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No win, no fee brain and head injury compensation claims

No win, no fee

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

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Brain and head injury claims

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.

Please download a full copy of our Life Changing Injury Handbook.


Specialist support

Specialist support

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.

Read how we have supported Lewis Foster, who suffered a brain injury in a motorbike accident, aged 17.


Hudgell Solicitors Personal Injury Lawyers

Priority is immediate help

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

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:

Matt Burke accident at work

Meet our ambassador Paul

Meet our ambassador

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

Client stories

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How to make a brain & head injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in seven easy steps

Step 1

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.

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Step 2


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.

Step 3


We will arrange an Immediate Needs Assessment and invite your opponent’s insurers to fund any treatment or further support that you require.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

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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Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
1 Stars
Calista Harrison
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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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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