Traumatic Brain Injury Specialists
Brain Injury Solicitors specialising in both traumatic and subtle brain injuries
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Traumatic Brain Injury & Brain Damage Solicitors

We are specialist Brain Injury Solicitors with years of experience. We understand how differently these injuries can affect each patient.

They unfortunately do not heal over time and we know how life-changing these injuries can be for both yourself and your family. Our specialists are here to help you get justice for your pain and suffering due to your brain injury. Depending on how severe the brain injury is, and how heavily it has impacted the individual’s life, the compensation amounts you could claim for can vary greatly.

If you think you can prove negligence for your brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

How can Brain Injury Solicitors help me?

With the prospects of a challenging and sometimes uncertain future, it is important to get the help and support from expert solicitors who understand your situation. Our expert Brain Injury Solicitors have been helping claimants across the UK to get compensation for brain injuries they have suffered through the fault of a third party.

We are a firm of specialists in serious injury and chronic pain, which means we consistently achieve better results for our clients. This does not stop at bigger payouts: thanks to our extensive network of professionals, we can arrange medical support, rehabilitation, and therapy by leading specialists who can help you get your life back on track.

No Win No Fee Brain Injury Solicitors

When you trust our Brain Injury Lawyers with your case, you will be guaranteed expertise at every step, from the collection of evidence down to court representation if necessary. We use our decades of experience to inform our process, maximise benefits for you, and minimise stress.

How is traumatic brain injury caused?

A severe brain injury can result in pressure being placed on the brain because of bleeding or a build-up of fluid. Complications can quickly follow and unfortunately many victims of brain injury are likely to have severe health complications and long-term needs.

Some of the common scenarios we see at Brian Barr are from the following types of accidents:

  • Road traffic accidents – a collision can result in a direct blow to the cranium and depending on the extent of the force, can cause serious brain injury. The majority of brain injury cases that we see at Brian Barr are as a result of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and other car passengers.
  • Falls and accidents at work – although work-related injuries are on the decline, rates of work-related traumatic brain injury continue to rise and at Brian Barr we see many clients in the construction, transportation, and engineering sectors who have had an accident at work. However these industries are not exclusive. Virtually any job site or environment can be a slip and fall hazard if workplace health and safety guidelines are not followed.
  • Defective work equipment – the lack of use of personal protective equipment as well as old machinery and other hazards can cause serious accidents resulting in brain injury.

We have helped claimants get amazing outcomes in any of these types of accidents – and many more.

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Steven Akerman

Steven Akerman

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen

Director, Brian Barr

Who can Brain Injury Solicitors help?

Brain injury solicitors provide essential legal support to individuals who have suffered brain injuries in various circumstances, ensuring that they receive the compensation and care they are entitled to. Our Brain Injury Solicitors have helped claimants in many circumstances, such as:

  • Victims of Traffic Accidents: Whether as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian, we help individuals who have sustained brain injuries in road accidents.
  • Workplace Accident Victims: Employees who suffer brain injuries at work due to accidents, unsafe practices, or inadequate safety measures are eligible for claims against their employers or third-party contractors responsible for the work environment.
  • Victims of Medical Negligence: If you have experienced a brain injury as a result of medical errors, such as surgical mistakes, incorrect medication, or misdiagnosis, you may be eligible for compensation.
  • Family Members of the Injured: In cases where the injured party lacks the capacity to oversee the process themselves, family members or legal guardians can seek the assistance of brain injury solicitors to file a claim on their behalf.

Each case requires a solicitor who not only understands the complex legal issues involved but also appreciates the sensitive nature of brain injuries and their impact on the individual’s life and family.

Can I instruct a Brain Damage Solicitor on behalf of someone else?

Instructing a brain injury solicitor on behalf of someone else is particularly common when the injured party is unable to manage their own legal affairs due to the severity of their condition. Here are situations where this might occur:

  • Legal Guardianship: If the injured individual is a minor or has been deemed to lack mental capacity, a parent, legal guardian, or a person with a lasting power of attorney can instruct solicitors on their behalf.
  • Severe Brain Injury: For cases involving severe brain injuries where the individual is unable to make informed decisions, family members or close friends might be able to act as litigation friends. This role allows them to make legal decisions on behalf of the injured person.
  • Temporary Representation: Even in less severe cases, if the injured person is temporarily unable to communicate their wishes due to hospitalisation, intensive medical care, or recovery, a spouse or family member may be able to instruct solicitors to start the process.

