Head and Brain Injury Solicitors

Specialist Brain Injury Solicitors & Lawyers

Our traumatic brain injury lawyers are here to help individuals who have suffered a traumatic head and brain injury. We specialise in helping people who have suffered a brain injury following an accident or medical negligence. Find out more about our lawyers and how we can help.

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  • “This is an excellent PI team, who are highly respected in the PI sector. Their team includes bright, hard-working solicitors dedicated to achieving successful outcomes for their clients”

  • “Osbornes is a well-regarded personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims.”


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Supporting people with brain injuries

We have helped countless people who suffered a brain injury following an accident or medical negligence. We know the devastation this can have on lives and families. We also know that many organisations work tirelessly for those living with a brain injury. Osbornes Law is proud to support and approve Headway, Headway East London and The Brain Injury Group.

Have the best brain injury solicitors on your side

At Osbornes Law, one of our primary areas of practice is head and brain injury litigation. Our expert team has over 45 years of experience in this area and has secured some of England’s largest compensation settlements.

Head and brain trauma can be very serious or even fatal. These injuries often profoundly affect speech, memory and other cognitive abilities. While many people go on to make a full recovery, some experience significant lifestyle and employment challenges that last a lifetime.

We aim to ensure your long-term recovery. To help us do this, when necessary, we will instruct medical experts who can advise on the longer-term effects of your injury. Our lawyers will then work hard to get you early or interim payments to cover your rehabilitation expenses. In addition to securing you a financial package, our job is to ensure you have access to the best therapists and care providers to help rebuild your quality of life.

For expert advice or to start your claim, please call our specialist brain injury solicitors today.

Our head and brain injury solicitors come recommended

Not only do we have over 45 years of experience in securing millions of pounds of compensation for seriously brain-injured clients, we also have the sensitivity to handle your case with great compassion and care. Independent legal guides consistently rank us among the country’s best head and brain injury claims lawyers. Our lawyers are also specifically accredited by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) for their expertise in brain injury claims.

Working alongside our leading brain injury lawyers, we have other specialist solicitors who can help set up powers of attorney, wills and trusts to manage your compensation. Hence, it is there for you in the future. We usually settle claims on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you’ll only have to pay us in the event that we win.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation on your case. You’re free just to ask us for advice. We are happy to answer all of your questions.

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    • Following a severe car accident, in which I sustained brain and spinal injuries, I needed legal representation to fight my corner. I received the assessments, care and treatments that I so desperately needed. A big warm and heartfelt thank you to Ben and his team.

      Barbara Anita D'Gama

    • I approached Osbornes after being knocked off my bike in a nasty accident that left me with head injuries and other issues, and from the very first inquiry they were very impressive. They are incredibly thorough and committed to their work, and they provided excellent support and information throughout the process.

      Trust Pilot

    • I had head injury in my workplace 4years ago.I am very grateful for Nicola Hall for fantastic work in the past 4years and I am very happy with offer as well!fantastic team best wishes for you!

      Diana Lakatos

    Head & Brain Injury FAQs

    What are the stages of making a head or brain injury claim?

    1. Investigation
    2. Dialogue with opponent and arrangement of interim payments
    3. Rehabilitation and support
    4. Medical assessment into the severity of the brain injury
    5. Other expert evidence
    6. Compensation calculation
    7. Claim settlement or court proceedings

    What are the different types of brain injury claims?

    The brain injury association Headway classifies brain injuries as traumatic or acquired: 

    • A traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head. There are many possible causes, such as a car crash, sporting accident or a fall from height. Injuries may range from a mild concussion to damage that is more wide-ranging and long-lasting, depending on the location, type and severity of the injury. 
    • An acquired brain injury is one that has been there since birth. You may have a claim for compensation if the acquired brain injury was caused by a birth or pregnancy mistake.

    How do I make a brain injury claim?

    The most important step is to contact us as soon as possible. Brain-injured persons often face a range of expenses, from private therapy costs to loss of earnings if they are not able to work. If we are able to build your case early, and show that the defendant is likely to be found liable for your injury, then we can apply to have part of your compensation paid upfront. Early payments can help you access the specialist treatment you need to make the best recovery possible.

    You must meet certain criteria to bring a claim. For example, there must be a defendant who owed you a duty of care, and we must be able to prove that the accident caused your brain injury. 

    Please contact our brain injury specialists for a free initial consultation. We’re excellent listeners, and someone on our team will be happy to assess your claim and advise you how we can help and what you need to do next.

    How long do I have to make a claim?

    You usually have three years to start your claim after a head or brain injury. If the injured person is a child, then you can bring a claim any time before the child turns 21.

    Some of our brain-injured clients are considered Protected Parties. This means they have lost mental capacity to manage the litigation themselves. There’s no time limit to bring a claim if you are mentally incapacitated so, in practical terms, a family member can claim on behalf of a protected loved one many years after the accident. 

    However, even if you think you have plenty of time to bring the claim, it’s best to contact us as soon as possible. Your case turns on the evidence, and you stand a better chance of success if your solicitor is able to speak to witnesses while their memories are still fresh.

    Who will my brain injury claim be against?

    The claim is brought against the person who is responsible for causing your injuries. For example, the defendant could be: 

    • The driver of the vehicle you collided with
    • A local authority, if you slipped and fell in a public place
    • An employer, if you had an accident at work 
    • An NHS Trust, where the injury was caused by birth asphyxiation 
    • The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, if your injuries were caused in a criminal attack

    We can determine where responsibility for the accident lies as we build and shape your claim.

    What is the average compensation amount for head and brain injury claims?

    A financial award can only ever go so far in respect of truly compensating a person who has suffered a serious brain injury. However, the Courts work on the essential principle that compensation should put you in the position you would have been in had the injury not occurred.

    In practical terms, this means that you will be compensated for:

    • Loss of earnings if you had time off work 
    • Future loss of earnings if you cannot return to work at all, or need to work in a reduced capacity 
    • Private medical costs, such as follow-up scans and outpatient appointments 
    • Rehabilitation expenses, such as physiotherapy and speech therapy
    • Care packages, where support is needed to help with daily living tasks 
    • Special adaptations to your home or car to accommodate your new needs 
    • Travel expenses for your trips to attend therapy and medical appointments
    • Pain and suffering caused by the injury – the more serious your injury, the higher the compensation
    • Loss of amenity, which relates to how your quality of life has been affected by the brain injury, such as the loss of hobbies or sports

    As you can imagine, there is no average compensation for brain injury claims. Factors such as someone’s age, career, the severity of their injuries and their long-term care needs will all affect the value of the claim. 

    The advantage of using a specialist brain injury solicitor like Osbornes Law is that we have expert knowledge of this type of injury. We will value your claim accurately to ensure you get the compensation you need to protect your future.

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