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HEAD / BRAIN INJURY CLAIMS

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury, you will need expert lawyers to guide you through the claim and rehabilitation process. Please contact us for a free no obligation, head or brain injury consultation to see if we can help you with your case. We will listen to your concerns and provide you with our expert initial advice.

What is a head or brain injury?

There are many types of brain injury, which may have been caused by trauma to the head or body. Brain injury could be as a consequence of medical negligence or following an accident. It can happen to people of all walks of life, and to adults as well as children. In nearly all scenarios, a serious brain injury can result in devastating consequences for the injured person and their family. In other cases, having a head or brain injury may not be as catastrophic, but it will still have an impact on the injured person. Some examples of causes of brain injury are listed below:-

  • An accident
  • Traumatic birth
  • Meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • A tumour
  • Surgical errors
  • A criminal injury

There are other causes of head and brain injury that are not listed above. In the majority of cases, a serious head or brain injury will result in impaired cognitive function and could leave a person struggling to cope with day to day life. If you, or a member of your family, are suffering from a head or brain injury, and you are not sure whether there is a claim, please get in touch with us and we can help guide you.

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How can making a claim help me?

Sadly, making a claim cannot turn back the clock and take away the injury. Whilst we investigate the case, we will quickly consider whether you may benefit from rehabilitation. We will then look to secure funding from your opponent to pay for the cost of private treatment and care to ensure you have the best chance of getting your life back on track. In appropriate cases it could also mean securing important adaptations to your home, specialist equipment, educational assistance, or even a case manager to assist you.

If a claim is successful, we will recover compensation to reflect the injury, which could include compensation for any physical bodily injuries, impaired brain function, as well as the psychological impact of living with a brain injury. We will also obtain compensation for any financial losses suffered as a consequence of the brain injury. Financial compensation could include things such as loss of earnings, the cost of someone caring for you, treatment costs, and indeed any losses that are reasonably linked to the negligence or accident, which may include compensation to cover for your future needs.

Why choose Girlings?

Our lawyers are experts in head and brain injury claims. We have many years of experience in dealing with head and brain injury cases, and have a track record in securing significant compensation for clients suffering with head and brain injury. Our firm is listed in the Solicitors’ Director of ‘Headway’ (one of the leading charities in the UK for people suffering with head injury), and our Managing Director is a member of ‘Headway’. We also hold accreditation and membership with other charitable as well as non-charitable organisations.

Our first priority is always to act in the best interest of the client. We understand that everyone is an individual and each case is different. This means that our advice will always be bespoke to the client’s individual circumstances and needs.

We have access to a large panel of medical experts who we can instruct to ensure you have the best team possible to advise you along the way.

When you contact us, we will discuss your case sensitively before advising whether we can help you under a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

What is ‘no win no fee’?

A ‘no win no fee’ agreement is a way to fund a brain injury claim, which enables people to access justice who may otherwise not be able to afford to pay for solicitors’ costs privately. It can also be used to fund other cases.

In a nutshell, under a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, if the claim is not successful then there is nothing to pay towards your solicitors’ costs. If the claim is successful, your solicitors’ costs will be recovered from your opponent, but you will have to pay a percentage out of your compensation as a ‘success fee’. Before you sign up to a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, we will of course explain the full workings of it with you so that you fully understand the full terms and conditions before we start the claim process. We will also assess whether or not the claim can be funded by some other method and answer any questions you may have.

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How long do I have to make a claim?

An injured person usually has 3 years from either the date of the accident, or from the first date he / she could have know there is a case. However, if the injured person does not have mental capacity or is a child, then the timeframe could be a lot longer. Unfortunately, it is not always straight forward deciding how long a person may have to pursue a claim, so it is usually best to discuss this with us.

How do you start a claim?

Contact us and we can discuss this with you. We can be contacted by telephone (01227 828299), email (personal@girlingspersonalinjury.co.uk), by completing the Contact Form, or by starting a live chat. If you would prefer, you could also write to us; our address is

Girlings Personal Injury Claims Ltd,
4th Floor,
Newingate House,
16-17 Lower Bridge Street,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT1 2LG.

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