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Subdural Haematoma Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors

Our specialist Subdural Haematoma Solicitors are legal professionals with decades of experience supporting claimants through the legal process of obtaining compensation.

From confusion to personality changes to slurred speech, SDH can bring on serious complications and if you have suffered from one as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.  It is hard to know who to turn to and where to start

Brian Barr Solicitors are dedicated brain injury solicitors specialising in both traumatic and subtle brain and head injury claims and are here to help you get your life back on track if you have suffered from a subdural haematoma.

What is a Subdural Haematoma?

A subdural haematoma (SDH) happens when blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain. It is commonly associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries, but can also be caused by medical negligence following a surgical procedure, incorrect medication or dosage prescription, or genetic causes.

Subdural haematoma can increase the pressure that the brain tissues are subjected to. This increase can cause irreversible damage to the tissues, and the condition can often become life-threatening if left untreated. This is more common with subdural haematomas caused by traumatic injuries, but all types of SDH should be rapidly and effectively managed.

Anyone can develop a subdural haematoma after a severe head injury although they tend to affect people over the age of 60. Chronic subdural haematomas form gradually a few weeks after a minor head injury, therefore it is important to look out for signs. Any symptoms that may indicate a subdural haematoma should be assessed by a specialist as soon as possible.

There are 3 types of subdural haematomas, categorised by how fast they develop, how much bleeding occurs, and how much damage the bleeding causes.

  • Acute – this is regarded as the most severe type of subdural haematoma. Symptoms that indicate an acute subdural haematoma are more severe and often appear within minutes to hours from a traumatic injury. It’s vital to treat this type of SDH as quickly as possible, as it can rapidly cause loss of consciousness, paralysis, or even death.
  • Subacute – this type of subdural haematoma can occur with a concussion or other types of brain injury. The symptoms can appear even days or weeks after the accident.
  • Chronic – chronic subdural haematoma is more common in people over 60. The bleeding can occur over weeks or months, and symptoms may not show for a longer time than other types of SDH. Minor head injuries can cause chronic subdural haematomas. A person may not even recall how their head injury happened because of the delay in development of symptom or behavioural changes.

All types of subdural haematoma can create dangerous complications, and should be assessed and treated by a specialist. If you have developed subdural haematoma following an accident that was not your fault, or because of medical negligence, contact the specialist Subdural Haematoma Solicitors with Brian Barr.

Am I eligible for a Subdural Haematoma Claim?

You are likely eligible to make a Subdural Haematoma Claim if you have suffered the injury because of an accident caused by the negligence of a third party.

The main facts that must be proven to make your claim valid are:

  • You suffered an injury because of an accident
  • The accident was caused by the negligence of a third party
  • The party owed you a duty of care

Our expert Subdural Haematoma Solicitors at Brian Barr can help you document and collect all evidence related to your accident and injury. We can build a strong case for you, and ensure you get the compensation you deserve for the long term effects that a Subdural Haematoma will have on your day-to-day life.

How do I make a Subdural Haematoma Compensation Claim?

The first step in getting compensation for a Subdural Haematoma is to get in touch with our specialist team at Brian Barr Solicitors.

We can get the ball rolling right away by having a consultation with you, understanding the circumstances of the accident and the effect that it has had on your personal and professional life.

Thanks to our extensive network of healthcare professionals, we can help you build a strong case by producing expert reports, such as neurological assessment and CT scans, while arranging specialist medical care if necessary.

When all the evidence is collected, we will calculate how much your claim is worth using both figures from the Judicial College Guidelines and our expert estimates. This figure will be the basis of our negotiation with the other party.

Our team aims to resolve claims without resorting to a court case, as this is often a complicated process which can make your case longer and more stressful than necessary. However, if we are not satisfied with the result of an out-of-court negotiation, we may advise you to begin court proceedings and fight for you to ensure you get the outcome you deserve.

Our Subdural Haematoma Lawyers are often able to secure interim payments for claimants, which allow them to get their life back on track before the claim is even settled.

How much compensation can I get for a Subdural Haematoma?

If you have suffered from a subdural haematoma, you will most likely find your day to day life changing significantly. If the injury was due to an accident that was not your fault, then you are entitled to compensation.

Brain injury recovery periods vary from person to person. Initially you may have to undergo surgery.

