Brain Injury

Claiming Compensation for Brain Injury

If you or a relative are suffering from some kind of brain injury, with some legal assistance you may be able to claim significant compensation. The injury may have been caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault, by medical negligence or assault.

When a sufferer is unable to earn a living or enough to give them a chance to lead as normal a life as possible, their loved ones are affected too. It can change the lives of whole families. In these circumstances, financial compensation can be a lifeline.

Head Injury UK’s solicitors have a total of over 70 years’ experience of successfully representing such claimants. They’ve helped people with many kinds of acquired brain injury, including the results of stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage and aneurism.

Our Aim: to Assist the Financing of as Normal and Comfortable a Life as Possible

It is only right and just that you should be compensated for the suffering and life changes imposed by brain injury that was caused by someone else’s actions or clinical negligence. But what most people want is the best possible life thereafter. We therefore make the strongest case possible for maximum compensation, with index linked lifetime payments to cover the cost of on-going care where needed.

£4,300,000

Hypoxic brain injury due to hospital error

Jane suffered brain damage due to NHS hospital negligence when they failed to notice she had stopped breathing and needed resuscitating. Jane’s husband instructed Head Injury UK to fight for compensation. Jane was awarded £4,300,000.

£475,000

Delay in treating meningitis caused blindness

David’s GP failed to refer him to hospital when he presented with meningitis. Due to this delay in David seeing a specialist, the meningitis progressed causing David to lose his sight. Head Injury UK helped David bring a GP negligence claim and he was awarded compensation of £475,000.

Head Injury UK: Legal Experts for Brain Injury Victims

At Head Injury UK, you’ll be given one senior contact you can talk to at any time.  We can offer legal aid if it's available to fund your claim, otherwise we can consider a no win no fee agreement.  And we’ll do everything possible to secure interim payments for the high quality care and treatment that could make all the difference whilst your case is progressed.  Just contact us to arrange your free initial consultation.

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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