No Win No Fee Head Injury Claims
A brain injury is a life-changing event and in certain circumstances requires significant financial compensation. For those seeking compensation, another person or organization must be at fault for your head injury.
A traumatic brain injury will normally result in a measured loss of mental capacity and many claims are often submitted on behalf of these vulnerable family members.
Typically you will have three years to pursue a compensation claim after the date of the head or brain injury. However, there are sometimes exceptions to this deadline. If someone has lost mental capacity as a result of their injury there is no time limit to claim on behalf of the incident. It is worth noting that should the person regain mental capacity, a three-year time limit will be applied. Children who have sustained a brain or head injury will be eligible for compensation up until turning 21. If your injury was sustained abroad, limits can be variable and typically shorter than the typical three-year limit.
If you have been assaulted as part of a criminal attack you will have just two years to pursue your compensation claim.
Alike all compensation claims, it is best to start enquiring legally as soon as possible. Starting a claim quickly can mean that specialist treatments and services are provided swiftly to help you make the best recovery possible.
Evidence for any legal case is always best collected as soon as possible, for example, witness statements are fresh and more accurate, and important documents can be secured before they are lost.
How Long Does A Claim Take?
Brain and head injury claims typically take around three years to settle. This seemingly long time frame occurs as it can take several years to fully asses and comprehend the impact the injury will have on your life. Settling a claim too early can result in your case being undervalued. Usually, whilst your head injury claim is being undertaken, you will receive some compensation to cover any care. Such funds are known as ‘interim’ payments and are paid out when a person or organization admits fault at the beginning of your claim. Interim payments help to cover the fees for rehabilitation and ease financial burdens should you be currently unfit for work.
How Much Compensation For Head Injury Claims?
All compensation claims vary in their significance and unique circumstances influence the final settlement amount. Brain injury claims will be calculated based on your individual case and needs and are centered around the impact on your life. Using a proficient head injury solicitor will put you in the best position for your compensation claim. A specialist will have expert knowledge and be able to advise you roughly on the potential value and eligibility of your claim.
When pursuing a head injury claim, many excellent solicitors offer a no-win no fee agreement. This kind of agreement ensures no upfront costs and there are no financial risks should your claim be unsuccessful.