Medical negligence

Brain injury claims

Brain injuries can be both traumatic and life-changing. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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What are brain injury medical negligence claims?

If you or a loved one suffers a brain injury, it can be completely devastating and life-changing. When a brain injury occurs as a result of mistakes made by a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation for medical negligence.

Other than medical negligence, if you’ve suffered a brain injury as a result of a traumatic incident, such as a road traffic accident or accident at work you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.

What are the most common mistakes that result in a brain injury?

There are many mistakes that can occur, for example during brain surgery or during diagnosis. The most common mistakes that lead to brain injuries caused by negligence include:

How do I manage financially before a case has settled?

Interim payments are payments which are made before your case reaches a final conclusion. They can be extremely useful for those who've experienced a brain injury as they can pay for private medical treatments, rehabilitation support and equipment, as well as providing financial support if you’ve suffered a loss of earnings.

We’ll ensure we secure interim payments for you at the earliest convenience. Contact us to establish your full legal position on 0161 830 9632.

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

The majority of our brain injury negligence claims are funded by a conditional fee agreement, otherwise known as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means if you lose your case, you won’t have to pay any fees and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you.

For further information about No Win No Fee agreements, read our medical negligence fees page.

How much can I claim for brain injury negligence?

Every case of brain injury is different, and the final amount of compensation awarded will be based on the severity of the injury and the affect the injury has had on your life. Additionally, you’ll also be able to claim for any lost earnings, any long-term care, rehabilitation and any necessary house adaptations to maximise the chance of recovery and independent living.

We’ll also ensure that any compensation claim includes the cost of everything necessary to provide you with the best quality of life possible in the future, such as future care costs, future treatment and future loss of earnings.

For legal advice please call us on freephone 0161 830 9632.

How much time do I have to claim?

If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales.

Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions.

To read more about the time limits of making a claim, please read our medical negligence FAQs or our medical negligence claims guide.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

We have many years' experience securing compensation for those who’ve suffered as a result of a brain injury caused by medical negligence and will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and with great care.

As well as lawyers who are experts in the field of medical negligence, we also have trained nurses and midwives on our team. We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support.

Contact us for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a claim.

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