Child Brain Injury Lawyers
At Hugh James, our child brain injury solicitors have the specialist experience, skills and support mechanisms in place to help families through the difficulties stemming from a child’s traumatic brain injury.
A child brain injury compensation claim requires a specialist approach. When a child suffers from brain damage, it can take years before the full effects can be assessed. When making a compensation claim, the future care and treatment needs of a brain injured child requires professional evaluations to be made. Our solicitors have access to the best possible experts who can assess a child’s future needs in order to claim the correct level of compensation. We act on a no win, no fee basis meaning if you do not win then you will have no fee to pay. Contact us for a free no obligation case consultation.
A child brain injury can happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Road traffic accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Attending trips or events; or
- As a result of birth complications.
No matter how the injury was sustained, the life and development of a child may be drastically affected. Commonly a brain injured child may face:
- Physical and cognitive impairment;
- Psychiatric impairment;
- Challenging behaviour;
- Mood swings;
- Learning difficulties;
- Speech difficulties; and/or
Our solicitors will fight to ensure the likely future needs of a brain injured child are identified and the most appropriate rehabilitation plan is in place throughout the child’s life. It is important that the likely future needs of the child are assessed by experienced medical experts to ensure the correct level of compensation is awarded. Our brain injury lawyers have access to the best possible experts to assist during the compensation process.
Why Hugh James?
- Hugh James has a top ranking personal injury compensation practice working from offices in London and Cardiff, covering the whole of the UK
- Access to the Hugh James Emergency Fund
- The brain injury team has recovered many millions of pounds for individuals and families affected by a brain injury over the past 30 years
- The multi-disciplinary team includes solicitors with national reputations, a qualified social worker, an accountant and an experienced Court of Protection deputy, able to manage the financial affairs of those who lack mental capacity as defined under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 - a holistic approach
- Our injury solicitors are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
- Hugh James is approved as brain injury solicitors by Headway UK, the Child Brain Injury Trust and the Brain Injury group
- Leading rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK independent legal directories
Our team of specialist brain injury solicitors provide expert advice and services to ensure you obtain the best care, treatment, rehabilitation and the highest possible level of compensation following a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries have life changing implications for an individual and their family. Quality care, treatment and rehabilitation are essential to ensure the continued health and well-being of a brain injured person. Our expert brain injury solicitors can help on a no win, no fee basis – contact us today for free, no obligation advice.
What's the child brain injury claims process?
A brain injury claim will begin with the appointment of a specialist brain damage solicitor who can help you throughout the compensation claims process. Firstly, you and your solicitor will need to prove that it was caused, at least partly, by another person (this is known as liability).
During a compensation claim, your solicitor will seek to obtain evidence on the severity of the brain injury sustained and investigate the likely care and medical needs going forward (this is know as quantum).
The process will be undertaken by our team of solicitors against the individual who caused the injury, who is known as the defendant. The defendant can be an individual or a company and generally the claim will be dealt with by the defendant’s insurer. In cases of a violent criminal act an individual can seek compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
If your claim is concluded successfully the defendant will pay the agreed compensation which could include:
- Compensation for the brain injury or head injury sustained
- Loss of earnings caused
- Funds to provide care, support and case management
- The cost of specialist equipment, including a suitable property, aids and equipment and transport
- Court of Protection costs, if a professional deputy is required
- A periodical payment order (PPO), which is an annual, index linked, payment for life to cover future, year on year, items of expenditure such as care and case management
To start a claim
To start a claim you simply need to contact us to arrange a free, no obligation consultation. We will discuss all of the options available to you, as well as the likelihood of successfully claiming compensation. If we believe you have a reasonable chance of success we will, upon your instruction, act on behalf of the brain injured child and family to identify who is at fault, the likely long term implications and future costs allowing for the correct level of compensation to be awarded.
Contact our specialist child brain injury lawyers today.