Brain Injuries can range from minor concussions to serious head trauma that affects brain function. We know that a brain injury can alter your life and numerous long-term behavioural, physical, and cognitive issues may result from the traumatic experience.
If you have suffered a brain injury, it is advisable to get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible. By instructing a solicitor to begin the legal process and gather evidence for your case, will increase your chances of recovering the full amount of damages.
Who Can Make A Brain Injury Compensation Claim?
If you have suffered a brain injury because of an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. This applies whether they are only partially or fully responsible for your injury. Brain injuries can be sustained in accidents at work, road traffic accidents, medical negligence and accidents in public places.
A catastrophic brain injury often results in the loss of a person’s mental capacity to make their claim. We may be able to assist you in making a claim on behalf of your loved one if they have suffered a brain injury.
Is There A Time Limit For Brain Injury Claims?
In most cases, you have three years to make a claim from the date you sustain the injury. However, there are some exceptions:
- Mental Capacity: There is no time restrictions for making a claim on behalf of a loved one who is unable of doing so themselves.
- Children: Prior to the age of 18, claims can be made at any time. After that, your child has until the age of 21 to make a claim.
- Criminal Injuries: The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority is another option if your injuries were brought on by a purposeful action. However, in certain situations, a two-year window from the date of the incident applies.
How Long Will Your Claim Take?
Claims relating to brain injuries can be difficult and will usually take at least three years. The time it takes to settle a brain injury claim might vary based on a wide range of circumstances.
Identifying the potential long-term implications of brain damage can be challenging. As a result, your solicitors will want a variety of medical reports to assess the potential long-term effects of your injuries. This will make it easier to understand the full implications of your injuries and ensure that you obtain the appropriate compensation as well as the necessary assistance and rehabilitation.
Due to its complexity and the length of time to settle the case, you may be able to secure interim payments that can help in the short term. For example, costs to recover rehabilitation or loss of earnings.
How Much Compensation Will You receive?
There is no set amount of compensation for brain injury claims. Your specific compensation will be based on how much of an impact your injury has had on your life. The benefit of working with a specialist solicitor is that they have in-depth expertise of this kind of injury. They will asses your claim to determine how much compensation you should receive to ensure the security of your future.
Specialist Brain Injury Solicitors
Having an expert solicitor by your side can help maximise your compensation and as quickly as possible. OH Parsons will be there at every stage to guide you through the process. Contact our team to speak with someone who can advise and guide you through your claim.