The world will come together this Saturday (4 February) to mark World Cancer Day 2023. This is a global campaign led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to...Read more
Welcome to Novum Law, Plymouth. We understand how difficult and upsetting it can be if you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury. The impact of a head injury can have serious long-term consequences, affecting your health, well-being, and ability to work. For the most severe traumatic brain injuries 24/7 round the clock care and support may be needed.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or head injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Our expert head and brain injury solicitors in Plymouth have lots of experience and expertise helping people access legal support and claim the compensation that they deserve. We will closely work with you to ensure you have access to the best possible care and support while also reducing the financial pressures a brain or head injury can cause.
We have helped thousands of people just like you claim brain injury compensation, and we have the expertise and experience to help you and your family secure the maximum compensation. We can also make sure you receive the quality treatment, rehabilitation and support you need.
Our brain and head injury solicitors in Plymouth understand how difficult it can be to recover after a brain injury, and we pride ourselves on offering both sensitive and practical support.
Thanks to our team of dedicated solicitors, we have built up a fantastic reputation in this area of the law. Our expert team can offer support with a wide range of head injury compensation claims. If your injury was caused or made worse by someone else’s negligence, it is vital that you have the right legal support.
Novum Law’s expert, dedicated team based in Newport can provide support with a range of brain and head injury compensation claims, and can support you with a No Win, No Fee claim relating to:
- Child Brain and Head Injury
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Motorcycling Accidents
- Cycling Accidents
- E-scooter Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Military Injuries
- Medical Negligence
- Sports Accidents
- Horse Riding Injury
- Accidents in a Public or Private Place
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Birth Injuries
- Serious Criminal Assault
- Accidents in Rented Accommodation
If you are supporting a family member who does not have the capacity to make a claim due to their injury, we will guide you through the process. And if you are making a claim on behalf of someone who has sadly died as a result of a brain or head injury, we can help with an inquest into their death.
Book a FREE consultation with our brain and head injury solicitors in Plymouth
Why choose Novum Law’s Plymouth team?
We pride ourselves on offering a service that’s built on trust and communication. Our specialist legal team will always take the time to listen to what happened to you and proactively solve any concerns you may have.
We understand how challenging it can be to live with a brain injury or to recover from a severe head injury and will always do everything we can to make the claims process as stress-free and straightforward as possible.
Our head injury solicitors in Plymouth will explain the claims procedure in a way that’s easy to understand, without any legal jargon. We will also make sure that you understand and are updated on the progress of brain injury claim every step of the way.
What our Plymouth clients say about us
“Rebecca Brisley has been amazing. I’ve found her to be extremely professional and thorough in her approach leaving no stone unturned. Her tenacity to keep asking questions and continuously looking for different legal angles will be a game changer with her clients’ cases I am sure. I found her gentle yet firm tone to be very appropriate with the traumatic nature of legal cases and her responsiveness to any contact reassuring. I would highly recommend Rebecca at Novum Law. Thank you Rebecca I am genuinely not sure what I would have done without your support.”
“Novum Law did a brilliant job handling my father’s mesothelioma claim and in assisting me when he unfortunately passed away during the process. While the pandemic slowed down communication from the other side, the team at Novum pressed on and we were able to eventually negotiate a settlement that will enable us all to move on and close the door on this sad time. I have no hesitation in recommending using Novum Law if you are seeking a team of people to pursue a similar claim for you.”
“I wanted to thank you and your staff for your help with sorting out Martin’s claim, and the kindness and patience and the understanding you have shown me and my family during the process. I want to say that I have appreciated all that you did for me and your honesty throughout the claim.”
How can brain and head injury compensation help?
If you or a loved one has a head or brain injury it can significantly affect your life, and your family’s life.
Your brain or head injury compensation may help with:
- Private medical treatment costs
- Rehabilitation and specialist therapy expenses
- Specialist equipment
- Costs of care and household assistance or loss of earnings
- Travel Expenses for hospital appointments
- Pain and suffering
- ‘Loss of amenity’ (not being able to do everyday things you used to)
What happens during a brain or head injury claim?
The claim process may vary depending on your situation. Our expert solicitors in Plymouth support clients across many areas, including:
- Developing your case by gathering medical records, consulting medical experts, and collecting evidence.
- Talking to experts to understand your healthcare needs now and in the future.
- Checking that the defendant acknowledges your claim within the appropriate time frame and planning the next steps based on their response.
- Calculating the value of the claim, including gathering info about financial losses.
- Using a dispute resolution process to help you reach a settlement.
- Supporting you to prepare for, and representing you if, in the unlikely event, a court hearing is needed.
How do I make a brain and head injury compensation claim?
Book a FREE initial chat with our brain injury solicitors in Plymouth
Our Plymouth team offer a free initial meeting to start your brain or head injury compensation claim. Your free appointment with one of our expert head injury solicitors will provide you with an opportunity to discuss exactly how you were injured and the impact on your life.
From here, we can then advise on whether you will likely have grounds to claim compensation. At this point, we will also explain the claims process in more detail and give you the next steps.
What is the time limit for making a head or brain injury claim?
The standard time limit to start a personal injury claim is 3 years from the date you were injured or were first aware that you were injured.
If you are claiming on behalf of someone who no longer has the mental capacity, there is no time limit to making a claim. Should they regain capacity in the future, the 3-year time limit is counted from this date.
If a brain or head injury is sustained by someone under 18, the 3-year time limit takes effect from their 18th birthday and only if they have the mental capacity to make a compensation claim themselves.
Find out more about time limits for compensation claims.
Will I need to go to court to claim brain injury compensation?
Our expert brain injury solicitors in Plymouth can settle most brain injury claims out of court. But it is not possible to reach an early settlement in all circumstances.
If you do need to go to court to make a head injury claim, our solicitors can help you to prepare, give legal representation, and support you in arranging any accessibility requirements you may need to attend a court hearing.
How much compensation will I get for my brain injury?
The amount of compensation that you receive for a brain injury claim will depend on the type of injury, and the effect on your health and lifestyle. When you work with Novum Law, a member of our team will start by reviewing the details of your case, and then give you an accurate estimate.
What type of brain injury claims can Novum Law help with?
Our expert head and brain injury solicitors can help if you or a loved one has any of the following injuries:
- Acquired brain injury – An acquired brain injury refers to an injury that has occurred after birth.
- Traumatic brain injury – A traumatic brain injury describes an alteration in the way the brain functions, such injuries are caused by a force, for example, a serious fall or a blow to the head.
- Hydrocephalus – A fluid-build up on the brain which may be the result of a head injury.
- Cerebral hypoxia – A condition that occurs when there is not enough oxygen getting to the brain.
- Brain contusion – Swollen brain tissue, (often a complication of a cracked skull).
- Diffuse brain injury – An injury that occurs by movement in the skull, for example, if the head is severely shaken in a car crash.
If I’m unsatisfied with my solicitor, can I transfer my brain injury claim to Novum Law?
Perhaps you’ve started a head injury claim with another law firm, and you are unsatisfied with the progress? It could be that the claims procedure is taking longer than you expected. You might feel unhappy with the amount of compensation or the general service?
Our brain injury solicitors in Plymouth can offer a second opinion and take on your case if we believe that we can get better results. We pride ourselves on being able to secure compensation quicker than other firms and earn our clients higher settlements.