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Brain injury claims Solicitors Preston

Brain injury claims Solicitor in Preston

Brain injuries can have a truly devastating impact on your quality of life, whether you’re the person who’s suffered the injury, or one of their close friends or family. Every case is different, and while some sufferers go on to make a good recovery, others may end up dealing with lifelong repercussions from their injuries, or even end up requiring long-term specialist care.

With 60 years of experience behind us here at Farleys Solicitors, our brain injury solicitors in Preston have a wealth of expertise with this deeply complex area of UK law. We understand how difficult and stressful life can be when dealing with a brain injury, and the impact it can have on your physical, emotional and mental health.

When submitting your claim, we make sure to take every aspect of your circumstances into account, so that you can benefit not just from 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 Preston, starting from the date of the incident itself. However, this rule can vary under a select few circumstances:

Children have until their 21st birthday
Criminal assault claims expire in 2 years
Claims abroad will have their own time limits, but many are shorter than 3 years

There’s also the question of the injured person’s mental capacity, which can complicate the situation. If their brain injury has caused them to lose the mental capacity to make a claim for themselves, then the time limit is (in theory) extended indefinitely. However, if they later regain this mental capacity, the original 3 year limit still applies.

Whatever the circumstances, we would always advise contacting one of our brain injury solicitors in Preston as soon as possible. The sooner you get in touch with us, the more it can actively help your claim, partially because it makes it easier for us to collect key evidence which may be in danger of being lost, removed, or destroyed. What’s more, it also enables us to promptly secure you any short-term specialist support that you may need while your claim is progressing.

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Average compensation payouts for a brain injury claim

It’s difficult to give an exact answer to this question without knowing the specifics of your circumstances, as every case is different. The level of compensation your receive for your brain injury claim in Preston will depend on a number of different factors – it’s not unusual for claimants to receive figures numbering in the thousands of pounds, but this isn’t necessarily a given.

As soon as one of our brain injury solicitors has had a chance to sit down with you to discuss your case in more detail, we’ll be able to give you a more precise idea of how much you may 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 Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston

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 eligible to claim compensation if you’ve 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 has robbed them of the ability to make a claim for themselves. Whether you’re seeking compensation for yourself or for someone close to you, our expert brain injury solicitors are here to help 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?

On average, a brain injury claim in Preston can take anywhere between 3 to 5 years to be resolved. We understand that this may seem like a distressingly long time, but it does serve an important purpose.

Essentially, the severity and complexity of brain injuries means that it’s not unusual for it to take months (or even years) for the full consequences of the injury to become apparent. Your case needs to be continually assessed over the course of several years to ensure that you’re fully compensated for any further complications that may develop.

Concluding your claim prematurely could mean that you’re undervalued, and that your compensation doesn’t account for the later side effects – which may ultimately mean you don’t get 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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