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Brain & head injury claims

Specialist Brain Injury Solicitors & Lawyers

"Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."

The Legal 500 2019

Traumatic brain injury can devastate lives and families. For those suffering the effects of a catastrophic brain injury it is essential to obtain early legal advice, to get in place a support network: a package of care and rehabilitation funded by the opponent via a head injury law claim. Legal liability investigations need to be put in place. Early action and legal expertise are necessary. Most cases of brain injury and head injury will be identified by the treating hospital and they will deal with the acute phase of care and treatment.

But there are many head injury cases where there is no damage to the brain itself or the damage is subtle. Here, the extent of the injury is not always appreciated by medical professionals and your head injury lawyer can help to set up the investigations and treatment to get you the support you need. In many other cases there is a lack of coordination and follow up after discharge from hospital and the injured person can be left without support.

Although damage to the brain may be difficult to diagnose, some or all of the following after effects can be apparent:

  • Physical and sensory symptoms: Impaired balance and coordination, hearing and vision, taste and smell, headaches and fatigue
  • Emotional difficulties: onset of anxiety, depression, anger, impulsive behaviour.
  • Cognitive problems: difficulty in speech, processing and memorising information, attention and understanding.

Our head injury lawyers or brain injury lawyers job is to identify the problems caused by head or brain injury, to put in place the necessary treatment and support, and to identify and claim for the losses – past and future – caused by the injury.

This may involve costing and arranging alternative accommodation or property adaptations, specialised equipment, care and therapy. By making a brain or head injury claim, we will secure, the maximum financial care and support package to meet the long term expenses involved.

Stages of making a head injury claim:

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

Why Choose Osbornes head injury lawyers to represent you in your head injury claim and brain injury claim

  • Head and brain  injuries can be complex personal injury claims and should be dealt with by an experienced solicitor. Partners Stuart Kightley and Sophie Davies both specialise in this area.
  • The independent legal directory, Chambers and Partners highlight Stuart as being “well regarded in the personal injury world for his handling of head injury and workplace accident cases”.
  • Expert advice on state benefits and housing you may be entitled to access
  • Access to other specialist solicitors who can help with trusts, wills advice, power of attorney and court of protection advice.

Written by Stuart Kightley

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