Brain and Head Injuries

It is thought that around 1 million people in the UK suffer some sort of head injury every year and, while most of these are relatively minor and will heal perfectly well, this isn’t always the case. If you have suffered a brain or head injury in an accident that was not your fault, you might be entitled to some compensation – so it’s a good idea to seek specialist legal advice at an early stage.

Claiming for somebody else

You can make a personal injury claim on behalf of someone else who has suffered a brain or head injury, such as a person under the age of 18 or someone who has been left disabled by the injury and so cannot make the claim on their own.

Time limits

You need to be aware of the time limits involved with making a personal injury claim for compensation for a head or brain injury. This usually needs to be done within three years of the incident. If the accident was so severe that the person died from it, the three year deadline starts from the date of their death, even if that was some time after the accident.

There are, however, exceptions made for children, for whom the three year limit doesn’t start to run until they are 18. Also, if you only become aware of a head or brain injury sometime after the accident, the three years starts from the diagnosis of that injury.

The claim

To make a claim for a brain or head injury, you are going to need help from a personal injury solicitor. They will handle the claim on your behalf, gathering the relevant evidence and making sure that your case runs smoothly.

Evidence in your case might include a report of the accident and a medical report detailing your injuries. If you are successful in your personal injury claim against the relevant party, you will be awarded compensation. The amount of compensation you get will be based on your loss of earnings, as well as any expenses you have incurred as a result of the head or brain injury.

Who should I claim against?

The person or organisation you will need to claim against does vary (for instance, if the accident was at work, it might be your employer). Rest assured our personal injury solicitors will make sure you claim against the right party.

Making your claim

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