Head injury claims

Head Injuries are sometimes obvious but there are many occasions where the effects of a head injury can be subtle and difficult to spot or diagnose.

We will look carefully at your injuries and where we suspect a brain injury, investigate thoroughly.

Our expertise in advising brain injured clients

Neille Ryan, Partner and Head of Personal Injury at Furley Page is recognised by the National Brain Injury Charity, Headway, for his expertise in acting for brain injured Claimants.

Headway work to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services to help people better understand and cope with the effects of brain injury. This includes helping Claimants to find specialist solicitors to deal with their brain injury case.

In order to claim, someone else must have been at least partly to blame for your head injury – to put that another way, there has to be a person or organisation against whom to bring your claim.

No win, no fee head injury claims

We will assess your prospects of success at the outset and whether or not we can run your case on a no win no fee basis.

The vast majority of our clients instruct us no win no fee and you can learn more about this by visiting no win no fee injury claims explained.

We like to encourage early intervention and cooperation with Defendant insurers to facilitate Immediate Needs Assessments.

Compensation for brain injuries

Damages in brain injury cases can include compensation for rehabilitation and treatment, aids and equipment, care and assistance, adapted accommodation, lost earnings and transport costs.

The most important thing for a Claimant to understand is that we, as specialist brain injury solicitors, recognise that while the pace at which the claim proceeds is important; an early settlement often presents vulnerable Claimants with unacceptable risks.

We prefer to concentrate on a thoroughly investigated, costed and proven compensation package which aims to restore, as best as possible, your quality of life.

Time limits on head injury claims

The time within which you must bring your claim is restricted – known as your “limitation period.”

If you have mental and legal capacity then your limitation period is 3 years from the date of the accident or event which caused your injury.

If there isn’t a single event or the event is hard to pin down to a particular date (say yours is an acquired brain injury suffered through poisoning, infection or disease) then the 3 years runs from the date when you knew, or ought to have known that you could bring a claim.

If you don’t have mental capacity then the 3 years can’t start to run until you do acquire that capacity, if at all.

If you lack legal capacity, say because you are under the age of 18, then the 3 years only start to run once legal capacity is acquired. So in the case of a child under 18, the limitation period will expire on the child’s 21st birthday.

If your brain injury requires a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority then the deadline is 2 years from the date of the crime.

Choose Furley Page for brain injury claims

Neille Ryan, Partner and Head of Personal Injury at Furley Page is recognised by the National Brain Injury Charity, Headway, for his expertise in providing legal advice on head and brain injury compensation claims.

Furley Page is an accredited APIL practice. Our personal injury lawyers are professionally accredited and have satisfied comprehensive criteria in managing personal injury claims.

Our initial discussion about your claim is always given for free. Contact Neille Ryan  to find out how he can help you make a claim for brain injury.

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