How much is my brain injury claim worth?
Brain injuries can be catastrophic and life-changing. So even where a full recovery may be possible, victims can receive substantial compensation payments. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for my brain injury?
We offer No Win No Fee compensation claims to 98% of our customers, so you won't have to pay Claims Direct any money up front. We only get a fee when we win you rightful compensation. This is a safe and easy way of doing things for many people, as it takes the risk out of pursuing your claim.
Will I have to have a medical for my brain injury claim?
In the most serious brain injury cases, hospital records will usually offer all the evidence we need. In less severe cases, you may need to see a specialist at our expense, who will provide evidence about your injury, and also say how long they think it will take for you to recover. This enables us to claim rightful compensation on your behalf, to help you get the financial support you will need.
Will I have to go to court for a brain injury claim?
In brain injury cases where millions of pounds in compensation are at stake, a court hearing is possible. However, in less severe cases, where fault isn't in doubt, it is more usual for lawyers to sort it out with the ‘at fault' party's insurers. We also understand how difficult a brain injury can make life for victims and their families, so we will always do everything to make life easier for you, including asking for early payments to help you avoid financial problems.
What sort of brain injuries can I claim for?
There are four main types of brain injury. These are:
- Closed head injuries: where a massive impact has damaged the brain but left the skull intact
- Open head injuries: Where the skull has been split open and the brain itself damaged directly
- Crush head injuries: where the brain stem has been damaged by being crushed between solid objects
- Oxygen starvation injuries: where a problem during an operation, or due to exposure to dangerous gas has starved the brain of oxygen
Every brain injury is serious and will often require expensive medical care, in some cases for the whole life of the victim. That's why it is essential to speak to expert brain injury claims lawyers as soon as possible if you or a family member has suffered an injury that was someone else's fault.
If you are unable to claim, a loved one can claim on your behalf.
What can I claim for?
If you or a family member has sustained a brain injury that was someone else's fault, you may be able to claim compensation for a number of things, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Carers and nurses
- Medical expenses
- Alterations to your home
- Loss of earnings for family members
In some cases, people can recover from a brain injury and go on to live a full life. Unfortunately, many brain injuries result in the need for permanent care, which can cost millions of pounds over a lifetime. That's why getting rightful compensation is a must.
Who's to blame for my brain injury?
While the human skull is pretty tough, it can't protect the brain from the effects of massive impacts or oxygen starvation. The most common causes of brain injuries include:
- Car accidents: where the impact has caused a blow to the head
- Clinical negligence: where someone has been starved of oxygen during an operation
- Slips, trips and falls: where the head has hit the ground very hard
In all of these cases, someone other than the victim may be at fault, making you entitled to start a No Win No Fee compensation claim, either for yourself or for a family member. Find out more by talking to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.