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Head & Brain Injury Claims

We understand the impact that a traumatic head injury can have on you and your family. Our brain injury solicitors have helped thousands of people claim compensation following a head injury.

We’re recognised as leading specialists in representing people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. We have, through our years of experience, helped set the standard for brain injury compensation awards.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury, our solicitors appreciate what you’re going through and know exactly what needs to be done to get you the compensation and support you deserve. We have experience helping people make head injury claims following:

  • Workplace accidents (including military accidents)
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Falls from height
  • Medical negligence.

We understand how much an acquired brain injury can dramatically change your life. Our head and brain injury lawyers can help you access the very best care from specialised brain injury case managers, rehabilitation providers and therapists. We can also arrange for early compensation payments to help pay for your rehabilitation while your claim is ongoing.

Most of the head injury compensation claims we handle are on a no win no fee basis – which means there’s no financial risk* to you if your case is unsuccessful. We also offer a free initial consultation where we’ll give you advice on your claim and how much compensation you might expect.

If you’re currently claiming head or brain injury compensation with another solicitor we can give you a free consultation about how your case is being managed. We’re frequently asked to take over brain injury claims by clients who are disappointed with the service they’ve received elsewhere, or whose compensation has been undervalued by solicitors not specialised in making brain injury claims.

Please call us on 0800 056 4110 to arrange a free initial consultation about your claim with one of our head and brain injury experts, or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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    • How Much Does It Cost To Make A Brain Injury Claim?
    • At the start of your case we’ll discuss funding options with you. If you have legal expenses insurance (LEI) or are covered by a trade union policy, these may be the best option for you. Legal expenses insurance is included in many household insurance policies, so it’s always worth checking whether you’re covered.

      Most of the cases we handle are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s nothing to pay upfront and no financial risk to you when making a compensation claim*.

      If we think you’re best supported by a No Win No Fee agreement, we’ll recommend this option to fund your case.

      If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.

      If your case isn’t successful you can be assured that there is no financial risk and you won’t have to pay anything*.

    • What Are Interim Compensation Payments?
    • Interim compensation payments are paid in advance of your final compensation. They are smaller payments, paid at an earlier stage to cover the costs of your rehabilitation, accommodation and mobility needs.

      For serious brain injuries we’ll always try to secure an interim compensation payment to cover your immediate care needs. However, this depends on the party responsible for your injury admitting blame early on in the claim.

      When your claim settles and your final compensation is paid, any interim compensation payments will be taken off the amount you receive.

    • What Support Will I Need After A Head Injury?
    • Brain damage can have a profound effect on a person’s life, as well as their loved ones. You may need to make radical changes to your lifestyle in order to adjust to your injury, and this could be a daunting prospect.

      Our brain injury solicitors recognise that money alone won’t solve all the problems you face, so we can help with a range of other services including rehabilitation, personal injury trusts and legal advice from other departments within Irwin Mitchell.

      Our dedicated client liaison team will make sure that you have access to the very best support after a brain injury. Typically we would assist with or arrange the following:

      • House adaptations
      • Benefits advice
      • Liaison with employers
      • Therapies
      • Psychological treatment and support
      • Rehabilitation treatment

      As one of the UK’s largest law firms, we can offer a range of in-house legal services:

      • Our Court of Protection department, the country’s biggest, supports clients who need help managing their compensation. We’re able to help with important issues like power of attorney, which allows you to decide who looks after your affairs if you were to become unable to make such decisions later on in life.
      • We can also help you set up a personal injury trust to protect your compensation and continue your eligibility for certain state benefits.
      • Our leading Wills team offer another way to plan for the future, whether it means writing a new Will or amending an existing one.

    • Meet Our Head & Brain Injury Experts
    • With offices across the UK, we’re consistently ranked amongst the very best serious injury lawyers in the country by independent legal guides who say Irwin Mitchell’s “dedication for its clients is matched only by the astounding results it obtains” (Legal 500, 2015). We’ve also won Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award on seven different occasions and have close relationships with charities such as Brake, the Child Brain Injury Trust and Headway.

      Meet the team

I’m relieved that the legal action has ended, knowing that I can continue to improve my recovery by accessing specialist rehabilitation services which have helped me get this far."

