Brain Injury Claims

Brain injuries can have a huge and lasting impact on your life; from changes in lifestyle and your care needs, to financial losses and ongoing treatment. Whether it was caused by an accident at work, medical negligence or a holiday accident; if you weren’t at fault, you may be entitled to a serious injury claim.

At OH Parsons, we’ve helped countless families pursue and receive compensation for brain injuries, allowing them to get the best treatment, care and ongoing support they need, while also receiving compensation for the pain and suffering caused.

What Types of Serious Injuries Can Lead to a Brain Injury?

Most brain injuries caused by accidents or serious injuries are called traumatic brain injuries, and they usually are the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Others are caused by an object, such as a shattered piece of skull, going through brain tissue.

There are a number of ways that these kinds of serious injury can happen. Amongst the most common causes are road traffic accidents such as motor vehicle collisions, falls, and sport injuries. These accidents can also happen anywhere: you may slip on a ladder at work, or sustain injury in a public place, such as the gym or on holiday.

You may even be the victim of medical negligence, for example a preventable brain haemorrhage. This kind of brain injury is typically called an acquired brain injury, as there wasn’t a specific trauma that caused it.

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OH Parsons will help you establish a strong case for your brain injury claim and win the compensation you deserve. Book a consultation with our serious injury solicitors and start a brain injury claim today.

Why Trust OH Parsons With Your Brain Injury Claim?

At OH Parsons, we have over 75 years of experience in supporting everyday people pursue compensation for serious injuries. We understand the impact that a serious head injury can have on you and your family, so our expert solicitors will be with you every step of the way throughout the claims process. As a law firm specialising in serious injury claims, we’ve secured tens of millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, and our no win, no fee solicitors will support you in achieving justice.

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Brain Injury Claims: FAQs

What is a brain injury?

There are two types of brain injury: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI). A TBI is categorised as being caused by some external trauma, usually a car accident, fall, or an accident at work. An ABI is categorised as any type of brain injury happening after birth, which can include TBIs. A brain haemorrhage, stroke or tumour while in medical care would qualify as an ABI.

Why should you make a brain injury claim?

Sustaining a brain injury can have a very significant impact on your life. You may need ongoing treatment and medical care. You may need to make adjustments to your home in order to make sure it’s safe for you. There may be financial repercussions if you’re unable to work or have to pay substantial medical costs. Lastly, there’s the pain and suffering that comes from being in an accident that’s having a lasting impact on your life. Making a brain injury claim is a way to receive the justice and compensation you deserve when the accident wasn’t your fault.

Can I make a brain injury claim for a child?

If a child receives a brain injury, you can make a claim on their behalf. Most personal injury claims have a time limit 3 years for you to bring the case to court. In the case of children, this time limit doesn’t start until they’ve turned 18. This means you can either bring the claim forward on their behalf, or allow them to pursue it on their own terms after their 18th birthday: when they’re legally an adult and able to handle their own medical affairs with a lawyer.

How much brain injury compensation could I secure?

Compensation for brain injuries can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the severity of your injuries. A traumatic brain injury which leaves you with long-term difficulties will receive more than a brain injury that caused short-term problems that could be resolved by treatment. Further, the compensation amount will consider any costs associated with your injury, such as care costs, travel expenses, and lost income.

How do I make a brain injury compensation claim?

If you think you’re entitled to compensation for a brain injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our team today. They’ll provide a consultation to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim. From there, one of our expert personal injury solicitors will help you through the process of proving your case and seeking compensation.

How much does it cost to make a claim through your brain injury claim solicitors?

At OH Parsons, we pride ourselves on our no win, no fee service. We understand how daunting starting legal proceedings for a brain injury can be, so we make sure that our clients don’t have to worry about the finances involved. If, for whatever reason, you’re unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay anything at all. If you are successful, the fees will likely be covered by the insurance company compensation funds.

What qualifies as brain damage?

Brain damage occurs when there is a destruction or degradation of brain cells. This could be caused by trauma through a violent blow, or an internal, acquired injury such as a stroke. The severity of brain damage will vary with the type of injury. For example a mild brain injury might result in headaches or confusion that are temporary, while a more moderate injury will see these symptoms persist for longer.

How do you prove traumatic brain injury?

There are a number of methods that may be used together to prove a traumatic brain injury has occurred. You may be asked a number of questions about how the injury occurred and the immediate outcome, such as whether there was any loss of consciousness. Medical experts, who will often be instructed by your solicitors to help prove your case, may conduct imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs to get a look at your brain and any damages. If there are, or were, concerns about pressure inside of the skull, a medical professional may use an intracranial pressure monitor to assess for any tissue swelling.

What are 3 traumatic brain injuries?

Among the most common traumatic brain injuries, concussions are one of the most well known. A concussion is a minor brain injury that is caused by an impact to the head, shaking or a sudden change in movement. They can cause headaches, memory loss or concentration difficulties. Brain contusions are bruises of the brain tissue, much like external bruises on the skin. They are caused when there is a leak of small blood vessels, which can lead to the building of pressure. Finally, subdural hematomas are blockages which occur as a result of a blood clot, stroke, or serious trauma. This means that there is either not enough blood or not enough oxygen getting to the brain.

What are 3 symptoms of a brain injury?

There are a huge amount of symptoms to look out for if you’re worried about someone having sustained a brain injury. There are some that are more common and could signal something serious. Loss of consciousness can occur with any kind of brain injury and you may be asked about this if you go to the hospital. Nausea and vomiting is also common across mild, moderate and severe injuries. If the individual is repeatedly vomiting or struggling with nausea, perhaps over a few hours and days, this is a sign that the injury may be more severe. Lastly, the individual might show confusion, with moderate to severe injuries causing profound confusion.

What are the two types of traumatic brain injury?

There are two main types of traumatic brain injury: closed and open (penetrating). Closed TBIs occur where there isn’t any penetrating object causing the injury, for example a concussion or contusion caused by hitting your head. In these cases, there might be significant damage to the brain without any obvious damage to the skull. Open, or penetrating, TBIs occur when an object penetrates the skull, such as a piece of bone or the external item that caused the injury.