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Brain injury claims Solicitors Manchester

Brain injury claims Solicitor in Manchester

Each brain injury has a truly devastating impact on people’s lives – not just for the injured person, but also for their friends and family. While some sufferers go on to make a good recovery from their injury, for others it may have lifelong repercussions, and some may need specialist care for the rest of their lives.

We understand all too well the extent of the repercussions that a brain injury can have on your life, and how deeply it can affect your mental and emotional health.

With 60 years of experience behind us here at Farleys Solicitors, our specialist solicitors have a wealth of expertise about this notably complex area of UK law, and we’re passionate about using that expertise to help you or your loved ones get the settlement you deserve.

The difficulties surrounding brain injuries can be numerous and complex, extending far beyond just the immediate consequences of the injury itself, so we ensure that we take every aspect of your circumstances into account when submitting your claim, so that you get 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 Manchester, starting from the date of the incident. However, this timescale can vary slightly in a select few circumstances:

  • Children have until their 21st birthday to make a claim
  • Criminal assaults – claims must be submitted within 2 years
  • Claims abroad – the limits on these vary, but they’re often shorter

There’s also the matter of mental capacity, which can complicate the timescale slightly. If the injured party loses the mental capacity to make a claim for themselves, then in theory the time limit can be extended indefinitely. However, if the person concerned later regains the mental capacity to make a claim, then the original 3 year time limit still applies.

For maximum peace of mind, we would always recommend that you contact us as soon as possible after the event, regardless of the circumstances, and we can begin your case promptly. This enables us to ensure that you quickly get the benefit of any specialist care you might need 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.)

It also makes it easier to gather and collate vital evidence that could be pivotal to your case – if too much time has passed, often such evidence can end up being lost, removed, or destroyed.

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Average compensation payouts for a brain injury claim

It’s virtually impossible to give you an accurate compensation figure without knowing the specifics of your situation, as every brain injury claim in Manchester is different. A wide range of different factors will ultimately influence the exact amount you can expect to receive, but average compensation amounts tend to be in the thousands of pounds.

Once we’ve had a chance to sit down with you and discuss your circumstances in more detail, one of our brain injury solicitors in Manchester will give you a more accurate 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?

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 Manchester 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 Manchester brain injury claims solicitors today on 01254 367853 or contact us by email to arrange an appointment.

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Contact a specialist brain injury claims solicitor in Manchester

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 eligible for compensation. You can make this claim whether someone else was fully responsible, or only partly to blame.

In some cases, a person who’s suffered a traumatic brain injury can lose the mental capacity to make a claim for themselves. If you’re acting on behalf of a loved one, one of our experts can 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?

Brain injury claims in Manchester generally take anywhere between 3 to 5 years to get resolved. While this can seem like a frustratingly long time, it’s necessary in order to properly evaluate the full that impact the injury may have on your quality of life.

The severity and complexity of brain injuries sometimes means that certain complications can take months or years to develop, so concluding your claim prematurely can even end up harming your case, as you may end up with a lower compensation amount than you may ultimately 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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