Brain injury claims can be some of the most complex personal injury claims because of how a brain injury might affect an individual, both at the time of the injury and in the future.
The vast majority of brain injuries are caused by road traffic accidents, however brain injury claims result from a wide range of causes, from criminal injury such as assault, medical negligence (as in the case of cerebral hypoxia, birth injuries or delays in treating stroke) – or as a result of accidents at work.
Brain injuries may also result from sports injury and accidents caused by poor training methods, practice or sports equipment failures – as well as unnecessary use of force on the playing field.
Serious brain injury caused by an impact such as in a car accident, fall or assault is called Traumatic Brain Injury, referred to as TBI.
Head and brain injury can lead to long-term disability, including paralysis, speech impairment, sight loss and mobility problems.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors are one of the leading firms of claims solicitors specialising in no win no fee, otherwise known as conditional fee agreements, brain injury claims in England and Wales.
The Duncan Lewis brain injury claims team has considerable expertise in representing clients with high-value brain injury claims, as well as claims involving mild, moderate or severe concussion which occurred as a result of another party’s negligence.
The type of brain injury claims Duncan Lewis solicitors can advise on include:
Duncan Lewis no win no fee claims solicitors can also advise on:
Because the prognosis for a patient with brain injury may change, it is important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible following diagnosis of brain injury caused by negligence, so that any claim can be assessed accurately.
There is usually a three-year limitation period for making no win no fee brain injury claims. (Three years for civil claims)
Children who suffer brain injury before the age of 18 can make a claim for brain injury compensation up to the age of 21 – your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor can advise parents or guardians on how to make a brain injury claim on behalf of a child before they reach the age of 18 by acting as a child’s Litigation Friend.
Any claim for brain injury compensation will take into account how the injury is likely to affect an individual in the future – including their ability to work and earn a living and any ongoing care or rehabilitation needs Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors always press for maximum compensation in brain injury claims – and can also advise on access to welfare benefits, as well as rehabilitation, speech therapy, adaptations to the home and mobility aids (and assistive devices.)
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors usually accept brain injury claims on a no win no fee basis., otherwise known as a Conditional Fee Agreement.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors have offices across England and Wales – call 033 3772 0409 and ask to speak to a member of the personal injury team to discuss making a brain injury claim. A family member can contact us if a loved one has suffered a brain injury caused by negligence and is unable to call.
Your Duncan Lewis solicitor will offer supportive legal advice during the claims process – and will assess the value of your brain injury claim to make sure the compensation awarded will meet your needs now and in the future, so that you can start to rebuild your life.