Personal injury claims: Acquired or traumatic brain injuries

Brain injuries acquired by high impact incidents can, quite simply, have the most devastating effects on the lives of the victim and their family.

Injuries involving damage to the brain are incredibly complex and difficult to treat and are known as catastrophic for a good reason. As a result of such an injury, the injured person can often require long-term care and assistance, often at great financial cost.

If the injury has been caused by the negligence or breach of duty of another person or party, the claim will require specialist legal advice and guidance, not only for the victim but for their family who have to carry on with the consequences of the accident during the case and after it concludes. It is important in such cases to ensure that the right level of compensation is secured to cover the ongoing costs of care, treatment, rehabilitation, loss of future earnings and opportunities and more. These claims can run into many millions of pounds.

Fiona Hannaford, head of the personal injury team, has dealt with head and brain injury claims where the victim has been left with permanent and debilitating symptoms. Fiona understands the need for a prompt response to the issue of rehabilitation and the importance of the physical and psychological wellbeing of both the victim and their family.

Most importantly, we have a passionate belief that law firms and the solicitors in them who say they are experts should only be claiming that expertise if they have the ability and experience to run these case and, most importantly of all, the passion and empathy to work with the injured party and their family members. No solicitor should be instructed who cannot show both a reasonable history of dealing with these cases, but most importantly of all that they have a fundamental understanding of the human brain and the consequences of damage to its integrity. Beyond that they need to be able to explain complex issues of how compensation is assessed and to assist in interpreting difficult medical evidence, which can in itself be very unpleasant to face, for both the victim and their family.

The majority of our brain and head injury claims are referred to us by medical and rehabilitation specialists who recognise our expertise in this area.

The personal injury team at Boyce Hatton have successfully secured compensation for victims of catastrophic brain injury involving settlements of many millions of pounds, representing clients in the Royal Courts of Justice and the Court of Appeal.

Boyce Hatton offers a no win/no fee service so please contact us if you or a family member has been the victim of an accident that is not their fault, and which on the face of it is going to have long-term consequences. We know that the problems for the client and the family do not just stop when the claim stops, but those problems can be significantly lessened if a secure financial base for ongoing care, treatment, rehabilitation, housing and transport has been properly calculated and forced out of a reluctant and often unsympathetic insurance company.


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