Brain Injury Claims Solicitors
At NewLaw our main aim is to ensure that you are provided with all the support and help you need to get the care, treatment and financial assistance you deserve, both in the short and long term. The lawyers in the team, and our dedicated Welfare Managers, will work with you from the outset to make the process as straightforward as possible.
We will bring in a team of experts to work with you to help you adjust and make your life as easy as possible. We will work with a range of specialists to ensure that you receive the right help at the right time including:
- brain injury medical specialists
- care experts
- employment experts
- case managers
- support workers
- therapy providers
- Court of Protection advice
We have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for our clients to date. But more importantly, we have, through securing proper compensation, been able to provide care, treatment and support for victims and their families, enabling them to improve the quality of their lives.
We are active members of Headway and the Child Brain Injury Trust and are members of their specialist panels, recommended for representing clients who have a brain injury.The sooner you contact us, the more chance we have of ensuring your claim is successful.
What is Brain Injury
According to the national charity Headway, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head (head injury). There are many possible causes, including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home or at work.
Who is affected by Traumatic Brain Injury?
Statistically, the most common sufferers of traumatic brain injury are young men in road traffic accidents. However, it can happen to anyone at any time. TBI can occur from road traffic accidents, falls, blunt trauma to the head (something falling and hitting you) and assaults, amongst other things.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of brain injury are many and varied. How the injury affects someone depends on which part of the brain is injured and how severe the injury is. It also depends on the individual themselves. However, some of the more common symptoms are as follows:
- memory problems
- executive problems
- cognitive Problems
- behavioural problems
- inability to initiate or execute tasks
- inability to motivate yourself
- physical problems
- speech problems
- motor function difficulties
- reduced insight into the effects of the accident
- impaired social skills
What you can do?
Seeking expert treatment for your injuries as soon as possible after the accident is very important. Studies suggest that the sooner rehabilitation is put in place for someone with a brain injury, the better their eventual recovery. Traditionally, it has been thought that people will continue to recover up to about three years after the accident and then that recovery will plateau. However, more recent studies have suggested that recovery will take place beyond this time frame and that late rehabilitation from an expert provider is better than no rehabilitation at all.
How can claiming for compensation help me?
Claiming compensation will give you access to the best rehabilitation providers and maximise your recovery following the accident. The NHS provides excellent care at the acute stage following an injury, but long term rehabilitation, especially in the community, can be lacking. Making a successful claim for compensation will mean funding is made available for a range of expert input including:
- brain injury case management
- occupational therapy
- support workers
- accommodation experts
- transportation experts
- Court of Protection and Deputy advice
We are accredited solicitors of Headway Legal services provider for
The Brain Injury Association Child Brain Injury