We are specialist Brain Injury Solicitors with years of experience supporting brain injury claimants, and 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 specialist brain injury solicitors are here to help you claim compensation for your pain and suffering due to your brain injury.
If you are looking to claim compensation for a brain injury, you will need to be able to prove that the injury was caused by another’s negligence. 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. As part of your claim, medical experts will be instructed to provide their professional opinion on the effect the accident has had and how that may progress in the future.
Brain injuries can affect a person’s ability to function in their everyday life. The more severe the injury, the more prominent the long-term impact is likely to be, but thought processing, memory, concentration, and ability to remember words and use language can all be affected.
As well as physical and cognitive changes, the emotional battle of living with a brain injury can be colossal and many people suffer from anxiety and depression as well as experiencing mood swings and increased irritability.
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.
Firstly, if you are looking to claim compensation for a brain or other serious injury, you will need to be able to prove that the injury was caused by another’s negligence. As part of your claim, medical experts will be instructed to provide their professional opinion on the effect the accident has had and how that may progress in the future.
If you think you can prove negligence for your brain injury you may be entitled to compensation. As well as your initial pain and suffering, compensation can help with future limitations caused by the brain injury. From specialist care and rehabilitation costs, to loss of earnings, to adaptations to your home or vehicle to allow you to live an independent life, the compensation awards can be life-changing.
Brian Barr Solicitors are experts in this area and have a deep understanding of the complex issues faced by brain injury patients. We help our clients secure the compensation they deserve and have successfully concluded many complicated and intricate personal injury claims, resulting in six and seven-figure settlements for our clients.
There are two types of brain injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Subtle 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:
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.
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 to the head 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.
There may be some damage to the brain after an accident which can cause long-term, disabling symptoms. 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.
Often, the trauma to the head may not appear to be too serious, especially if there are no visible signs of injury. However, there may be some damage to the brain after an accident which may cause long-term, disabling symptoms.
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. The most common long-term symptoms of subtle brain injuries include:
The first thing you need to do is ask yourself the following questions:
If you have suffered a serious injury through negligence or accident that was no fault of your own, then you are entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. Get in touch with Brian Barr Solicitors who are happy to chat to you and explain the process. We know how overwhelming this can be for you and your family, and we are here to help you on this part of your journey.
We are dedicated Brain Injury Solicitors who are passionate about helping our clients in a caring, understanding and professional manner, and are committed to building strong relationships with our clients and providing them with access to the leading experts whose understanding of serious injury is second to none. We will support you at every stage and keep you updated on progress throughout your claim.
Our experts in serious and catastrophic injury claims will work hard to ensure you are compensated for what you have lost due to your accident. We will give you all the support you need and provide access to medical experts, rehabilitation services and therapies to help you on the road to recovery and provide you with aids and equipment for the future.
The sooner you speak to the experts at Brian Barr Solicitors the better, as usually there is a time limit of three years from when the accident occurred to make a claim for compensation against the other party’s insurer.
Often your insurance company or union will refer you to their legal provider, however if they are not specialists in chronic pain and serious injury litigation then your claim could be misunderstood and undervalued, resulting in you not receiving the compensation you deserve.
The severity of brain injury will vary from case to case and as part of the claims process we will look at the immediate and longer term impacts of the accident. Once our specialists have assessed the case and liaised with medical professionals, we will be able to give you an idea of how much compensation your case is worth. Some of the things we will look at include:
All of these factors will be considered when calculating the amount of compensation you could get for a severe, traumatic, or acquired brain injury.
Personal injury cases are complex and can often take years to settle. However we can sometimes obtain an interim compensation payment to allow you to pay for medical care or to make adjustments to your home before your claim has settled. We have successfully settled claims for our clients resulting in six and seven figure settlements, allowing them to move forward with their life.
If you have suffered a brain injury and are interested in pursuing compensation from those responsible, you may be wondering if it’s too late to do so.
As with all serious injury claims made in the UK, the legal process of claiming compensation for a brain injury must be started within 3 years of the original accident. There are, however, some circumstances in which this deadline may be extended or reduced.
Claims made for brain injuries suffered by a child can be made up to 3 years from their 18th birthday. Before then, a claim can be made at any time with the support of a parent or guardian.
If the injury is caused by a criminal assault, any compensation must be claimed within 2 years from the incident.
Other exceptions exist, for example, for claimants lacking mental capacity.
It should be noted that claims are valid up to 3 years from the date of knowledge, which is the date in which the full extent and effects of the accident are found.
If you are unsure about the validity of your claim, contact the Brain Injury Solicitors with Brian Barr. Our expertise in this type of claims can ensure your compensation is pursued and obtained timely.
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 claims from the following types of accidents:
Any of these accidents, and many more, could make someone eligible for a traumatic brain injury compensation claim.
Every claim 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:
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.