Birth Injury

Claiming Compensation for Birth Injury

If your child is suffering from a type of palsy caused by an accident at birth, whether that’s cerebral, ataxic, athenoid, dyskenetic, mixed, spastic or Erb’s Palsy, you should look into making a claim for birth injury compensation.

The Head Injury UK team of experienced medical negligence lawyers includes members who specialise in claims involving birth injuries which have resulted in some kind of brain trauma.

We have many contacts in the medical professions who help us to unravel the truth of even the most complicated birth injury circumstances. This means we can make the strongest possible case for compensation and our rate of success is extremely high.

Our Aim: To Ensure your Child gets the Care and Support Needed

To make things easier for you, your single contact at Head Injury UK will be a senior solicitor who will direct your team and be available to discuss the case or any concerns you have.

Through our professional relationships, alongside dealing with the claims process, we can help you make arrangements for the best possible treatment and care for your child. Our aim is to provide you with the financial resources for quality care, medical treatment and equipment for life, and we will leave no stone unturned in pursuing this.

We work swiftly to secure any interim payments you may need to get your child any urgent surgery or specialist treatment they need early on, that could make all the difference long term.


During labour Matthew suffered distress causing his heart rate to drop dangerously low. His midwife did not intervene, so Matthew was born in a critical condition.  Over the first few months of his life, Matthew's parents noticed his development was delayed.  When Matthew was finally diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, his parents instructed Medical Injury UK to investigate.  After obtaining expert medical opinions, the hospital admitted negligence.  Compensation will be awarded to Matthew to ensure he has financial security and access to private care for the rest of his life.  Due to his young age the amount of compensation cannot yet be determined, however it is estimated to be around £8,000,000.

Head Injury UK: Birth Injury Legal Experts

Our legal experts are proud to be able to help innocent sufferers of birth injury and are incredibly passionate about finding the way to succeed.

Claims can usually be funded by Legal Aid, so there is no financial reason not to proceed.  Contact us to arrange an initial, no obligation consultation to find out how we can help.

What our clients say

We know that we have been extremely fortunate to have had such a consummate PI lawyer in Andy acting on our behalf but we have also been blessed by having had his support, trust, friendship and loyalty throughout. We cannot ever thank him enough.

The compensation Nicola has received has helped her move from a tiny council flat into a massive bungalow which has been specifically adapted. It has enabled her to have a better life.

If it was not for the help of my solicitor I don't know where I would have been today. He provided a great deal of emotional support and secured compensation at various stages from the insurance company to fund my treatment and allow me to live. He was there from start to finish.

Higgs & Sons acted for us for 5 years until our daughters claim for personal injuries was finally settled. Ian remains a trustee of our daughters trust fund and we now look upon him as a friend.

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