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If you have suffered a head or brain injury as a result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors in Manchester can help you through the process of making a injury compensation claim.
Before we take on your claim, we will establish whether the medical professional breached their legal duty of care towards you, resulting in a cerebral injury caused by their negligence. Our experienced team of medical negligence experts fully understand head and brain related injury claims and offers free initial legal advice.
Types of Brain Injuries that could qualify you.
Some common types of brain injuries include concussion, subarachnoid haemorrhage, and diffuse axonal injury. Medical professionals can make a number of mistakes during brain surgery or diagnosis that can result in a injury in the brain. These mistakes can include surgical errors, medication errors, mistakes and delays in diagnosis, and mistakes made during childbirth.
We advise you to provide us with photographs of any visible injuries, witness statements from anyone who may have been with you, a copy of the complaint report, a medical report from the GP surgery or A&E department where you sought medical advice and a record of the financial losses you have suffered as a result of the injury.
Compensation for any damage to the brain is usually split into two types of damages. General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced in your daily life, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages are compensation for any financial losses, such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications, and travel expenses associated with your medical care. The compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries.
- £282,010 to £403,990 for very severe brain injuries
- £219,070 to £282,010 for moderately severe brain injuries
- £43,060 to £219,070 for a moderate brain injury
- £15,320 to £43,060 for a less severe brain injury
- £2,210 to £12,770 for a minor brain injury
As a medical negligence law firm, we handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means that if you do not win your claim, you will not have to pay any legal costs.
For brain damage or injury claims, you will usually have three years from the date the negligence first occurred or the date when you were first aware of your injuries caused by the negligence. However, children have three years from the date of their 18th birthday to make a claim for compensation. You can also claim on behalf of your child before they are 18 years old as their litigation friend, particularly in cases where your child has suffered a cerebral injury which means they do not have the mental capacity to represent themselves, in which case the time limit of three years will not be applied.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your brain/cerebral injury compensation Claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.