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Brain injury claims Solicitors Blackburn

Brain injury claims Solicitor in Blackburn

Brain injuries can have a truly devastating impact on your life, whether you’re the injured party or one of their close friends or family. It’s possible for many sufferers to make a good recovery from their injury, but some people may require round-the-clock care for the rest of their lives.

We understand all too well the severity of the repercussions that each case can have, and the extent to which it can affect your mental and emotional health. With 60 years of experience behind us here at Farleys Solicitors, we’ve got the passion, knowledge and expertise to get you or your loved ones the settlement you deserve.

We know that the difficulties of your situation can extend far beyond just the immediate consequences of the injury itself, and we make sure to take every aspect of your circumstances into account when submitting your claim, so that you can benefit from not just 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 3 years to make a brain injury claim in Blackburn, starting from the date of the incident itself. However, there may be exceptions in some circumstances:

  • Children can make a claim at any point before their 21st birthday
  • Criminal assault claims expire in 2 years
  • For claims abroad, each country may have their own time limits, but they’re often shorter

There’s also the matter of mental capacity, which can make things slightly more complicated. If a brain injury causes someone to lose the mental capacity to make a claim, then the time limit is (in theory) extended indefinitely. However, if they later regain their mental capacity, the original 3 year time limit applies.

To be on the safe side, we would always advise contacting one of our brain injury solicitors in Blackburn as soon as possible. That way, we can secure you short-term specialist support as quickly as possible, which maximises your chance of a successful recovery. It also helps us act quickly to collect any relevant evidence before it is lost, removed, or destroyed.

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

It’s difficult to give an accurate answer without knowing the specifics of your circumstances, as every case is different. The amount of compensation you receive for your brain injury claim in Blackburn will depend on a wide range of different factors, but average compensation amounts tend to be at least a few thousand pounds.

Once one of our brain injury solicitors has had an opportunity to sit down and discuss your case with you in more detail, we’ll be able to give you a more precise idea of how much you could be entitled to.

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 Blackburn?

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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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 know has suffered a brain injury that was someone else’s fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation. You can make a claim whether the other party was fully responsible, or only partially to blame.

We know that in some cases, someone who’s suffered a traumatic brain injury can lose the mental capacity to make a claim. Therefore, if you’re making a claim on behalf of a loved one, you can trust our brain injury solicitors in Blackburn to guide you through the process step-by-step.

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 Blackburn can take anywhere between 3 to 5 years on average. While we understand that’s probably not what you want to hear, there’s a number of good reasons for it.

Essentially, due to the complex, severe and often developing nature of traumatic brain injuries, they need to be assessed over a number of years in order to properly evaluate the long-term effects on the sufferer, and take into account any further complications that may become evident for a long time after the injury.

Claiming before this time limit could even potentially harm your case, as it may end up in your case being undervalued, resulting in a lower compensation amount than your circumstances may warrant.

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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