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Brain and head injuries can have serious lifelong consequences for those who suffer them and their families. Even in the best case scenarios, months of medical treatment and rehabilitation may be needed, while in the most severe cases, 24/7 care may be needed for the rest of a person’s life.
Compensation cannot undo the damage that has been done, but it can make a real difference to the level of support someone living with a brain injury receives and their overall quality of life. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain or head injury, finding out whether you may be entitled to claim compensation is therefore strongly recommended.
At Novum Law, we are specialists in brain and head injury compensation claims. Our expert team can:
We offer No Win No Fee funding so there is no need to worry about how you will fund our services and there is no financial risk involved in pursuing a brain or head injury claim with Novum Law.
Many people are put off claiming by the thought of having to deal with contentious court proceedings. Fortunately, this is rarely necessary. Our team are experts in negotiating maximum settlements for our clients, which very rarely require court proceedings, making the claims process much faster and less stressful for you and your family.
If you need to claim on behalf of someone who is unable to do so themselves, our team can guide you through the process. This is a very common occurrence with brain injuries so we are well placed to make it as easy as possible for you to get your loved one the support they require and the compensation they deserve.
If you believe you or a loved one are entitled to brain or head injury compensation, our personal injury solicitors in Swindon are here for you.
Our personal injury solicitors in Swindon are experts in dealing with all types of brain and head injury claims for adults, children and babies. These include those arising from:
Take a look at our team to find out more about their individual areas of expertise.
We offer a free appointment with one of our specialist brain and head injury solicitors to anyone thinking about pursuing a claim. This will normally take place by phone or via videoconferencing, but we can also work via email if that is more convenient.
In this initial chat with a member of our team, we will:
During and after the initial consultation, we will not place you under any pressure to pursue a claim. We understand this is a sensitive issue and not always an easy choice and simply want to give you the information you need to make the right decision for you and your loved ones.
We take on brain injury clients on a No Win, No Fee basis, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This means anyone can access our services, no matter their current financial circumstances.
A No Win, No Fee brain injury claim also avoids any financial risk to our clients as our fees will only be applied if we succeed in securing compensation. In the event a claim does not succeed, the client will not owe us anything. Where a claim does succeed, our fees are normally covered by the defendant.
To make a compensation claim for a brain or head injury, it must be proven that:
Our Swindon brain and head injury solicitors have an investigative approach in building cases and make sure all relevant evidence is collected and presented effectively, to give the strongest possible claim.
Through a process known as ‘assessing quantum’ or ‘assessing quantum of damages’, we will look at all the ways a brain or head injury has impacted your lives and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Damages for a brain or head injury can cover:
You can claim for both losses experienced so far and the expected future impact of living with a brain or head injury e.g. paying for ongoing care.
It is very often possible to settle a head or brain injury out of court, even when dealing with high value and complex claims. Our team are experts in this, helping our clients to avoid court proceedings wherever possible and keeping the claims process as quick and stress-free as we can.
Should court proceedings be the best or only option to secure fair compensation, getting the right representation and having the best personal support are both really important to the outcome and your wellbeing.
We appreciate that clients often find the idea of going to court intimidating and will do everything we can to mitigate this, should going to court be required. Our team will explain exactly how the court process works, what to expect and the likely outcomes.
We will then prepare your case and secure expert representation for you, so you have the best chance of getting the outcome you deserve.
Many people contact us who have started a brain or head injury claim with another law firm and are unhappy with the results. This might be because they feel their claim is not progressing fast enough, they are not getting good service from their lawyer, or that an inadequate settlement has been agreed by their current lawyers or any number of other reasons.
In these situations, our brain or head injury solicitors can provide an independent second opinion about how a claim has been handled. Where we believe we can do better, we are able to take over claims from other firms. Experience shows that, when this happens, we are often able to get a significantly higher settlement and/or secure compensation faster.
Three years is the standard time limit for any type of personal injury claim, including brain and head injury claims. This is counted from the ‘date of knowledge’, which is the date when you were first aware that:
However, there are often exceptions to these standard time limits that apply in the case of brain and head injuries. The two most common are:
It is often the case where someone has suffered a head or brain injury that they will not have the mental capacity to make a compensation claim. In such circumstances, a friend, family member or other representative (a litigation friend) can make a claim on the injured person’s behalf.
Our brain and head injury solicitors can talk you through how this works and everything you need to do to make sure your loved one gets the compensation needed to provide the best possible care for them.
As stated above, there is no time limit to claim brain or head injury compensation on behalf of someone who lacks capacity, but the sooner a claim is started, the sooner they will be able to get the support they need.
Where a loved has sadly died due to a brain or head injury, the impact on their family and friends is devastating. As well as the emotional trauma, there are often significant practical issues to deal with, such as how to provide for a family that was reliant on the deceased’s income.
Our team can guide family through this difficult time, providing advice and representation for coroner’s inquests to get answers about what happened and advising on the process for claiming compensation where appropriate.
We can advise you on whether there are likely to be grounds for a compensation claim and how the claims process works, then take care of progressing the claim for you, allowing you to focus on coping with your loss.
Depending on your situation, it may be possible to claim for:
As stated above, there is normally a three-year time limit from the date of death to make a claim, so you should not delay if you think you may have grounds for a claim.
If you believe you or a loved one are entitled to compensation, our brain and head injury solicitors in Swindon are here for you.
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Why choose us?
As expert solicitors focusing on serious personal injury and medical negligence, you can trust us to get the best results for you and your family.
We understand what you are going through, and we will be there for you every step of the way throughout your claim and beyond.
Our No Win No Fee guarantee means you can make a risk-free compensation claim with no legal costs or charges if your claim is unsuccessful.
Specialist rehabilitation, medical care and support can make a huge difference in your life. We work with the best providers to get the treatment you need.
The professionalism with which you have handled my claim put my mind at ease and was less stressful than I could have imagined.
Going with Novum Law was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Novum won the case for me, and helped me get my life back together
I would have no hesitation in recommending Novum Law and your services.
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