If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic head injury caused by the negligence of others, the chances are you will need an exceptionally good personal injury lawyer – and that is where we come in.
Our dedicated and skilled personal injury lawyers are experienced in pursuing brain injury claims. We have acted in a large number of high-value claims, achieving million-pound-plus claimant settlements for our clients and making sure they get the help and care they need – now and into the future.
As one of the UK’s leading brain injury claims law firms, we provide a proven and successful combination of sensitive and sympathetic individual attention and exceptionally high quality professional legal standards. We are committed to spending as much time as it takes to get to know and understand our clients and their personal situation, and we keep their best interests at the heart of everything we do.
As a firm, we are proud to be involved with regional and national acquired brain injury charities including Headway and the Brain Injury Group, and we maintain strong, lasting links with acquired brain injury (ABI) communities and self-help groups in West Sussex and beyond.
Brain injury can be caused in a variety of ways, under many different circumstances ranging from oxygen deprivation at birth or a fall from height, road traffic accidents or a seemingly innocuous slip, trip or fall.
Of course, not all accidents result in severe brain damage. The consequences of some incidents may be significantly less serious including concussion, severe headaches or relatively minor cognitive problems such as short-term memory loss. Certain injuries, however, such as frontal lobe injury and diffuse axonal injury, are far more extensive and can be devastating, resulting in a sufferer’s long-term disability that requires a lifetime of care and support.
Whatever the cause of brain injury, the necessary treatment, therapy and rehabilitation may be lengthy – it is important to recognise and accept there is no instant, quick-fix solution – and not only the mental and physical health but also the financial well-being of a brain injury victim is likely to come under severe strain with their inevitable loss of earnings adding personal and family stress to their situation.
Our specialist brain injury lawyers have access to independent, healthcare-trained case managers who are able to assess and manage your treatment and rehabilitation needs in a timeframe that best suits you. Informed by your case manager, our lawyers can then negotiate to ensure you receive an appropriate level of interim funding to pay for specialist treatment, as and when you need it.
We can also liaise with benefits specialists to review your entitlement to state benefits and make sure you get the full amount of financial support to which you are entitled while you are incapacitated.
Our personal injury department is experienced in dealing with brain injury claims of all sizes and complexity, including incidents resulting in catastrophic and life-changing injuries. We are highly respected, both by clients and by our professional peers, highly rated (Band One) in Chambers and Partners’ prestigious directory of UK legal practitioners, and hold comprehensive Law Society accreditation for top-level quality control, reflecting our commitment to the highest standards of client service.
“Following a traumatic motorcycle accident, I found myself in unfamiliar territory and in the need of a personal injury lawyer. From my first phone call to George Ides, I was in no doubt that they would be best team to handle my case, guiding me not only through the legal but also the rehabilitation process, I was always in good hands. Paul is a consummate professional, incredibly thoughtful and compassionate, but at the same time ensuring that I had the best advice and in a timely manner, a heart felt thank you, Paul.” Kate Buttriss
Of course, in itself a financial settlement cannot restore the health of an accident victim – but it can pay for the crucial rehabilitation resources that give you the best possible chance of making a full recovery as soon as possible. At every stage of your claim we will strive to ensure you receive compensation at the earliest opportunity, to pay for your ongoing care and support as well as other needs such as housing and any specialist or mobility equipment you may need.
If required, our experienced private client lawyers can help and advise on Court of Protection matters or act as an official deputy to represent your interests, while our trusts and investment teams are on hand to set up a personal injury trust to manage and administer your financial award.
Once your claim has been settled, our qualified financial advisors can provide expert professional investment advice tailored to your specific circumstances, to ensure the best-possible management and use of the compensation you have been awarded.
If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury at the hands of others, or you would like to know more about how our highly-respected personal injury team could help, call us on 01243 786668, email our specialists directly, or write to us in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two main types of brain injury that can be claimed for: traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury. Acquired brain injury is the blanket term for any kind of brain injury that was suffered after birth. Traumatic brain injury specifically refers to injuries causing an alteration to brain function by external force.
There are actually many ways to suffer a brain injury: from physical trauma through to swelling of the brain or even lack of oxygen. They can happen as a result of car accidents, falls, during surgery or for many other reasons.
Typically, yes, there is a three year time limit for starting legal proceedings for a brain injury claim – the same as any other type of personal injury.
This can vary enormously and depends on a wide range of factors, including the severity of the brain injury and the ways that it has affected your life.
Once again this can depend on the complexity of the case. It may be that once the case is submitted, the other side admits fault and there is no need to go court.
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