Brain and Head Injury Claims in Cardiff

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A head or brain injury can have serious lifelong consequences for a person’s health, wellbeing, ability to earn a living and other aspects of their life. It is common for significant medical treatment and rehabilitation to be required, with 24/7 ongoing care being needed for those who suffer the most serious traumatic brain injuries.

All of this can be very distressing and very costly, both for those who have suffered a brain injury and their loved ones. In these situations, pursuing compensation is often a necessity to ensure the best possible care and support can be put in place, while reducing the financial strain on those affected.

At Novum Law, our specialist brain and head injury solicitors can assist with:

  • Advice on whether you are owed brain or head injury compensation
  • A realistic estimate of the potential damages achievable
  • Guiding you through the entire claims process
  • Keeping the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible

We offer No Win No Fee funding  so you do not have to worry about how to fund your brain or head injury claim or take any financial risk.

Where you are supporting a loved one who does not have the mental capacity to make a claim, we can guide you through the whole process with sensitivity and empathy.

Book a Free Consultation with Our Brain and Head Injury Lawyers in Cardiff

If you believe you or a loved one are entitled to compensation, our brain and head injury lawyers in Cardiff are here for you.

We also have offices in Bristol, the Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Salisbury, Southampton and Swindon, allowing us to offer a convenient local service to clients further afield.

To begin your claim, contact our Cardiff office on 02920 972 070 or online for a free, no obligation chat.

Our Expertise with All Types of Brain and Head Injury Claims

Our personal injury solicitors in Cardiff are experts in all types of brain and head injury claims for adults, children and babies, including those arising from:

Find out more about our expertise with brain and head injuries.

Take a look at our team to find out more about their individual areas of expertise.

How our Brain and Head Injury Claims Service Work

Free No Obligation Consultation

We offer a free first consultation with one of our specialist brain and head injury lawyers to discuss your circumstances and how we can help. This is usually by phone or videoconferencing, but we can also work via email if you prefer.

This consultation is for your benefit and you will be under no pressure to pursue a claim afterwards if you do not wish to do so.

No Win No Fee Brain and Head Injury Claims Funding

We offer Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) – also known as No Win, No Fee – for all of our brain and head injury claims. This means you will only need to cover our fees if we win compensation for you, removing any financial risk from the process of making a claim.

Find out more about No Win No Fee funding.

Proving You Are Owed Brain or Head Injury Compensation

To be able to claim compensation for a head or brain injury, it must be possible to prove that:

  1. You/your loved one suffered a brain or head injury.
  2. Someone else caused or contributed to that injury (either through negligence or deliberate action such as a criminal assault).

Our Cardiff brain and head injury solicitors will ensure your claim is thoroughly investigated and all necessary evidence collected, so you have the strongest possible claim.

Working Out How Much Brain or Head Injury Compensation You Are Owed

Compensation for a brain or head injury can typically cover:

  • Financial costs you have incurred (e.g. medical bills, rehabilitation costs, care and support fees, lost earnings etc.)
  • The non-financial impact of injuries (e.g. pain and suffering, loss of amenity).

The process of working out the exact level of compensation is known as ‘assessing quantum’ or ‘assessing quantum of damages’ and will take into account the impact to date and the expected future impact of an injury.

Interim Payments for Brain and Head Injury Compensation

Where you need immediate financial support to cover care costs and other essentials, it may be possible to secure interim payments while your claim is still ongoing. This avoids the need to wait until your claim has been resolved before you can access the support you or a loved one need.

Out of Court Settlements for Brain and Head Injury Claim

Even the most complex, high value brain and head injury claims can usually be resolved through private negotiation by our skilled team. This can allow you to sidestep lengthy court proceedings, so you can get compensation faster.

Court Proceedings for Brain and Head Injury Compensation Claim

In the unlikely event that court proceedings are required, we will provide close personal support at every stage. As well as preparing your case, we will secure expert hearing representation and be on hand to provide emotional support and continuity of care.

Transferring Your Brain or Head Injury Claim to Novum Law from Another Firm

We are frequently contacted by claimants who have started a claim with another firm, only to feel let down by the service they have received. The most common complaints are that the claims process is taking too long or that the damages secured are insufficient for the claimant’s needs.

If you have concerns about the way a brain or head injury claim has been handled, we can give an honest second opinion about whether we think a better outcome can be achieved. We will never take on a case if we do not genuinely believe we can do better and our team have a strong track record of getting significantly higher settlements and/or securing compensation faster for clients.

Find out more about transferring your claim to Novum Law.

Time Limits for Brain and Head Injury Compensation Claims

The standard time limit for any type of personal injury claim is three years, however, with brain and head injury claims the circumstances often mean you will have longer to claim.

If the person who suffered the brain injury lacks the mental capacity to bring a claim themselves, there is no time limit for someone else to claim on their behalf. If they ever regain capacity, the three-year time limit would be counted from this date.

Where a brain or head injury is suffered by someone under 18, the three-year time limit only takes effect from their 18th birthday and only if they are deemed to have the mental capacity to pursue a claim themselves. This, therefore, means families have at least until a child turns 21 to pursue a claim.

Other exceptions can also apply and the rules around time limits are not always straightforward to understand, so it is essential to take specialist advice as soon as possible.

Find out more about time limits for compensation claims.

Acting as a Litigation Friend for a Loved One Who Has Suffered a Brain or Head Injury

Where a loved one who has suffered a brain or head injury is deemed not to have the mental capacity to pursue a compensation claim, a loved one can act as a ‘litigation friend’ to make a claim on their behalf.

This is a serious commitment and responsibility, so is it sensible to seek out specialist legal advice when considering acting as a litigation friend. Our brain and head injury solicitors can advise on the process for being appointed as a litigation friend and support you through the whole process of making a claim.

We can provide specialist assistance for anyone supporting a vulnerable loved one through our dedicated Hyphen Law service.

Claiming Compensation Where a Loved One Has Died Due to a Brain or Head Injury

Where someone has died following a brain or head injury, their loved ones will typically want answers and will likely need financial support to deal with the impact on their lives.

Our team can provide expert advice and representation for Coroners’ inquests to help you get the answers you need, as well as assisting with making a compensation claim, if you choose to do so.

Damages for a fatal brain or head injury claim can potentially cover:

  • Funeral expenses
  • The loss of the deceased’s income
  • Loss of services provided by the deceased (e.g. personal care support)
  • Normal household costs
  • Medical costs
  • Childcare costs
  • Counselling

Find out more about our expertise with fatal injury claims.

Have a Question About Claiming Brain or Head Injury Compensation?

If you have a question about making a brain or head injury claim, you can take a look at our FAQs. Alternatively, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer your query.

Book Your Free Consultation with Our Brain and Head Injury Solicitors in Cardiff

If you believe you or a loved one are entitled to compensation, our brain and head injury lawyers in Cardiff are here for you.

We also have offices in Bristol, the Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Salisbury, Southampton and Swindon, allowing us to offer a convenient local service to clients further afield.

To begin your claim, contact our Cardiff office on 02920 972 070 or online for a free, no obligation chat.




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