UK Head Injury Compensation Claim Guide
If you or a family member have suffered from a head injury due to medical negligence in England our specialist solicitors can provide you with the expert legal advice you need to bring forward a claim.
Here at NHS Negligence Claim our NHS negligence solicitors have helped many different victims bring forward head injury claims due to the negligence they have suffered. Some of the different claims that we have helped with are child brain injury, facial injury and bleeding on the brain. So if you have suffered from an injury due to medical negligence you could be entitled to head injury compensation and this is something that we can help with.
Know about medical negligence
Medical negligence is any treatment that you receive from a healthcare professional that drops below the standard set in the healthcare sector that leads to an injury or worsens your condition. If you have suffered from substandard treatment from a medical professional that has caused injury you could be entitled to make an NHS claim. Contact us today and a member of our specialist team can help you bring forward a claim.
Head injuries due to medical negligence
When receiving treatment for an injury or condition on or around your head you expect to receive the best quality treatment possible to ensure you maintain full health and you don’t suffer from an injury. However this is not always the case and some victims suffer from brain injuries that can have devastating effects on their quality of life for example loss of speech and function. If this is the case for you or a family member you could be entitled to compensation so contact us today for an initial assessment.
Process of making medical negligence claims
When making brain injury compensation claims there are many different factors that need to be considered to ensure that your claim is successful and this is what our expert solicitors will do. Our solicitors will look into every detail to ensure that you are awarded the maximum compensation you are entitled to for the injury you have suffered.
When you contact us at NHS Negligence Claim our solicitors will work with you to prove that the injury or worsening of your condition has been caused by negligence from a medical professional. For your brain injury claims to be successful you need to prove:
- That as a patient of the healthcare provider they owed you their duty of care
- That you suffered from medical negligence which breached that duty of care
- That the breach in the duty of care has caused an injury or caused your condition to worsen.
If you would like to bring forward a medical negligence claim for the injury you have suffered due to negligence our specialist lawyers can help you today.
Types of medical negligence I claim for
When you contact us at NHSNegligenceClaim.com our brain injury compensation lawyers will get to work on building you a strong case to ensure that you are awarded the compensation you need for the injury you have suffered. Depending on how severe your head injury is and what injury you have suffered you could claim for special damages or general damages.
A claim for general damages would mean that you would be compensated for the head injury you have suffered and how long it has affected you and what effect it has had on you. However a claim for special damages would mean that you would be compensated for any financial cost that you have incurred due to your injury. This could include any further medical treatment you may need so call us today to bring forward a brain injury claim. We will work with you to ensure that you get the help and expert legal advice that you need.
Head injury claims that we handle
If you or a loved have suffered from a head injury that is the result of medical negligence you could be entitled to brain injury compensation and our solicitors are here to help you every step of the way to ensure you get the best service. Our medical negligence solicitors understand that every victim’s case is different and needs a different approach and this will be taken into consideration when working to get the NHS compensation you need. Here are just a few of the head injury claims that our solicitors have helped with.
Cerebral Palsy Claims
Cerebral Palsy is a condition that is usually diagnosed in children in their early stages of life and it can sometimes be caused by negligence at birth. It is a condition that can have a major effect on your life causing many problems including limited motor skills and limited mobility and is caused by damage to a baby’s brain. This damage can be caused by a lack of oxygen or blood to the brain during birth which wasn’t picked up or an infection to mother during pregnancy that was not picked up or treated along some other causes. If your baby has suffered from a brain injury during birth and now suffers from Cerebral Palsy we can give you the help you need in your difficult times to bring forward a claim.
Facial injuries claims
When having surgeries or procedures carried out on or around your face the healthcare provider needs to ensure that they are carried out correctly to ensure that no infections occur. However sometimes some victims suffer from negligence that causes infections which can leave scarring on your face which may affect you forever physically and mentally. Some other facial injuries claims are due to accidental burns or fractures. If you have suffered from medical negligence that has caused facial injury enquire today and our solicitors can help you bring forward a claim.
How Long Will My Medical Negligence Claims
When bringing forward a medical negligence claim there is no set time period on how long it will take and this is because every victim’s case is different and their needs are different. Some medical negligence claims can be closed within a year if the medical professional has admitted fault or the case is straight forward. However some claims can take up to 3 years to be concluded due to the severity of your injury and how you have sustained it. If you are thinking about suing for medical negligence our solicitors will provide you with the legal aid you need to ensure your claim is successful.
In the UK you have 3 years from the date of the medical negligence or the date you became aware of the negligence to bring forward a claim and this is called your limitation period. However there are some exceptions to your limitation period:
Children- If your child has suffered from an injury due to medical negligence their limitation period doesn’t come into play until they are 18 years old giving them up until the age of 21 to bring forward a claim. However you can bring forward a claim on their behalf before they are 18.
Mental capacity- If a loved one has no mental capacity but they have suffered from medical negligence you are able to bring forward a medical negligence claim on their behalf. If someone has no mental capacity they have no limitation period to bring forward a claim and this is because if they recover in the future they could bring forward a claim themselves.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Agreement
If you are worried about fees when bringing forward a medical negligence claim look no further. Our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors all work under a no win no fee basis so there would be no cost to yourself to speak with our solicitors or set up an initial assessment. The only cost there could ever be is if your claim was successful and this fee would be taken as a percentage of the winnings but would be discussed in detail upon contacting us.
Contact us for a free consultation
At NHS Negligence Claim our aim is to help anyone who has suffered from medical negligence and give them the support they need to bring forward a claim. Our medical negligence solicitors will work to ensure you gain the maximum compensation you need for the injury you have suffered.
Contact us today and our solicitors can support you through your hard road to recovery and give you the help you need to bring forward a medical negligence claim.