If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury then it may be possible to bring a claim for compensation. Call our specialist brain injury lawyers on 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat, or request a call back and one of our experts will call you.
Brain injury solicitors
Our serious injury solicitors specialise in supporting people who are living with the consequences of traumatic brain injury. Our brain injury claim solicitors will both support you in accessing the best possible rehabilitation following your accident, and in obtaining the appropriate level of compensation to ensure that your needs are met and that you have security in the future.
What can cause a brain injury?
Brain injury is the most common cause of death and disability in people aged 1-40 years. According to NICE, approximately 1.3 million people per year attend emergency departments in the UK following brain injury and the most common cause of these admissions is traumatic injury. Some of the types of accident that can result in traumatic brain injury are as follows:
- road traffic accidents (RTA)
- cycling accidents
- motorcycling accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- falls from height
- accidents at work
- slips, trips and falls
Head or brain injuries can additionally be caused by negligent medical treatment.
Major Trauma Centres
Since the introduction of Major Trauma Centres in the UK, deaths as a consequence of head or brain injuries have reduced dramatically and now only 0.2% of cases of people attending hospitals with head injuries result in death. The consequence of this is that there are more people in the UK living with the traumatic brain injuries than there have ever been before.
Severity of traumatic brain injury
Brain injuries can either be classified as minor, moderate or severe. The severity of a brain injury is measured by a number of different factors including the following:
- Any periods of retrograde or post traumatic amnesia;
- Glasgow Coma Scale Score;
- The results of radiological imaging.
Traumatic brain injury can result in a wide variety of symptoms, including the following:
- Cognitive Issues
- Emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Speech and language difficulties
- Impairment to the senses
- Mobility issues
How our brain injury claim solicitors can help
We understand that when someone sustains a traumatic brain injury, it will have a big impact on all aspects of their life and the lives of their families. We passionately believe that our role as serious injury lawyers is to secure the best possible future for our clients and their loved ones.
We have a highly skilled and empathetic team of leading serious injury lawyers who take an holistic approach to ensuring that all of our client’s needs and those of their families will be met following a serious injury.
Our focus is on ensuring that our clients are able to return to independent fulfilling lives and that they are able to return to the highest possible quality of life.
There can often be a lot of financial pressure on the injured person and/or their family, so early requests for interim payments are important in reducing the financial burden at what is already a stressful time.
Our specialist team have strong links with medical experts and rehabilitation providers to ensure the severity of the injury is fully investigated, and the potential for recovery is maximised. In the most serious cases we have long established links with:
- Case managers
- Care experts
- Technology aid experts
- Occupational therapists
- Financial advisers
The team also benefits from having an in-house professional deputy to assist with the management of what can be substantial awards of damages.
Contact our serious injury lawyers today
If you or a loved one have experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s negligence, and you would like to discuss the possibility or pursuing a traumatic brain injury compensation claim, please call us free on 0808 164 0808. Or, you can request a call back and one of our team will call you.