Background

Head Injury Claims

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or facial injury as a result of someone’s negligence or carelessness, then you could be entitled to compensation for your injury and the inconvenience and loss of earnings it has caused. Head and facial injuries can be very serious, involving a long and difficult recovery – they can even be life changing. We’re here to help.

Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors has been winning head and facial injury claims and supporting clients across the South West for more than 40 years. We can help you secure the justice and the compensation you deserve, providing expert, jargon-free legal advice that will help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Head and facial injuries vary widely and can include:

  • Major trauma
  • Damage to senses
  • Brain injury and loss of motor control
  • Severe cuts, lacerations and scarring
  • Damage to or loss of facial features
  • Loss of sight and/or hearing

Head injury claims

Our experienced personal injury solicitors are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists and the team is ranked highly in the Legal 500 directory. We also have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, enabling us to give you the very best advice, delivered with sensitivity by specialist personal injury lawyers. We can help you with any kind of head injury claim.

We understand that starting a legal claim for a head injury can be confusing and unsettling. We’re here to explain your rights and options and to handle every aspect of the claim process so that you can focus on recovering and getting your life back on track. We will help you secure the resources you need, whether that means medical treatment, financial compensation, or both.

We provide a comprehensive head injury claims service, including operating on a no win no fee basis.

What is a head injury?

Head injuries are often caused by a trauma, such as a blow to the head – commonly seen as a result of a road traffic accident – a slip or fall or a workplace incident. The severity of the head injury can vary hugely with some injuries causing persistent headaches, loss of sensation, loss of sight, hearing and speech, loss of motor control, and behaviour changes including depression and sudden mood changes.

Head injuries can be very serious and affect people and their loved ones in different ways. Our head injury solicitors understand that no two injuries are the same, so we make sure that you are thoroughly assessed by a medical professional to ensure you get the best possible support.

As well as providing sensitive advice and support, our head injury experts can put you in touch with a number of organisations that can help you with everything from rehabilitation and mobility assistance and home modification to counselling and support for your family.

No win, no fee

Most of the head injury claims we support are handled on a no win no fee basis, which means:

  • If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
  • If you lose your case, you will not have to pay any legal costs unless we advise you otherwise.

Find out more about our no win no fee funding and other ways of funding your potential claim.

How long do I have to make a head injury claim?

You usually have up to three years from the date of the accident or knowing about your injury to start a head injury claim. There are some exceptions and we will advise you about these when we speak. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so our personal injury lawyers can explain the process of claiming compensation, start your claim and help you access any other support and/or rehabilitation you need.

How much compensation could I receive?

Every head injury is different and so is its impact on you or your loved one. That’s why it is important to get expert advice from qualified specialist lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each personal injury claim and who are experienced in working with medical professionals to truly understand the impact of your injuries and how these may affect you in the long term.

The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, any financial losses you have suffered or will suffer in the future, and any changes to your lifestyle that you have to make as a result of your injuries. Whatever the injury, our specialist personal injury lawyers will ensure that you get the compensation and support you are entitled to.

Team

Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

David Usher

Associate

Heather Kearton-Gee

Chartered Legal Executive

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Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

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