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Brain injury claims Solicitors Burnley

Brain injury claims Solicitor in Burnley

Suffering a brain injury is almost always a life-changing event – not just for the injured person, but also for their close friends and family. Many sufferers ultimately go on to make a good recovery, but others may end up living with effects of their injury for the rest of their lives. In some cases, such injuries may result in the requirement for lifelong specialist care.

With 60 years of experience behind us here at Farleys Solicitors, our expert brain injury solicitors in Burnley know how deeply such injuries can impact your quality of life, and the toll they can take on your physical, emotional and mental health.

What’s more, we understand that the stresses of dealing with the situation often extend far beyond the immediate consequences of the injury itself. That’s why we ensure that we consider every aspect of your circumstances when submitting your claim, so that you get the benefit of not just a financial settlement, but just as importantly, any further specialist support, care, rehabilitation or counselling that 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’ll generally have 3 years to make a brain injury claim in Burnley, starting from the date of the incident. However, this timescale can sometimes vary in different circumstances:

  • Children have until their 21st birthday
  • Criminal assault claims must be submitted within 2 years
  • If you’re submitting a claim abroad, the limit may well be shorter

There’s also the injured party’s mental capacity to take into account. If their mental capacity largely remains intact, the 3 year time limit still applies. However, if they lose the mental capacity to make a claim as a direct result of the incident, then in theory the timescale can be extended indefinitely. If they later regain mental capacity however, then the original 3 year time limit still stands.

It can all get quite complicated, so in order to save yourself time and stress, we’d generally recommend getting in touch with one of our Burnley brain injury solicitors as soon as possible following the incident. This makes it easier for us to quickly secure evidence that may be crucial to your claim, before it’s dispersed, lost, removed or destroyed.

What’s more, it also makes it easier for us to secure you any short-term specialist care or support you may need in the interim, while your case is progressing. Getting the right treatment in place as quickly as possible for the injured person maximises the potential for a successful recovery.

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Average compensation payouts for a brain injury claim

There’s no straightforward answer to this question, as every brain injury claim in Burnley is different, and the amount of compensation you receive will be affected by a wide range of different factors. Generally, successful claimants can expect to receive figures in the thousands of pounds (sometimes hundreds of thousands) but this isn’t necessarily a given.

As soon as we’ve had a chance to properly review your case, one of our Burnley brain injury solicitors will be able to give you a more reliable idea of what level of compensation you can reasonably expect.

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?

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 Burnley 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. 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 Burnley 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?

You may be able to make a compensation claim if you have suffered a brain injury that was due to someone else’s negligence. You can make this claim whether they were fully responsible, or only partly to blame.

You can also submit a claim on behalf of a loved one, if the injury in question has robbed them of the mental capacity to make a claim for themselves. Whether you’re seeking compensation for yourself or someone close to you, you can rely on our expert brain injury solicitors to be with you every step of the way.

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 Burnley can take anywhere between 3 to 5 years. It may sound like a distressingly long time, but it does serve an important purpose.

Essentially, the severity and complexity of brain injuries means that it can sometimes take months or years for the full consequences to become apparent, so your case needs to be assessed over several years to ensure that you’re fully compensated for any further complications that may develop.

Similarly, ending your claim too early could potentially mean that your case is undervalued, which could mean you don’t end up receiving as much compensation as you rightfully deserve.

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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