We've got your brain injury claim covered
Someone is admitted to hospital every 90 seconds for a brain injury. These injuries generally occur due to an accident involving damage to the head. Unfortunately, there are also cases in which mistakes made by medical professionals can lead to brain injuries. In these circumstances, our specialist medical negligence experts are here to guide you on your journey to compensation.
Making a Brain Injury Claim
The impact of a brain injury can vary, from subtle injuries affecting a person’s mental well-being and cognition, to life-altering changes where individuals require constant medical care. At Patient Claim Line, we are determined to support all cases that we believe have grounds for a claim. No matter the severity of your brain injury, if you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional, we can help you to:
- Find out if you have a claim during a no-obligation, completely free call
- Understand the circumstances that led to your brain injury & how it could have been avoided
- Understand why you are entitled to, and should, make a brain injury claim
- Find out how much compensation you could be awarded
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What is a brain injury claim?
Most brain injuries happen after a traumatic accident, such as a road traffic collision, and 95% of all brain injuries are considered to be mild with patients making a full recovery. Unfortunately, there are cases where brain injuries occur as a result of medical negligence. This happens when mistakes are made or when procedures are not followed correctly. Examples include medical professionals failing to diagnose a condition, like meningitis, which leads to a brain injury, or where surgery has been performed incorrectly. If your brain injury was caused, or contributed to, by a medical error at any stage then you may be entitled to make a brain injury claim.
Types of brain injury claims
We have helped clients make brain injury claims for a vast number of reasons. The most common types of brain injury claims we help with are:
- Stroke related brain injuries – Failure to properly investigate symptoms, such as a sudden loss of vision which has led to a stroke
- Infant brain damage – Delayed caesarean sections can cause a deprivation of oxygen during delivery, which can lead to a baby being born with brain damage
- Brain tumour diagnosis – A delay in brain tumour diagnosis or a delay in treatment can mean the tumour is able to grow and, subsequently, cause brain damage
- ENT infections – A failure to treat an ear, nose or throat (ENT) infection may result in brain damage
- Inflammation of the brain – A failure to diagnose and treat inflammation of the brain
- Infection related brain injuries – Any failure to diagnose or treat serious illnesses like sepsis or meningitis have been known to lead to life changing brain damage injuries
The impact of your brain injury
A brain injury can have a devastating effect on your life and on your loved ones. In the most severe cases, a brain injury can be life limiting, and you may now require round the clock care. Compensation can help you access rehabilitation or ongoing care. Long term effects of a brain injury that you may need regular support for include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Loss of balance
- Slurred speech
- Total loss of mental cognition
Compensation can go some way to helping you after a brain injury. As part of our commitment to helping you, we can direct you to many charities and support organisations like Headway.org.
How do I know if I can claim?
The most important factor when making a brain injury claim is proving that the medical negligence you experienced directly caused the brain damage and its effects. The most common examples we see of medical negligence in relation to brain injuries are:
- Taking too long to diagnose or treat the illness or infection
- Failing to send for the proper tests
- Misinterpretation of test results
- The wrong surgical procedure being carried out
- Errors during surgery
If you have been affected by any of the above or believe that you have suffered a brain injury due to medical negligence, once you feel ready, give us a call on 0330 107 5318 to discuss your claim and how we can help.
Why pursue a brain injury claim?
A brain injury can often lead to a person being unable to work which can cause financial hardship. We understand the pressure this can put on you and your family, which is why we work tirelessly to get you the compensation and support you need. Compensation can help with any initial losses as well as take into account future costs you may incur including:
- Loss of earnings, either whilst undergoing treatment or for the future if you are unable to return to work
- Cost of ongoing medical treatment including rehabilitation
- Changes to your home, for example if a brain injury has left you unable to walk
- Paying for carers or for family members who have given up work to care for you
- Emotional pain and suffering
Why choose Patient Claim Line for your brain injury claim?
We know how devastating a brain injury can be to both you and your loved ones. Let our dedicated medical negligence team take the stress out of the claims process. With over 30 years’ experience in brain injury cases, we have our best legal advisors ready to help you access the care and support you need. Our solicitors are based throughout the UK and offer a truly personal and local service backed by one of the UK’s leading law firms. It’s not enough to have a solicitor who understands medical negligence, you need one who specialises in this area and can explore and investigate every avenue to get you the compensation you deserve.
No Win No Fee Brain Injury Claims
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis meaning that you will not be required to make any upfront payments and if your case is unsuccessful, there will be no financial penalties. To help ease financial difficulties arising during the claims process, we also strive to secure interim payments. Interim payments are sometimes available once the people responsible for your brain injury admit fault earlier on in the process. These payments can help pay for rehabilitation and settling any financial burdens quicker than expected.
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Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.
It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.
Meet the team
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation
Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.
Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.
Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.
Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.
Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.
Medical Negligence Solicitor
Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.
Senior Litigation Executive
Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.
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