Our expert Head Injury Solicitors have many years experience dealing with the complex, challenging issues facing people suffering from a head injury. We offer a free consultation to discuss options for getting compensation and rehabilitation as soon as possible. Call our Head Injury Claims Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll contact you.
No Win, No Fee Head Injury Compensation Claims
98% of our Head Injury Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is more commonly known as a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement.
The first step in claiming compensation for a head injury is to provide us with the details about how and where the head injury occurred, and about the severity of injuries to the head.
An expert No Win, No Fee Head Injury Solicitor will assess your claim on its merits with the information you provide; and determine how successful your head injury claim is likely to be.
Our Solicitors know that every person seeking head injury compensation has specific needs that are essential to their individual circumstances. Having helped thousands of people with serious personal injuries we are fully aware of the physical, psychological and emotional impact that a head injury has on the lives of everyday people and their families.
We can offer immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. We will provide you with a full and frank assessment of your claim, and from day one we will keep you informed every step of the way so you can plan for the future.
Slater & Gordon are one of the largest Personal Injury Law Firms in the UK with offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Newcastle, Wakefield, Cambridge; and meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire.
Call our No Win, No Fee Head Injury Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.
Slater & Gordon Lawyers are a Headway Baton Holder 2013, committed to raising funds for Headway; the UK Brain Injury Association. Solicitors at Slater & Gordon are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel & the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Additional Information about Head Injuries
It's important that certain precautionary steps are taken to determine the type of head injury and to exclude other injury such as a brain injury. All head injuries require immediate assessment, regardless of their apparent severity due to the potentially significant effects they can have. We recognise the important distinctions to be made when assessing how to proceed with your case and when determining the type of interim and future assistance you might require.
Following medical assessment and treatment, people are generally discharged from hospital along with head injury advice. Key elements of advice include:
Symptoms to look out for
- Worsening headache that doesn’t go away with Paracetamol.
- Confusion, unusual behaviour, problems speaking or being understood.
- Loss of use of part of the body e.g. weak arm or leg.
- Fitting/seizures or collapse followed by a strange feeling.
- Visual problems e.g. blurred or double vision.
- Blood or clear fluid leaking from the ear or nose.
- Unusual breathing.
General advice for head injuries
- Ask someone to stay with you for the first 48 hours after your head injury.
- Have plenty of rest.
- Do not consume alcohol or drugs.
- Do not take sleeping tablets or sedative medication unless prescribed by a Doctor.
- Do not play contact sports for at least 3 weeks and seek a Doctor’s advice beforehand.
- Do not drive a car, motorcycle, bicycle or operate machinery until you are fully recovered.
For full head injury advice consult your Doctor. Further advice on head injuries can be found on the NHS website.
Types of Head Injury
A head injury is any type of trauma that leads to an injury of the scalp, skull or brain. For brain injury information please see our dedicated brain injury claims page. Visible wounds are one indication of head injury however, it is important that any forceful contact with the head is investigated to determine if an injury not readily visible has been sustained. Any head injury should be monitored as symptoms can develop over a number of hours. There are 3 main types of head injury:
- Concussion: This the most common and minor type of head injury. It is important to monitor symptoms of concussion; any deterioration in an individual’s level of response can signify compression of the brain and lead to a more severe brain injury.
- Open: This type of head injury normally results when pressure or force is applied to the head which is strong enough to cause a fracture or displacement of the skull. An open head injury relates to the breaking of the skull through to the brain but does not necessarily include a brain injury.
- Closed: This type of head injury refers to an injury to the head which does not affect the structure of the skull, i.e. the skull does not fracture.
Head Injury Compensation – Interim Payments
Where possible we will speak to the Defendant’s insurers if you require access to interim payments to cover expenses such as medical treatment and rehabilitation to support you in the earliest possible recovery from your head injury. These payments are made before your claim is settled and can support you during your recovery.
Call our No Win, No Fee Head Injury Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or claim online.
Head Injury Charities
Headway is a registered charity that supports people who have suffered a head or brain injury and those who care for them. They provide free advice and support throughout the UK. Slater & Gordon Lawyers is proud to support Headway and the excellent work that they do, and are members of their Personal Injury Solicitors List.
Headway works very closely with people who have suffered head and brain injuries on a local and national level. We are honoured to work so closely with Headway and are in full support of the excellent work they do. At a local level two members of our London Personal Injury department presently sit on the committee for Headway West London.
Please visit Headway website for more information.