Head Injuries can be caused by any type of accident, be it following a road traffic accident, an accident at work or a trip or a slip.
Suffering a head injury is understandably concerning for the victim and their family. It is important to investigate any potential brain injury that may have been caused.
Given the long term implications of any head injury, you will need to make sure that you have the right people on your side to help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled.
Our solicitors are experts in the field of claiming compensation for clients following a head injury. At Poole Alcock Solicitors, we ensure that the severity of any head injury is assessed by our independent medical experts before preparing a report on the injury, its impact on your life and how long the injury is likely to go on for if not permanent.
If the injury is serious, it may be appropriate for us to discuss with immediate family the potential for a legal guardian or ‘litigation friend’ to take over conduct of the claim on your behalf. We can also discuss whether a power of attorney or deputy should be appointed to take control of any finances and assets.
You may be entitled to state benefits to assist with your financial situation and we can advise you about making an application for such benefits which may provide an immediate injection of finance.
We can also assist you in obtaining guidance and practical help from local head injury charities or support groups. They will be able to directly relate to your circumstances and their guidance can also be very useful for family members.
Court proceedings must normally be commenced within three years of the date of your accident. If Court proceedings are not commenced within the three year period then your claim will be out of time. Although a Court does have the discretion to allow Court proceedings to be commenced and to continue after the three year period has expired this must not, and cannot, be relied on.
The three year period is different if, for example, the person injured was under 18 years of age at the time of their injury. In this case the three year period does not commence until their 18th birthday.
Funding your claim
If your claim has reasonable prospects of success then we will be happy to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will make enquiries to ensure ‘no win, no fee’ is appropriate to you. We will be happy to discuss other funding options with you.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident which was caused by a third party, please do not hesitate to contact our specialist injury team. We will be happy to help and provide free initial advice.
There is no obligation to make a claim - you decide whether or not you wish to go ahead.
Poole Alcock’s personal injury department in Cheshire is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and our expert solicitors include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and APIL Senior Litigators.