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There is no underestimating how devastating the effects of a head or brain injury can be, both for you and your loved ones. Making a brain injury claim can be the first step to improving your quality of life. At Lyons Solicitors, our experts can assist with a range of head and brain injury compensation claims, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Lyons Solicitors have specialist expertise in all types of personal injury claims, including brain injuries. We do not delegate any of the work we take on, meaning that all of the brain injury claims we handle are dealt with by experienced, qualified solicitors that can provide the best quality service for our clients.
The same brain injury solicitor will handle your claim throughout the entire process, which ensures continuity and the best possible service. If you need to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us over the telephone, by video conferencing or in person and can arrange for out of hours or home visits where appropriate.
Our clients benefit from our ‘No Win, No Fee’ funding model. This approach allows us to take on brain injury claims for clients who may have limited financial means and/or who are concerned about losing money on a claim.
Our brain injury solicitors regularly help clients with potentially risky cases that other firms are not willing to take on, as well as taking over brain injury claims where clients have been let down by other firms or had their claim rejected in the first instance.
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Our brain injury solicitors will explain the whole claims process and what you need to do at each stage. Where appropriate, we can put you in touch with specialist rehabilitation experts and can arrange for a dedicated case manager to support you with specialist equipment and day-to-day needs related to your brain injury.
Our Personal Injury Claims team is headed by Partner Duncan Shaw. Duncan has more than 25 years of experience in representing clients with brain and head injury claims throughout England and Wales.
We have previously secured substantial settlements in compensation for brain injury claims in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, Chew Magna, and the wider Bristol area.
Our team will also work closely with our recommended and highly specialist barristers and take every possible step to help you return to as normal a life as possible and look ahead to the future with confidence after making a successful brain injury claim.
Our brain injury solicitors in Bristol offer a free first consultation to answer any questions you might have about the brain injury compensation claims process and help to clarify your situation.
You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the ‘Ask us a Question’ form on the right-hand side of the page to request a call back.
We can assist with all types of brain injury claims, including:
To find out more about how we can help with brain injury compensation claims in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, Chew Magna and the wider Bristol area, please get in touch.
Our brain injury compensation solicitors operate claims under a No Win, No Fee basis. We will talk to you about the funding of a claim and discuss your options before we take on your case. We can also talk to you about Insurance to cover you for any unforeseen costs.
A brain injury occurs when a blow or trauma to the head results in damage to the brain. Different types of brain injury may involve a direct impact to the head, or it could result in reduced oxygen supply to the brain, which can cause injuries.
If you, or a loved one, has sustained a brain injury, it may be possible to make a brain injury compensation claim, depending on the surrounding circumstances and the impact it has had on your life.
You may hear a brain injury referred to as a ‘traumatic brain injury’ (TBI). Traumatic brain injuries involve a forceful or violent bump, blow or jolt to the brain. Traumatic brain injury cases can have long-lasting and devastating effects.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury could include:
You will typically have three years to bring forward a brain injury claim. This is from the ‘date of knowledge’ where you were first aware that:
There are some exceptions to this general rule. These include where:
It is not always possible to precisely estimate how long it will take for a brain injury claim to be resolved, as they are often high value and complex.
Our brain injury claim solicitors strive to resolve all claims as efficiently as possible without compromising on the amount of compensation we seek for our clients. This means that if your claim can be settled out of court, this will usually be faster than where court proceedings are needed.
We will do everything we can to secure an early settlement and, where possible, look to secure interim payments on your behalf until the final total is reached.
Proving that brain damage has occurred following an incident will usually be determined by an independent medical exam. This will often include measures such as imaging tests, CT scans and MRI scans. Medical professionals may also carry out additional neurological exams that test cognition, motor function, coordination and reflexes.
Brain injuries, particularly traumatic brain injuries, can happen for a number of reasons. These include motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports related accidents and physical altercations.
Brain injury claim amounts will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident and physical and psychological effects of the brain injury itself. In addition to this, serious injury claims will also be assessed based on any loss of income that has been experienced, such as an inability to work.
The first step in making a brain injury claim would be to speak to our expert traumatic brain injury solicitors. From here, we can establish the details of the case, how the injury occurred, whether there are sufficient grounds to make a claim, and the level of compensation you may expect to receive.
If making a claim for compensation is possible, we can then progress with the claim, filing a Letter of Claim to the defendant and proceeding to negotiate a suitable settlement out of court wherever possible.
An acquired brain injury refers to any type of brain injury that is caused after birth. Acquired brain injury claims will broadly cover the same matters as traumatic brain injury claims.
Our brain injury solicitors in Bristol offer a free first consultation to answer any questions you might have about the brain injury claims process and help to clarify your situation.
You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page to request a call-back.
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