Brain Injury Claims
Our specialist brain injury solicitors, Garan Treharne and Lee Matthews have extensive experience in achieving excellent results in complex brain injury cases. We are approved by Headway as specialist brain injury solicitors and are listed under Headway's solicitor panel for Wales.
Our brain injury solicitors understand the importance of getting the right treatment and rehabilitation in place – and as quickly as possible – to ensure the best quality of life after suffering a brain injury. We can recommend our carefully-chosen, trusted partners in rehabilitative care and support, who can help start the recovery process, including treatment and assessment, even before your claim has been settled.
Whatever your needs and whatever your claim following a brain injury, contact us now to find out how we can help.
What is a brain injury?
Headway defines a brain injury as damage to the brain from trauma to the head. The consequences of a brain injury can be devastating for the injured person and their family, and can result in memory, concentration, language and communication problems. The impact of a brain injury can vary depending on the type and severity of the injury.
How Do I Make A Brain Injury Claim?
Every brain injury claim is unique, and we’ll carefully review your case details to ensure we achieve the best results for you. The five main steps for making a claim are:
1. Get in touch
For a free, no-obligation chat about your or your family member's claim, contact us on 01443 223265
or use our online enquiry form.
2. Funding options
If we think you or your family member have a claim, we’ll help determine the best funding arrangements for you, which could well include a “no win, no fee” agreement.
We contact the party likely to be responsible for your claim, to notify them and ask them to consider funding your rehabilitation. We will also explore other rehabilitation options to assist you at this stage.
4. Obtaining records
We’ll request copies of you or your family member’s medical records to help us identify the severity of the injury, and its impact on your or your family member’s life.
5. Expert opinion
We’ll ask medical and non-medical experts such as engineers to prepare reports about the case. The reports will help us value and prove the claim.
Who Will Pay My Legal Fees?
If we think you have a strong claim, we will find a way to fund it for you. The four main funding options available are:
1. ‘No win, no fee’ agreement, otherwise known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)
2. Legal Expenses Insurance
3. Paying privately
Find out more about the funding options available by contacting us on 01443 223265.
What Happens If My Claim Is Successful?
Protecting your means-tested benefits
Your financial circumstances change when you receive compensation after becoming seriously injured. This means your means-tested benefits may be at risk. However, you can protect your entitlement to benefits by setting up a personal injury trust. Our specialist brain injury solicitors will be happy to advise you if this is relevant to your circumstances.
Investing your compensation requires careful thought and often specialist advice. We can recommend an appropriate adviser to help you if required.
In many claims for head and brain injury compensation, your current medical situation and future prospects may be improved by receiving appropriate medical treatment including surgery, physiotherapy, counselling or care at the earliest opportunity, rather than waiting for the claim to be concluded. We have arrangements with providers of rehabilitation services to ensure your recovery starts as soon as possible.
How Much Brain Injury Compensation Will I Receive?
Brain injuries have serious consequences for both the injured person and their loved ones. No amount of money can ever truly provide adequate compensation for the devastating effects of a severe brain injury. However, compensation can help you to manage the consequences by funding much needed care, treatment and therapy, alleviating financial hardship and improving quality of life.
The amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on the severity of your injury, and the impact it’s had on your personal life and career, and will take into account any financial losses you have suffered.