal injury team as Band 1. 

Let us Review your Brain Injury Claim

Are you happy with the way your compensation claim is currently being handled? Even if your claim has recently settled we may still be able to review your case, read more here.

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 inquiry form toward the top of this page on the right-hand side. 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 one of the most recognised firms of 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.

As a leading national law firm, we regularly act for clients all over the UK on Brain Injury Claims.  We can represent you wherever you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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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 one’s brain works 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
  • Stoke
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Haemorrhage
  • Brain Tumour
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Encephalitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningitis
  • Hypoxic & Anoxic Brain injury

Brain Injury Compensation Claim Payouts

How much Compensation can be expected 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 bullets 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 experience 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 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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