Unlike most other injuries, a serious head injury does not simply heal in time. Head and brain injuries can have life-altering consequences and can lead to a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes. Victims of head injuries are often seriously affected by these changes, and their ability to complete tasks may suffer.
At Brian Barr Solicitors we provide legal support to those who have been affected by serious head injuries to compensate for this. We understand the physical, emotional and financial challenges that can arise as a result of such injuries, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered a head injury due to an accident that was not your fault, we are well-equipped to assess the circumstances of your injury and advise you on your options, and how to best approach your claim.
If you or someone you love has suffered a head injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to seek compensation to help cover the costs of medical treatment, lost income, and other expenses.
One of the most significant expenses associated with head injuries is medical treatment. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may require hospitalisation, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. After the initial treatment, costs for private medical treatment, and specialist rehabilitation in particular, can add up quickly, placing a significant financial burden on you and your family. Compensation can help cover these expenses, ensuring that you have readily access to the specialist care you need without incurring significant debt.
Head injuries can also result in lost income, as you may be unable to work or may require extended time off to recover. This can be particularly devastating for those who are the primary breadwinners for their families. Compensation can help cover the wages lost as a result of the injury, ensuring that you and your family can maintain a good standard of living while you recover, or indeed going forward if you are not able to return to work.
Head injuries can cause significant pain and suffering, both physical and emotional. You may experience headaches, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and mood changes. Compensation can help provide some measure of relief for these issues, as well as compensate you for the loss of enjoyment of life you may experience as a result of your head injury.
Depending on the severity of the injury, a person may experience a range of emotional and psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, mood swings, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may also experience changes in personality, cognition, and behaviour. Psychological support – such as counselling or group therapy – can help you cope with these challenges, providing you with tools and strategies to manage your symptoms and improve their overall well-being.
People often find that they have physical, cognitive, or sensory limitations following a head injury that affect their ability to perform daily activities. For example, you may require handrails or grab bars in the bathroom or on stairs to improve your mobility and prevent falls. You may also need to modify the layout of your home to improve safety (e.g. are you able to go up stairs alone?). Additionally, you may require adaptive equipment or technology, such as a wheelchair, a lift, or an electronic communication device, to help you perform tasks or communicate with others.
A head injury can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to perform daily life activities, such as bathing, dressing, cooking, and cleaning and you may have limitations that affect your ability to function independently. Whether it is physical or cognitive difficulties, financial assistance can help cover the costs of home care services, adaptive equipment, or other resources that can help you maintain your independence and quality of life. It can also help if a family member has to leave their job to care for you.
If you or someone you love has suffered a head injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, it’s important to speak with an experienced Head Injury Solicitor to plan the most effective approach.
Head injuries can vary greatly in severity, from relatively mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, the symptoms and treatment options can vary significantly. Here are some different types of head injuries:
Every head injury case is unique and therefore we take the time to understand the full impact of the injury, in order to ensure we can build a strong case for compensation.
If you have suffered from a head injury due to an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. A variety of factors can cause a head injury. Many accidents can cause head injuries, but some of the common ones we have experience with are:
The time limit for making a personal injury claim, including a head injury claim, is generally three years from the date of the injury or the date of knowledge of the injury.
If you have suffered a head injury, it’s best to speak to us sooner rather than later in order for us to gather evidence, build a strong case, and file it within the legal time limits.
We are here to help you and our team of head injury specialists will assess your claim and talk you through the process. Once we understand a bit more about how the accident occurred, the consequences and the impact the injury has on your life, we will then be able to advise on how likely you are to have a successful claim and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive. No head injury is ever the same and we will always take the time to advise you on your particular situation.
You don’t need to worry about funding when you choose Brian Barr Solicitors for your Head Injury Claim. We often act for clients under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), otherwise known as a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement. It all depends on whether you have a good chance of winning and we should be able to gauge that very quickly.
A no win no fee agreement is a legal arrangement between a client and their solicitor, where we would agree to only charge you legal fees if the case is successful. If the case is not successful, Brian Barr Solicitors will not charge any legal fees. If your case is successful, we will take a success fee which is usually a percentage of the compensation awarded to the client.
This type of funding arrangement allows you to pursue a claim without having to worry about the financial risk of losing the case and having to pay legal fees. We will always assess the case and determine whether it is likely to be successful before agreeing to take it on under a no win no fee agreement.
Transferring your head injury compensation claim to Brian Barr Solicitors is simple, and we can help you through the process.
As a firm that specialises in serious injury claims, you can trust us to have the expertise to obtain the highest possible amount of compensation for you and your case, so you can get back on your feet after a serious injury.
Contact us today for a no-obligation assessment of your claim. We cover the North West and the whole of England, Wales, and the UK.