Brain Injury Claims: Frequently Asked Questions Guide
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it is likely that you have many important questions that need to be addressed. On this page, we address some common questions about brain injury claims. If you have a question that is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer it for you.
If you would like to find out more information about brain injuries, see our helpful brain injury resources here where you can discover more about the brain as well as the types and effects of brain injury.
Is there a time limit for making a brain injury claim?
In most cases, the time limit for starting Court proceedings for a brain injury claim is three years from the date of the injury. This is known as the ‘limitation date’.
However, to find out about the precise limitation period in the case you are concerned with, professional legal advice should be sought from a firm of solicitors with extensive experience in serious personal injury claims. Sometimes the limitation period can be more or less than 3 years.
How long does it take to settle a brain injury claim?
Brain injury claims can be complex. The length of time it takes to settle a brain injury case can vary depending on many different factors.
For example, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be minor, moderate or severe. Therefore, the implications of a brain injury can vary depending on the level of severity.
It can be challenging to identify the long-term effects that a brain injury may present. Therefore, your solicitor will need various medical reports to help determine the future impact that your injury may have.
This will help clarify the full implications of your injuries to ensure you receive the right amount of compensation and have the right support and rehabilitation in place.
Due to their complexity, it is likely that TBI cases will take longer to resolve than other types of injury cases, as a wide range of evidence is usually required. There may also be a wider range of opinions to assess in respect of the possibility of future improvements and recovery.
However, whilst your claim is ongoing you may be able to secure interim payments that can help in the short term, for example this may be to cover rehabilitation costs or loss of earnings if you are unable to work.
What will my brain injury compensation cover?
Our duty as specialist brain injury solicitors is to maximise your compensation award and put in place the necessary support to maximise your independence and security.
This may include housing adapted to meet your needs, a care team, ranging from support with specific tasks through to a 24/7 support package, access to all the right aids, equipment, accessible transport and rehabilitation.
Our team here at Serious Law will ensure you have access to the best treatment and assistance, alongside long-term support from our specialist team.
How much compensation will I receive for a brain injury claim?
Our team at Serious Law have a successful track record of achieving high compensation for our clients. We understand that brain injuries are devastating and, very often, life-changing injuries.
Therefore, our team fight on your behalf to ensure the compensation you receive reflects your overall situation and will help you to build a more comfortable and financially secure future.
The exact amount of compensation for a brain injury claim can vary and depends on a number of factors. Generally, some of the factors which will be taken into account when calculating brain injury compensation include:
- The severity of the injury and the impact it will have on you. For example, someone who has a serious TBI will receive a higher amount of compensation than someone with a minor or moderate TBI due to the extent of the injury and the associated needs they will have. A serious TBI will require a wide range of therapies aimed at maximising quality of life.
- Any costs associated with your injuries. For example, this may take into account future loss of earnings and expenses occurred as a result of the injury.
To find out more, call us on 0330 058 0377 and talk to our serious injury experts who will be happy to discuss your situation and get to know more about your individual circumstances. This way, we can provide legal advice that is tailored to you and provide you with guidance on the best steps to take going forward.
The most common causes of head and brain injuries
Brain injuries can occur from a variety of different circumstances. Our specialist serious injury solicitors have helped our clients make a brain injury compensation claim due to a variety of different circumstances, some of those including:
Our Brain Injury Accreditations & Relationships
Serious Injury Law is a member of Headway’s ‘Head Injury Solicitors Directory’, which recognises our specialist experience in handling brain injury cases. We are also committed to supporting organisations and charities such as the Child Brain Injury Trust and Brain and Spinal Injury Centre. Further to this, we are a recommended Top Tier Legal 500 firm and are also Lexcel Acceredited. Find out more about our accreditations and relationships.