How we can help
At Howells we have experienced solicitors who have represented many clients who have suffered from a range of brain injuries. These include injuries that have been caused during childbirth, as a result of delayed diagnosis of a stroke and other medical conditions, and those who have suffered a neuropsychological injury as a result of delayed or inappropriate treatment.
If you feel that you may have a claim for compensation then get in touch today. We know the many people are hesitant about contacting a solicitor but we’re just regular people with a particular expertise – and we’re on your side. Besides, an initial call costs nothing and our Medical Negligence team will listen sympathetically before advising on your options and recommended next steps.
Why choose us?
We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the care and attention it deserves.
We appreciate that worry about costs can be a barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.
If you choose us to look after your claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:
• earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for clients
• helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
• removing any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly and sensitively
• remaining a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights
Make A Brain Injury Claim
Q. How long do I have to make a claim?
A. A claim must be made within 3 years of the date of the negligent treatment or the date that you know or suspected that you have suffered as a result of the delay in diagnosis and treatment of the condition.Where a claim is brought on behalf of a child the 3 year limitation starts to run from the child’s 18th birthday.If a child has sustained an injury as result of negligent treatment during childbirth there may also be a separate claim for personal injury suffered to the Mother and Father for physical and/or psychiatric injuries, depending on the circumstances giving rise to the claim. The 3 year time limit would apply to a claim for personal injury suffered by the parents of a child injured during childbirth.If a relative has passed away as a result of the negligence, a claim must be brought within 3 years of the date of death.If the Claimant is a patient who is assessed as not being capable of handling their own claim the time limit (limitation period) does not begin until the legal incapacity is removed.
Q. How much will the claim be worth?
A. This depends on the extent of the injury and the impact of the negligent treatment has had on the health and recovery of the person who has been injured.A brain injury claim on behalf of a child injured at birth could be worth a significant amount of compensation. It would include the cost of care and rehabilitation that they would need to enable them to live as independently as possible, as well as their accommodation and specialist equipment needs.After an initial appointment/discussion we will be able to give you an estimated claim worth.
Q. How serious does the injury have to be to make a claim?
A. Usually, a claim can be made for a brain injury which causes physical and/or psychological injury and the need for on going treatment and care for injuries that cannot be overcome with medical treatment.But get in touch regardless as a member of our team will be able to advise you free of charge whether you are likely to have a claim or not.
For more questions on the process of making a claim see FAQs.