Head and Brain Injury Claims
If you have been affected by a head injury or brain injury, we are here to support you.
We understand that this will be an incredibly traumatic time, and for this reason we will take away as much of the responsibility of your claim as we can.
As specialist solicitors, we are accredited by The Law Society and are here to provide you with the support and assistance needed to pursue your claim. Our Solicitors are very much involved with conferences and events that enable leading lawyers and rehabilitation professionals to provide the highest level of service to their clients. Our team also includes a lifetime member of Headway, an association aimed at improving life for people who’ve suffered a brain injury and Brett Dixon who is currently the President of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
For assistance, call us now on 0800 195 95 90 to talk to one of our expert solicitors. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.
How We Can Assist You
Established in 1988, we have extensive experience dealing with life changing head injury and brain injury claims. From this experience, we understand the implications a head or brain injury can have on the everyday life of the victim and those close to them.
The Symptoms And Effects Of Head And Brain Injuries
Being affected by a head injury or a brain injury can have a lasting impact on the lives of people in many ways. In the most serious cases, such injuries can lead to physical problems with movement, balance and speech, and also impairments such as poor memory, limited attention span and personality changes. At Smith Jones, we understand how such changes can dramatically alter the lives of those affected and we are here to support you in making a claim.
When making a head injury claim or a brain injury claim, it is important to consider the ways that you have been affected by the accident. Have you found yourself affected by any of the following?
- Memory impairment
- Problems with movement and balance
- Loss of limb control
- Problems with speech
- Changes in behaviour
It is important to provide us with as much information about the accident as you can. We understand this may be difficult as you will have been through a very traumatic experience, but this should contain as much detail as possible, even things that you may initially think are insignificant.
What Can Be Claimed For?
We are here to support you whether your case involves a clear cut claim for damages, or a complex claim that requires future care and rehabilitation arrangements.
With a team of solicitors who are dedicated to claims of this type and will utilise every aspect of their expertise, we will recover the maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained. With any claim, we will also work to ensure that you are not only fully compensated for the injuries sustained, but also for any other unexpected expenditure too.
When making a claim we will also bear in mind how the accident has affected your everyday life, career, relationships and the lives of those around you.
Examples of what can be claimed for, include:
- The physical injuries you have suffered and the lasting effects of these
- Loss of earnings due to being unable to work, or work at a limited capacity, as a result of the injuries you have suffered
- Unexpected expenses incurred as a result of the injuries you have suffered
- The costs for future care and rehabilitation
- Mobility aids and home modifications
Our Commitment To Improving Life For Those Affected By Head And Brain Injuries
In addition to assisting those affected by head and brain injuries in claiming compensation, we are also committed to improving the lives of those affected. Our team have extensive experience working alongside brain injury case managers and other professionals responsible for protecting the client’s best interests throughout their rehabilitation. Over many years, we have established strong working relationships with these professionals to ensure cases involving a serious injury can move forward in the most efficient way possible to support the client’s recovery. This is highlighted by our role in backing the launch of ‘The Serious Injury Guide’.
In June 2016, in his capacity as Vice President of APIL, Brett Dixon was invited to speak at the APIL ‘Advanced Brain and Spinal Injury Conference’. Brett provides training to other leading lawyers in this area and explains the importance of sharing expertise with other professionals such as medical consultants, scientists, and experts in fields as diverse as spinal cord rehabilitation, cycle helmet safety, brain imaging, traumatically induced strokes, technology developments to assist injured people, and sports injuries.
The most difficult to deal with for the injured person, and their family, are those that are catastrophic in nature. In these situations a lawyer’s skill set is crucial, they need to have a detailed, technical ability in the law, as well as an understanding of the immediate and ongoing needs of the injured person and their family. More so than in any other area, it is important that a lawyer is up to date and knowledgeable in order to handle the case effectively.
That is why Smith Jones, along with myself, are committed to sharing expertise. Without this, or keeping up to date on all the developments in the area, we could not serve our clients at the level that is needed and deserved.’
If you would like to discuss a head injury or brain injury that you have been affected by, we are here to help you. Call us on 0800 195 95 90 to talk to one of our expert solicitors. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.