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Head Injury Claims
If you or a loved one have suffered a head or brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for your injuries. At JMW, we understand the many sensitivities and issues surrounding a serious head or brain injury.
Our specialist, partner-led team can help you pursue claims for serious head injuries that have occurred as a result of another party’s negligence. We have the legal experience needed to appropriately deal with these complex cases and ensure that the final outcome sees our client able to lead a happy, healthy life.
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How JMW Can Help
We are specialists in advising, representing and supporting individuals who have sustained serious, life-changing brain injuries through the negligence of another person’s actions. Not only will we ensure you receive the highest amount of compensation possible by taking you through every step of the claims process, we will also ensure you have access to some of the best support and rehabilitation available.
Head injuries can be extremely serious and can cause long-term debilitation. Anyone who has sustained a head injury will undoubtedly require extensive specialist medical treatment and have a high-quality recovery and rehabilitation plan in place that will provide ongoing care and support.
The team has many years of experience dealing with serious head injuries and is able to bring that experience to bear on behalf of clients. It allows us to seek the highest possible compensation for our clients, paving the way for them to lead the life they deserve.
Our extensive experience means we are well prepared to deal with claims for all kinds of accidents, including:
- Road traffic accidents
- Falls from height
- Workplace accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents in the home
We take on a range of head injury cases and will be able to help with your claim, so get in touch today to discuss your needs. Our experience is wide-ranging and previous cases have involved dealing with injuries such as skull fractures, lacerations to the head or scalp, severe damage from bumps to the head and severe head trauma.
How Making a Head Injury Claim Will Help
Our aim is to ensure that the life of you or a loved one following a brain injury is as close as possible to the life lived before the incident. Making a claim for compensation is part of this process because not only can it provide a sum to compensate you for your pain and suffering, it can also cover the cost of medical expenses, helping to pay for the best treatment and rehabilitation. It will also cover the financial impact of your injury, such as any earnings you may have lost as a result of your injury.
We will do everything within our power to help, and we have excellent contacts with many medical professionals who can help you adapt to life with a head injury. We have also produced a visual guide to help you return to work once you have made a sufficient recovery. Take a look at our advice here.
How Brain Injuries Can Affect Different Types of People
Many people can be affected by unexpected brain injuries, which can have a lasting effect on their behaviour and mental state. Brain injuries affect patients in different ways, depending on their age and gender.
Here, JMW shows some of the effects that a brain injury can cause to different individuals, and how this may impact their lives afterwards.
Click on the image to view the infographic.
Spotlight on Brain Injury
Sustaining a serious injury such as a brain injury is extremely distressing for those involved. A single incident can have a long-lasting impact on the lives of those affected, impacting both their personal and professional endeavours.
Unless you or a loved one have experienced a brain injury first hand, it is not uncommon for people to know very little about the condition. To read more about brain injuries click on the image below.
What are the effects of a head injury?
The effects of a head injury vary depending on its cause and severity and, fundamentally, no two head injuries are the same, and no two injuries will have the same impact on the person who sustained the injury. If you’ve sustained a head injury, the impact it has on your life depends on what part of the brain has been damaged. Some of the most common effects of a head injury are:
- Cognitive function - problems with cognitive functions, such as memory loss and reduced ability to solve problems, multitask or plan, can impact an individual’s ability to function independently
- Motor function - reduced mobility due to a decline in physical abilities, which can mean an individual is reliant on others to help them with everyday activities
- Emotional function - damage to the brain can result in behavioural changes, including mood swings, depression, apathy and a lack of personal awareness
For more information on the effect of a head injury, visit the Headway website.
Are there any time limits on making a head injury claim?
An individual has a maximum of three years, under English and Welsh law, to make a claim for a head injury caused by an accident. In certain circumstances, such as being injured in an industrial accident, you may be able to claim after this period.
Can I make a claim on someone's behalf?
If a friend or family member is too seriously injured to make a claim, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and pursue a head injury claim on their behalf. A litigation friend is responsible for making decision in respect of the injured party's claim.
Unhappy With How A Solicitor Has Handled Your Claim? Switch to JMW Solicitors
If you have approached another solicitor regarding your claim and are dissatisfied with the legal advice you have been given, or the lack of communication about your case, we are happy to take on your claim and provide you with the high-quality service you deserve.
We have helped several clients who have experienced poor quality service and inadequate advice from other solicitors. Those who have switched their case to JMW have commented on our personable approach and our willingness to communicate on a regular basis.
Our team is here to discuss your case and the options available to you. We can advise you on what to do next and will handle any necessary arrangements with your current solicitor.
If you or a member of your family have suffered head injuries following an accident of any type, our team can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Speak to our legal professionals today on 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and someone will be in touch.