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Brain & Head Injury Claims
It is a sad fact that horse riders are vulnerable to brain injuries. The effects of a brain injury can be both severe and wide-ranging, and often have life changing consequences which can leave our clients and their families feeling overcome. In addition to having to come to terms with the injury itself there are practical considerations which need to be addressed.
Brain injury claims require highly specialised knowledge and clients who are represented by non-specialist solicitors often miss out on the valuable help and support to which they are entitled.
HorseSolicitor’s lawyers are experienced brain and head injury claims solicitors who, in addition to securing compensation for clients, help to put in place the building blocks that allow them to move forward with their lives.
What help is available?
At HorseSolicitor we know that early proactive steps are crucial to aid the road to recovery for both our clients and their loved ones.
Whilst we value the NHS, we work with other brain injury professionals to ensure that the public and private sectors are working effectively in tandem to provide the best possible treatment and outcome for our clients.
We can arrange case management, private care and, where appropriate, support in returning to work. We can also arrange more tangible assistance such as adapted accommodation and transport where needed.
What is case management?
While is sounds like a legal term, case management is the assistance provided to an injured person (usually by a highly trained former nurse or Occupational Therapist) to enable them to manage the interaction of all of the services they will come into contact with after their injury.
This will generally involve coordinating medical treatment, arranging any care package needed, and generally dealing with rehabilitation, social services, employers, and anything else needed to guide the injured person through the process.
Case management is particularly important following a brain injury where the injured person’s cognitive function is impaired.
Will I have to pay for it?
We vigorously pursue interim payments in order to ease the financial burden from which our clients are suffering. We also obtain funding from defendant insurance companies under the Rehabilitation Code.
How much can I claim for after a brain injury?
Brain injury claims can lead to very large compensation settlements. This is because their impact can unfortunately be the most life changing. They can also lead to the most varied settlements depending on the outcome of the injury.
What sort of care package will you need, if any? What sort of accommodation will you need and what sort of vehicle will you need for transport? What about private medical costs now and in the future? What assistance can be provided to ensure quality of life is maintained?
Calculating the value of your claim is an extremely complex process but we’ll instruct experts in a variety of disciplines to work out what needs to be included in your claim.
Our brain and head injury equine solicitors will fully explore every element of potential loss to ensure that we can fully provision for your, or your loved one’s future.
Why should I instruct HorseSolicitor?
When choosing a solicitor, it’s important to be aware that the damages you end up with is dependent on establishing liability and agreeing the value of the claim. This means that if your head injury was caused in a horse riding accident, then it’s just as important that your solicitor is a specialist in horse accident claims as that they are a specialist in head injury claims. At HorseSolicitor we’re both.
Will a claim affect my benefits?
Possibly. In cases where the client is in receipt of means tested benefits, these can be affected if the client has a large sum of money in the bank. This can be easily prevented by setting up a personal injury trust.
When cases settle, or where we have obtained large interim payments, we assist our clients with setting up their personal injury trusts which means that the compensation they get can be used for what it was meant for.
Can I claim on behalf of someone else?
While it will always be the injured person’s claim, where a person lacks mental capacity (the ability to manage their own affairs) and therefore to provide instructions to their lawyers, a claim can be brought on their behalf.
How soon should you start a claim?
The sooner the better. The earlier we are involved the more we can do.
If you or a family member has sustained a head injury, get in touch with our specialist brain and head injury claim solicitors for a no charge and no obligation discussion about how we can help you.