In all cases, it is crucial to have clear and lawful authority to act on another’s behalf. Solicitors at Brian Barr are skilled in navigating these sensitive circumstances, ensuring that all legal actions are compliant with current laws and truly reflective of the injured party’s best interests.

Success Stories from Brian Barr Solicitors

Read more about how we support client throughout the UK to claim compensation for their injuries or chronic pain conditions. Brian Barr Solicitors consistently achieves great results and high compensation amounts.

Contact our Brain Injury Solicitors in Manchester

Brian Barr Solicitors is a specialist serious injury compensation claims law firm in Manchester. Our Brain Injury Solicitors have decades of experience helping individuals get justice, especially for injuries which can have such deep repercussions.

We often represent clients on a No Win No Fee basis, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Together with our commitment to securing interim payments when possible, this is an indication of our dedication to minimising stress and financial risks for clients, while providing the highest quality legal advice related to serious injuries.

Contact Brian Barr Solicitors today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case, and find out how we can help you reach the best possible outcome after a traumatic injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are three types of brain injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Subtle Brain Injury.


Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is subject to serious trauma due to a head injury, which can often occur as a result of a road traffic accident, an assault, or a fall or an accident at work or home. After suffering from an injury, the patient may feel sick, dizzy and fall unconscious and there may be visible signs of damage to the head. The patient may also suffer headaches, fatigue, irritability and memory problems over the coming weeks and months.

The long-term effects and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury depend on a number of factors, including the severity and location of the injury and the initial period of unconsciousness following the trauma. The main symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Balance problems
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Behaviour changes
  • Loss of function

The brain is a complex organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger and every process that regulates the body.

Depending on how severe the injury is, rehabilitation may be necessary in order to teach the brain alternative ways to function to help to minimise the risk of long-term brain damage.


Acquired Brain Injury

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any instance of brain damage that transpires after birth. This can include traumatic injuries, however ABIs can also happen following:

  • Strokes
  • Tumours
  • Aneurysms
  • Meningitis or other diseases
  • Diminished oxygen supply to the brain, such as suffocation, drowning, or heart attacks.

Many of these events can result from cases of medical negligence or other situations in which the sufferer was owed a duty of care, and this duty has been breached by a third party. In these cases, you could still have a valid case, and our Brain Injury Lawyers can help you reach an outcome that works for you.


Subtle Brain Injury

A subtle brain injury usually occurs when the brain is subject to trauma after an injury, which similarly may be due to a car accident, fall, or an accident at work.

However, often the trauma may not appear to be too serious at first, especially if there are no visible signs of injury.

Commonly, the person will appear completely uninjured and only close family and friends will notice a change in the person’s cognitive and behavioural behaviour.

The most common long-term symptoms of subtle brain injuries include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Behaviour changes
  • Cognitive difficulties

The long-term effects of a subtle brain injury depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury and where it’s located.

However, there may be some damage to the brain after an accident which may cause long-term, disabling symptoms.

Every case is unique, and people may want to instruct a different solicitor for different reasons. Some of the reasons we have seen clients move their claim to our team include:

  • A need for understanding or expertise – this is common in complex personal injury cases, such as brain injury, chronic pain or fibromyalgia, and can be extremely frustrating if your solicitor lacks experience in this specialist area
  • The settlement amount you have been predicted to receive is insufficient to pay for your damages and expenses

Whether you are just starting your claim or are close to settlement, if you’re unhappy with the progress being made on your brain injury claim, you are entitled to transfer your case over to the specialist personal injury solicitors at Brian Barr.

Our expert Brain Injury Solicitors can often support claimants in brain injury cases on a No Win No Fee basis, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

We regularly have cases transferred to us because of our specialist knowledge in various areas of personal injury law, and we will handle everything for you, so please get in touch and let us help you get the ball rolling and the outcome you require to provide the best quality of life possible.

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