A Guide to Brain Injury Compensation
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Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation Claims

A Brain Injury Claim is a crucial process designed to help those who have suffered this injury because of someone else’s negligence.

We have decades of experience supporting claimants through the process of getting compensation. This is especially important for these life-changing accidents, as they can have serious repercussions on your day-to-day life.

Brain damage 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.

No Win No Fee Brain Injury Claims

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.

Proving the negligence of a third party has caused you damages is fundamental, and it can often prove difficult. We will fight for you in and out of court, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. Brian Barr Solicitors has a proven track record of settling claims for much more than other firms predicted, and often obtaining six-figure settlements.

If you think you can prove negligence for your Brain Injury Claim, you may be entitled to compensation.

Am I eligible for a Brain Injury Claim?

Firstly, if you are looking to get brain damage compensation you will need to be able to prove that the injury was caused by another party’s fault. As part of the Brain Injury Claims process, medical specialists 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 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 have many years of experience in this area and have a deep understanding of the complex issues faced by brain injury patients. We help claimants secure the compensation they deserve and have successfully concluded many complicated and intricate personal injury claims, resulting in six and seven-figure settlements.

What is the average Brain Injury Compensation Payout in the UK?

The severity of brain injury will vary, and as part of the claims process we will look at the immediate and longer term impacts of the accident. Once our specialists have made their assessment and liaised with medical professionals, we will be able to give you an idea of how much compensation you could receive.

Part of your brain injury settlement amount will be calculated based on the Judicial College Guidelines, which only consider the severity of the injury.


This only makes up the part of your settlement known as “General Damages”. Our experts will use this as a starting point to calculate value, including additional factors that will be unique to your case.

How is my Brain Injury Compensation calculated?

Once our team has considered the severity of your injuries and concluded the value of your general damages, we will consider all other factors related to how your injury has affected your daily life.

Some of the things we will look at include:

  • Medical treatment and associated travel expenses
  • Loss of earnings or other financial losses due to your injury
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Additional care costs
  • Adaptations to your home or vehicle to allow you to live independently
  • Damages for future losses in order to put you back in a position financially as if the injury never occurred.

All of these factors will be considered when calculating the amount of compensation you could get for a traumatic 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 the legal process is finished. We have successfully settled claims for our clients resulting in six and seven figure settlements, allowing them to move forward with their life.

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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

Are Brain Injury Claims subject to time limits?

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 date of the 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 Brian Barr. Our expertise in this type of claims can ensure your compensation is pursued and obtained timely.

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.

Claim for Compensation for a Brain Injury in Manchester

Seeking compensation for a brain injury can seem daunting, but we can make the process stress-free and straightforward. Our specialists have decades of experience acting for clients across the UK in serious injury compensation claims.

Brian Barr Solicitors is proud to represent clients on a No Win No Fee agreement, meaning that if you don’t receive a settlement, you will not have to pay our legal fees. We offer this scheme, as well as aiming to secure interim payments, to protect our clients from the concern of financial risks.

If you have suffered a brain injury because of an accident at work, a road traffic accident, or any other traumatic event that was not your fault, contact the team at Brian Barr Solicitors today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

The first thing you need to do is ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is my brain injury due to an accident that was not my fault?
  • Is my brain injury due to negligent behaviour of someone else?

If you have suffered a serious injury through negligence or accident that was no fault of your own, then you are entitled to pursue 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 and 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.

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:

  • 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 experts 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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