"Our team will support you as you regain
the social skills that might have been lost"
Head Injury UK values offering all our clients a holistic service from start to finish. This can include assisting them manage their damages. With Annabel Kay, a trust specialist, now part of our team we can seamlessly help clients set up a trust to protect their hard won damages.
What is the Court of Protection? Who are Deputies?
If a client lacks mental capacity following their injury, we use our experience to guide them and their family through the Court of Protection process. We also have a solicitor who is experienced as acting as their Deputy, if appropriate, and you can read more about these matters here.
What are Personal Injury Trusts?
However, even if a client has capacity they may still well benefit from putting their damages into trust for a number of reasons. For example,
• Funds held in trust are disregarded when assessing eligibility for some means tested state benefits and services. So a client protects their benefits in the future. Means tested benefits include income support, income related employment and support allowance, income based job seekers allowance, housing benefit and council tax benefit.
• A trust also protects entitlement to local authority funding for the costs of living in a residential care home and possibly care provided in a person's own home.
• A personal injury trust also protects the very young, old, disabled or otherwise vulnerable people. As trustees must authorise all transactions this protects against inappropriate use of funds. It also ensures that funds are managed appropriately and protects the client's long term interests.
Head Injury UK: Brain Injury Claim Experts
At Head Injury UK we offer a complete service and support at every step of the claim process, beginning with rehabilitation. However our job is not done once the damages are paid and Annabel’s expertise will help our clients protect their long term interests. If you or someone close to you has suffered a brain injury or other serious injury, then please contact Andy Shaw to see how we can help you.
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.