No win, no fee brain and head injury compensation claims
Be represented by a highly-experienced head and brain injury lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful
Brain and head injury claims
Head and brain injuries can have a serious and lasting impact not only on the lives of the victim, but also those close to them, so it is crucial to have the right network of specialised support.
When making a head or brain injury compensation claim through our specialist team at Hudgell Solicitors, you will be provided with immediate support and guidance, whilst our lawyers work to ensure the earliest possible rehabilitation care and financial assistance.
Our solicitors have represented hundreds of clients across England and Wales who have suffered injuries ranging from mild head injuries to life-changing brain injuries, for which dedicated packages of long-term financial support, and physical and psychological treatment and care, are secured.
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We recognise that no amount of compensation can ever turn back the clock in cases involving a serious head or brain injury.
This is is why our brain injury compensation lawyers not only focus on maximum possible damages settlement for clients, but at all times strive to secure access to the best treatment and ongoing support.
A Personal Support Package is put in place for all clients to meet their own individual specific needs, and we put rehabilitation at the forefront of our work – from arranging medical assessments and treatment to rehabilitation, physiotherapy and mental health support.
Priority is immediate help
We always seek to provide immediate practical help, such as speaking to employers, lenders and insurers on your behalf.
We also pursue interim payments from defendants, well before long-running cases are fully settled, to provide the care support required, and to fund required home adaptations
Our team can often signpost clients to valuable support, such as introducing them to ‘buddies’ – others who have suffered similar injuries and experienced the ‘journey’ to recovery, or charities which can provide vital support.
We also make it a priority to plan long-term, as not only do we focus on securing the highest possible damages settlement, but we also provide access to independent investment advice after settlement to make sure compensation supports not only immediate needs, but also for the years ahead.
Causes of serious head injuries
Serious head injuries can be suffered in a wide range of circumstances, and at Hudgell Solicitors we have expert lawyers who specialize in claims relating to specific scenarios.
Below are some common areas of compensation claims relating to head or brain injury cases:
Meet our ambassador Paul
For those who suffer serious brain and head injuries, our ambassador Paul Spence, a serious brain injury survivor who runs the community support charity P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery, is available to offer his first-hand experience and advice.
His charity provides a free community service offering support, guidance and education to individuals and families affected by acquired brain injury.
The charity not only has a positive impact on service users, but also on their families.
Our client stories
Ensuring you get the Serious Injury compensation you deserve
Talented teenage musician who suffered traumatic brain injury after being hit by car on zebra crossing takes her place at music college after being supported through recovery
When 14-year-old Jada Marsh was hit by a car on a zebra crossing on her way home from school and thrown twenty-feet into the air, it seemed as though her ambition of becoming a professional musician may have ended. Jada landed on her steel violin case and lay in the road drifting in and out […]
Teenager suffered brain injury and cardiac arrest when starved of oxygen as doctors tried to stop bleeding after having tonsils removed
A Hospital Trust has admitted ‘breach of duty’ in a medical negligence claim and has made changes to how patients are cared for after a teenage boy was left starved of oxygen as doctors tried to stop bleeding following the removal of his tonsils. Corey Wilkinson, of Grimsby, had his tonsils removed at Diana Princess […]
£1m damages settlement secured for 21-year-old man who suffered brain injury in car accident as a child
A 21-year old man who suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident as a child has now been awarded £1m compensation to ensure he can access and fund any support required in later life. The man was represented by Hudgell Solicitors’ Serious Injury Manager Samuel McFadyen, a specialist in supporting people who suffer […]
How to make a brain & head injury claim
Make a claim in seven easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
We will arrange an Immediate Needs Assessment and invite your opponent’s insurers to fund any treatment or further support that you require.
Letter Of Claim
We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.
Prepare Claim Valuation
We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.
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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.
What if my loved one doesn’t have the capacity to claim?
If the person suffering from a brain or head injury is not able to manage their own claim, then a trusted friend or relative can do this on their behalf.
In doing so they will adopt the role and responsibilities as if they were the claimant themselves. In other words, they take on the role of ‘Litigation Friend’ under a duty to act in the victim’s best interests.
Is there a time limit on making a head injury compensation claim?
For most personal injury claims you must issue legal proceedings within three years of the accident. There are exceptions to this rule, for example, if a child suffers a head injury then they have three years from when they turn 18 to issue proceedings.
If, however, a person is not able to manage their own legal affairs due to mental incapacity, then there is no time limit for bringing a head or brain injury claim.
How much compensation will I get for a head injury claim?
The damages amounts awarded in personal injury cases can vary significantly, but head and brain injury cases usually result in higher compensation settlements due to the long-term impact on an individual’s life.
The compensation awarded reflects the severity of the injury, the pain and suffering endured and potentially long term pain and suffering, together with financial losses that have been or will be sustained in the future.
Factors that influence the amount of compensation awarded include:
- The severity of your injuries and pain suffered.
- The impact of the brain injury.
- Level of income prior to the accident and future loss of earnings.
- Possible loss of enhanced income due to lost opportunity for wage increases or promotion.
- Costs of future professional care.
- Costs of any home adaptations / equipment required.
- Private treatment for neurological rehabilitation.
- Past and present travel expenses.
To discover how much head injury compensation our previous clients have received, read our client stories.
How will Hudgells help me through my claim?
Once you get in touch, we’ll arrange a free, confidential chat to discover more about the circumstances of how the accident happened, the severity of head or brain injury and the impact it has had on everyday life.
If your case is taken on, at no cost to you, we will instruct professionals to provide assessments as to the physical, emotional, and psychological impact the brain or head injury has had, gathering any supporting evidence to support the claim.
We offer our client full access to independent medical experts as well as other help, advice and support networks that we have established.
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