Typically, your claim will cover damages for some or more of the following:

  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
  • Loss of earnings from the date of the accident to the date of settlement
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, including private medical treatment from specialists
  • Cost of home adaptations, vehicle adaptations and specialist aids and equipment
  • Value of a partner or family member becoming a full-time carer (including their loss of earnings from their former career)
  • Travel expenses

From neurosurgeons to physiotherapists to mental health specialists, Brian Barr Solicitors work with the leading specialists who can help you adjust to everyday life after a subdural haematoma. We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the life-changing injury you have experienced, but we will look into every aspect of your claim to ensure that we get you the amount of compensation required to move forward with your life and we have successfully settled claims for our clients resulting in six and seven figure settlements.

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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

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Contact our Subdural Haematoma Lawyers

If you have suffered a Subdural Haematoma because of the negligence of someone else, contact us today. Our team of Brain Injury Solicitors has decades of experience supporting individuals in serious injury claims across England and Wales from our offices in Manchester.

Starting a compensation claim for traumatic brain damage, whether for yourself or a loved one, can seem like a complex and long process, but it does not have to be. Brian Barr Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a deep understanding of the difficulties related to chronic pain, personal injury, and medical negligence claims.

We can often represent clients on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you have no financial risks associated with seeking compensation for your injuries.

Brian Barr Solicitors has a proven track record of securing higher compensation payouts than the other firms. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

It can be hard to spot the signs of a subdural haematoma, as the symptoms can develop right after a traumatic injury, or over the course of a few days or weeks after. For minor head injuries, patients may not even recollect the accident at all.

Symptoms of a subdural haematoma often include:

  • a headache that doesn’t stop or gets worse
  • nausea or vomiting
  • confusion and drowsiness
  • noticeable personality changes, such as unusual aggressiveness
  • speech problems
  • double vision or other vision problems
  • partial paralysis
  • walking issues
  • fits or seizures
  • loss of consciousness

Any of these symptoms may indicate a subdural haematoma, and should be treated by a medical professional as soon as possible.

Possible causes for a subdural haematoma include:

  • Head injury, such as from accidents or a fall at work
  • Brain shrinking (atrophy) – this is more frequent for people over 60.
  • Use of blood thinners or medicines to prevent blood clots, such as warfarin or aspirin.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak.

Head injuries cause most subdural haematomas and can be very serious. If you have received a blow to the head following a road traffic accident, then a vein or other blood vessel can tear, causing blood to leak out. If the haematoma is severe, the build-up of blood can cause pressure on the brain.

At Brian Barr Solicitors we understand the impact that a brain injury and subdural haematoma has on both you and your family and our specialist brain injury solicitors are here to help you claim compensation for your pain and suffering due to your injury.

Most cases of subdural haematoma are treated surgically, although less severe cases may be monitored if expected to heal by themselves.

The most common surgeries that are used to treat subdural haematoma are:

  • craniotomy – this is the most recommended surgery for traumatic acute subdural haematomas. A specialist surgeon will create a small aperture in the skull, and remove the haematoma. This area is then washed with fluid, and the aperture is sealed using metal plates or screws.
  • burr holes – This procedure is often recommended for minor and chronic subdural haematomas. The haematoma is drained using small rubber tubes inserted in the skull via one or multiple holes. The tubes may remain in the skull for a few days to ensure full drainage, and avoid a return of the haematoma.

Unfortunately, many people are left with some long-lasting problems after treatment, and recovery can take a long time, therefore it is vital your compensation covers ongoing costs you are likely to experience.

We are known in both the legal and medical field as being experts in brain injury claims and have cases transferred to us because of our specialist knowledge. Brian Barr Solicitors work closely with a number of charities in this area to help support people with all forms of serious and complex conditions, and we are on the panel of trusted legal partners for The Brain Charity.

If your current solicitors are not specialists, then it is important to move to a specialist firm whose expertise is in serious injury litigation sooner rather than later so we can ensure your claim is not undervalued and you get the compensation you deserve. 

Moving solicitors is easy and hassle free, and in cases involving a subdural haematoma, it is vital that you speak to solicitors who deal with these types of neurological medical conditions, who fully understand your disorder and the true impact this has on your life. If not, your claim could be misunderstood and undervalued. You are under no obligation to stay with your current solicitor and are entitled to switch your solicitors for whatever reason you wish whether you feel that you are not going to get the compensation that you deserve or you are simply unhappy with their service.

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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