Child head injury claims
Stuart Kightley Partner
The consequences of a head or brain injury to a child and their family can be life-changing for both the child and their family. Child head injury can happen in many different ways but in our experience is most common as a result of road collisions or accidents in public places. In some cases, a head injury can occur as the result of an assault, for example when a young child or baby is deliberately shaken or ill-treated.
The psychological and emotional effects of the injury will often impact the behaviour and learning capacity of the child as well as throw up different challenges the rest of the family will need to deal with. The head injury will also mean that you may have to make decisions on medical treatments, rehabilitation options and schooling at what will be an emotionally draining time.
The role of a child head injury lawyer is not simply to recover compensation for the injury. Although this is important to meet the child’s future needs, a specialist solicitor will also focus on rehabilitation, supporting the family to establish what special educational needs the child may need; considering making a referral to a brain injury case manager and also by putting the family in touch with support groups of individuals who have been through a similar experience.
Advising a family whose child has experienced a head injury is an extremely specialised field. It is crucial to get advice from an experienced child brain injury lawyer who has the knowledge, sensitivity and understanding to give the reassurance that the family needs in making a child brain injury claim.
Our senior lawyers have considerable experience in dealing with child head injury claims. On taking on your case they will focus on putting in place an appropriate care plan straight away, by making sure you have access to all necessary rehabilitation, investigations and therapies. Your lawyer will also work to secure an interim payment for you which will secure ongoing rehabilitation for the child and meet any immediate housing or care needs.
Our lawyers will make sure that your child has access to specialist paediatric experts. They will be able to advise on the prognosis for recovery or improvement and on future care needs and treatment.
When it comes to financial compensation, it can take a long while for a child to adjust to the aftermath of a head injury and the financial settlement should await the outcome of that adjustment process so as to achieve the right level of compensation. With this in mind, our lawyers will work at securing an interim payment to make sure you are not under any financial pressure.
We understand choosing a lawyer is a big decision and would be very happy to have a no-obligation conversation with you and to answer any questions you may have. Do contact Stuart Kightley, partner and specialist child head injuries lawyer. Please note that anything you discuss with Stuart will always be in the strictest of confidence.
"They punch well above their weight. The quality of service they provide equals that of any of the larger top-name firms in this area"
A niche firm that punches well above its weight in the catastrophic injury sector, borne out by the quality of work they obtain.
Ben Posford is one of London’s best catastrophic injury lawyers, in my view. He is a real brain injury specialist.
Excellent coverage of personal injury, and traumatic brain injury. There is a real specialism in claimants who do not speak English as a first language.
The group is noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity.
"A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."
"An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."
"Ben Posford is a hugely experienced solicitor who approaches his cases with confidence and realism."
"Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms."
"A superb boutique catastrophic injury firm."
"Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."
"Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."
"superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."
Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
"Rob Aylott is a top-class litigator who has an unrivalled knowledge of catastrophic personal injury. A ferocious eye for detail means that quantum claims are always maximised and every angle analysed in liability cases."
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
"Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."
"They have an expanding profile in personal injury and clinical negligence and offer a superb, broad service in accidents abroad, enabled by their recruitment of bilingual legal executives who can guide non-English speakers through complex litigation."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."
"Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."
"Stuart is also very experienced in advising on fatal accidents and workplace accidents."
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
"Stephanie Prior... manages a varied caseload, including obstetric claims, child and adult brain injury cases and fatal and non-fatal spinal cord injury cases."
"Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."
"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 hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."
"Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."
"Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."
Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
"I have found Osbornes to be thorough, clear and understanding from the initial call. They do exactly what they say they will and with passion! I would recommend them to anyone".
Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.
Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.
They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous
Ben Posford is 'exceptional and a real expert in the field of catastrophic injury'.
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
"Ben Posford is singled out for his expertise in high-level catastrophic claims, particularly his handling of devastating brain and spinal injuries"
Head & Brain Injury FAQs
What are the stages of making a head or brain injury claim?
- Dialogue with opponent and arrangement of interim payments
- Rehabilitation and support
- Medical assessment into the severity of the brain injury
- Other expert evidence
- Compensation calculation
- Claim settlement or court proceedings
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Sophie Davies Partner
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