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Brain injury claims Solicitors Accrington

Brain injury claims Solicitor in Accrington

Suffering a brain injury is a traumatic and often life-changing event, not just for the injured party but also for their friends and family. While many people go on to make a good recovery, others may require constant care for the rest of their lives.

Due to the severity and sensitivity of the cases involved, the law around brain injury is extremely complex, so it’s always best to contact experts who specialise in this area of personal injury law.

That’s where we come in here at Farleys Solicitors. With 60 years of experience behind us, we have the knowledge, passion, and expertise to help you or your loved ones get the settlement you deserve.

We understand how difficult and stressful life can be when you or someone you’re close to is suffering from a brain injury, so we ensure that we take every aspect of your circumstances into account – making sure you get not only a financial settlement, but just as importantly, any further specialist support, care, rehabilitation or counselling you may need.

Wherever possible, we’ll pursue your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.

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

You have three years to make a brain injury claim in Accrington, starting from the date of the incident. However, there are some exceptions to this:

  • Children have until their 21st birthday
  • Criminal assaults claims – 2 years
  • Claims abroad – the limits vary, but they’re often shorter

There’s also the matter of mental capacity, which is a more complex area. If someone lacks the mental capacity to make a claim as a direct result of their brain injury, there is theoretically no time limit. However, if they later regain mental capacity, the three year limit still applies.

To be on the safe side, we would recommend contacting one of our brain injury solicitors in Accrington as soon as you can following the incident. This helps us to get you the treatment you need as quickly as possible, which maximises your potential for a successful recovery. It also makes it easier to retrieve and collate key evidence before it’s lost or destroyed, as can sometimes happen if enough time has passed.

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How much compensation will I receive for my brain injury claim?

There’s no straightforward answer to this question, largely because every claim is different, and the outcome will be affected by a wide range of different factors. If your brain injury claim in Accrington is successful, you can normally expect to receive thousands of pounds. Compensation for particularly severe cases may run into the hundreds of thousands of pounds, but that’s not necessarily a given.

Once our solicitors have had a chance to thoroughly review your case, we’ll be able to give you a more accurate estimate of how much you can expect to receive.

The potential losses that you can be compensated for include:

  • The injury (general damages)
  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Past and future care
  • Past and future treatment
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Accommodation adaptations
  • Aids and equipment
  • Deputyship/Court of Protection costs
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How can Farleys help with my brain injury claim in Accrington?

Wherever possible, Farleys will pursue your claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

We are a friendly, trusted, and straight-talking local firm with over 60 years of experience in serving clients in Accrington and across the North West. Our solicitors draw upon a wealth of knowledge and industry-specific expertise in order to answer all of your most pressing questions regarding brain injury claims.

We are accredited by Headway, the brain injury charity, and we can also help with advice on wills and trusts through our specialist Private Client Department.

For free initial advice on pursuing a claim, feel free to get in touch with our Accrington brain injury claims solicitors today on 01254 367853 or contact us by email to arrange an appointment.

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At Farleys Solicitors, you can trust us to be here to help. With decades of experience behind us, we take care to make everything as clear and simple as we can, sparing you from any unnecessary legal jargon. Above all, we’re passionate about achieving the best outcome for you.

To ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible, it can help for you to make a note of:

When your accident happened
The details of any medical treatment you’ve had
Whether or not you’re suffering pain, and if not, when it stopped
Whether you’ve had to take any time off work
How your daily life has changed
What adaptations (if any) have you had to make to your accommodation or living situation?

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Brain Injury Compensation Claims FAQ's

Who can make a brain injury claim?

If you or someone you’re close to has suffered a brain injury that was someone else’s fault, then you may be able to claim compensation. You can make a claim whether they were fully responsible, or only partly to blame.

Sometimes, a person who’s suffered a traumatic brain injury can lose the mental capacity to make a claim. So if you’re acting in the interests of a loved one, we can guide you through how to make a claim on their behalf.

Brain injuries can be sustained as a result of any of the following:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Falls from height
  • Medical negligence
  • Criminal assault

Whatever the circumstances of your own case, rest assured that we’re here to help.

How long does a brain injury claim take?

A typical brain injury claim in Accrington tends to take anywhere between 3 to 5 years on average. This is largely due to the severity and complexity of the injury itself, as the effects need to be assessed over a long period of time in case any new health consequences develop.

It’s probably not welcome news regardless, but we should say that the alternative can be ending your case too early, which could potentially mean your case is undervalued, and you therefore don’t receive as much compensation as you should.

What should I do if I have had a brain injury?

If you’ve suffered a brain injury that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. However, before you launch your claim, it’s worth taking a moment to prepare your case by first doing the following:

Collect photographic evidence

If possible, collate any pictures you have of the scene of the accident, including the cause of it, and the object you may have been struck by. You should also take detailed pictures of your injuries. (You may need help with this bit.)

Collect details of any witnesses

Ask for the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident, and can vouch for the circumstances of what caused it – including all the people or objects involved.

Visit a medical practitioner

This is a particularly important step – it’s vital to get proper care for your injury from the appropriate providers, whether that’s a hospital visit or a general practitioner or a dentist. It can help stop the injury or the pain getting worse, while at the same time generating an official record of your injuries, which can prove invaluable in legal proceedings.

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