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.
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?
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.
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.
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, and any necessary 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.
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.
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.
Anna's story - Brain injury from anaesthetic
"I learnt to walk and talk again against all odds after mistakes were made in my appendix surgery."
I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)