Jaxx, client
Client Jaxx Cave

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Compensation Do You get For A Head Injury?

The amount of compensation you receive for a head or brain injury will depend on:

  1. The seriousness of your injury
  2. How it has affected your life
  3. How much income you have lost or will lose in the future (lost earnings)
  4. What care and support you need.

Everyone is different and the consequences of a head or brain injury vary from case to case. Our brain injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and give you an estimate of how much compensation you might receive.

The value of using a specialist head injury solicitor is that they have expert knowledge of this type of injury and can value your claim to get you the maximum compensation possible.

We’re often asked to take over cases by clients whose claim has been managed by less experienced lawyers who have undervalued the amount of compensation their clients are entitled to.

If you’d like to find out how much compensation you or your loved one might expect, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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What’s The Process For Making A Brain Injury Claim?

Brain injuries require specialist advice and complex claims can often take a few years to settle. Time is needed to understand how far you will be able to recover and how much compensation you’re entitled to.

Brain injury claims usually follow this seven stage process:

  1. Work out who’s responsible for your accident
    To claim compensation, we first need to work out who is responsible. We’ll do this by gathering evidence and contacting the responsible party to ask them to accept fault for the accident.
  2. Assess your injuries
    We’ll use independent medical experts to understand the impact of your injuries on your life. One of our client liaison managers may need to assess your care needs and benefit entitlements.
  3. Rehabilitation
    As soon as the responsible party has accepted blame for your accident we will try to get an early compensation payment. This money will help pay for further rehabilitation to be put in place. Once your rehabilitation is complete we can work out the final amount of compensation you need.
  4. Review your injuries after rehabilitation
    We’ll ask medical specialists to assess your injury again and to comment on the progress you’ve made. This will give us a clearer picture of your future needs.
  5. Calculate compensation
    To ensure you’re not under-compensated for your injury we need time calculate the final amount you should get. How much compensation you receive will depend on the four factors above and your loss of earnings.
  6. Out of court settlement or court proceedings?
    Most cases are settled out of court but it’s still usually necessary to start a court claim. This is because most insurers (who we’ll be claiming from) will not voluntarily offer the level of compensation you deserve. By applying through the court the claim is supervised and has to run to a set timetable. If your case does have to go to court, our experienced lawyers will be there to support you through the process.
  7. Final compensation
    You receive your compensation; although how you receive it depends on whether you are capable of managing your financial affairs. We can offer you specialist investment advice to best manage this money. If you or a loved one is unable to manage their financial affairs our Court of Protection team can help.

If you’d like to speak to someone about your case call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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What Are The Time Limits For Making A Brain Injury Claim?

Head or brain injury claims usually need to be made within three years of the accident or incident that caused your injury.

However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule:

  • Mental capacity – people suffering a traumatic brain injury may lose the capacity to make important decisions. If you or a loved one lacks the legal capacity to manage their affairs there is no time limit on making a claim. In this situation you can make a claim on behalf of a loved one. This must be proven by medical expert assessment
  • Children – if your child suffered a head or brain injury you have until they are 18 to make a claim. Once your child turns 18 you have three years to make a claim (unless they lack mental capacity).
  • Accidents Abroad – time limits can vary and can often be shorter for accidents that happened in foreign countries.
  • Criminal Assaults – the time limit is usually two years from the date of the injury or assault.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury it’s best to get specialist legal advice as soon as possible. As well as ensuring you don’t miss your chance to claim, contacting our brain injury lawyers early means that we could secure you compensation sooner, helping you get the care to make the best recovery possible.

For a free consultation about your claim call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Awards & Recognition

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

Headway Head Injury Solicitor Accreditation 2018 legal-500-2019 The Times Best Law Firms 2019 chambers-2019

What Our Clients Say

We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis.

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Our commitment is to you.

Many of our serious injury lawyers are recognised as experts in their field in independent legal guides. We have also won numerous awards for our work with clients with brain injuries, including winning Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven occasions. 

A number of our team volunteer with brain injury charities and support groups, and we are proud supporters of:

  • Headway – the Brain Injury Association
  • Brain and Spine Foundation
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum
  • Child Brain Injury Trust

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Our offices are located in major cities throughout the UK and have excellent transport links.

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