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Brain injuries are serious, potentially life-changing events. Damage to the brain can cause memory problems, personality changes and impairment of everyday functions. These injuries can mean real changes in a family, causing issues with independence, affecting the ability to earn or work and impacting relationships with a spouse, partner or children.
We are a dedicated firm of solicitors for the brain injury charities Headway and the Brain Injury Group for the North East. We also have built strong relationships with nationally renowned medical experts and barristers, who we call upon in serious injury cases, to build a team of experts best equipped to fight a case.
Our expert brain injury team has a strong track record over many years and provides specialist advice in a clear and understanding manner.
To discuss your claim, call us on 0344 854 7000 or click “start your claim” below and we’ll call you back at a time that’s convenient for you.
Why choose True Solicitors LLP for your brain injury claim?
Our expert team will treat you with empathy and kindness throughout your brain injury claim. We’ll provide you and your family with the support you need from the first day of your claim and throughout.
Every brain injury claim with TRUE is operated on a no-win, no-fee basis. This should remove any concerns you have about paying our legal fees.
What are the common causes of brain injuries?
Brain injuries can be caused by a lot of different types of accidents including the following:
What are the common types of brain injury?
There are many different types of brain injury. Head trauma can affect the brain in different ways, sometimes injuries can affect just one specific functional area or, in cases of major trauma, can impact the entire brain functionality.
The most common types of brain injury include:
- Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): This is the term used to describe any form of brain damage acquired since birth. An ABI can happen as the result of physical impacts such as a blow to the head, or a non-traumatic event. Non-traumatic ABIs typically happen due to pressure on the brain caused by the growth of a brain tumour or neurological condition such as a stroke, brain haemorrhage or infection such as encephalitis
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): When an external force is applied to the head this can cause a traumatic brain injury. A TBI causes the brain to move inside the skull, which in turn causes nerve and tissue damage. A TBI can occur due to a road traffic accident, a fall from a height, an accident at work or an assault
- Concussion: A concussion is a temporary injury to the brain caused by a high impact to the head. Symptoms of a concussion include vomiting, dizziness, headaches, memory loss, double vision and trouble with balancing. The cause of a concussion is usually due to an assault, a road traffic accident or a slip, trip or fall.
- Anoxic Brain Injury: This occurs when the brain is starved of oxygen for a period of time. The longer the brain is without oxygen the worse the long-term effects will be. Short-term symptoms can include dizziness or issues with concentration, to long-term issues including permanent memory loss, and loss of vision, speech or movement. Anoxic brain injury can be caused due to carbon monoxide poisoning, head trauma, medical negligence and suffocation.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury: Results due to the brain rapidly being moved inside the skull as the injury occurs. The rapid movement causes the connecting fibres in the brain (axons) to be sheared as the brain shifts inside the skull. DAI injuries can occur due to an assault, road traffic accident or fall. People affected by DAI can be left with minor symptoms such as drowsiness and headache, to being left in a completely vegetative state
- Haematoma: Blood collects between the barn and the skull, usually from severe head trauma such as a road traffic accident. Symptoms can include headaches, vomiting, drowsiness and loss of consciousness
What are the effects of a brain injury?
For serious brain injuries, your recovery can be long and difficult and may change your life. Some injuries result in changes needing to be made to your home and work and can even affect your ability to work.
A brain injury can affect physical abilities, including:
- Balance and coordination
- Sensory abilities including sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste
- Muscle strength, tone and control
Brain injuries may also cause:
- Bladder/bowel changes
- Increased fatigue
- Sleep disturbance
- Mood swings
- Personality changes
- Confusion Difficulty communicating effectively
What can I claim brain injury compensation for?
Brain injury compensation claims could include:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses including rehabilitation
- A reduced life expectancy
- Ongoing illness
- Recovery time
- Lifestyle changes
How much will my brain injury claim be worth?
The amount of compensation for your brain injury claim will depend on factors such as:
- How serious your injuries are and any complications
- How your brain injury has affected your life
- Any future care or support
- Any past, present and future financial losses
Use the calculator below for an estimate of your brain injury compensation claim:
Can I get access to rehabilitation for my brain injury?
Brain injuries can be unique and difficult continuous problems both physical and mental. Brain cells cannot regenerate once they are damaged, making a full recovery more difficult.
As part of the brain injury claim, we will arrange a medical assessment of your injuries to recommend any treatment and rehabilitation you need to help you live with your brain injury.
The below treatment could be instructed:
- Physiotherapy: To help you to recover coordination and power
- Speech therapy: Your brain injury may have had an impact on how you can speak, eat, drink and swallow. Speech therapy will help you to be able to communicate again
- Occupational therapy: Your home will be assessed by an occupational therapist and adapted to help you manage your brain injury. They will also come up with practical ways to help you to organise your day and minimise the impact your brain injury has had on your short-term memory
- Psychological therapy: To support your mental health following a brain injury we could provide psychological therapy to help you come to terms with your injury and a new way of living as well as managing stress and anger
How much will it cost to make a brain injury claim?
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis for your brain injury claim. Our charges vary depending on your specific case and are typically a percentage of your compensation, no more than 25%.
Is there a time limit for making a brain injury claim?
Usually, you have three years from the date of your injury to make a brain injury claim, however, some exceptions can occur.
If the claim is on behalf of a child, claims can be made any time before they’re 18. After a child turns 18, they have until they’re 21 to make a claim on their own behalf.
If you’re pursuing a claim on behalf of a loved one who has unfortunately passed away where a brain injury contributed to their death, you can make a claim up to three years from this date.
If you’re claiming on behalf of a loved one who has been mentally incapacitated, there’s no time limit on making a claim.
Why True Solicitors LLP are right for your brain injury claim?
Throughout your claim, we will ensure we give you advice in a language you can understand without jargon. Your claim will be on a no-win, no-fee basis so you pay nothing if you lose.
We will arrange an assessment and medical report of your injuries as well as treatment as soon as possible to help you recover quickly.
Your brain injury claim will include expenses as well as any future financial losses. We’ll strive to recover the maximum amount of entitled compensation.
Contact us if you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury on 0344 854 7000 for impartial advice on claiming brain injury compensation.
What’s the process for a brain injury claim
There are three steps to your claim:
- We will submit a claim on your behalf
- We will gather evidence and arrange your treatment and recovery
- We’ll fight hard to win your claim and recover the maximum compensation for your brain injury claim
How long does a brain injury claim take?
As brain injury claims are usually complex, they can take years to settle. It takes time to assess the seriousness of an injury and the long-term effects it can have as well as what treatment and support is required and the future ability to work.
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