Brain injury claims Choosing the right solicitor after a brain injury is extremely important. Medical claims involving a brain injury will, most likely, be extremely complex and involve a significant amount of damages; if a patient does not have an experienced solicitor, they may well end up with a lower compensation award than they deserve.
Medical negligence cases involving a brain injury should not be entered into lightly; settling a claim is never an overnight process and this is definitely the case with complicated brain injury claims. More often than not, with a brain injury claim, a patient will have on-going medical requirements which will have to be taken into account when calculating a compensation award. Some medical negligence claims relating to brain injuries can take over 3 years to resolve successfully which is why you will need an experienced solicitor; a legal professional will ensure that the patient receives an interim payment so that they can live comfortably until their claim is resolved. All medical negligence claims are subjected to a time limit of three years from the date of knowledge; this is the date that a person would reasonable have been expected to establish they had received a negligent level of care. Some medical negligence claims can be taken after the three year time limit but this is only in exceptional circumstances and there are not many examples of this happening regularly. Patients that have received a negligent level of care often consult an online medical negligence claims calculator in order to see if they have a claim. This is often incredibly misleading and will not offer much in the way of accurate legal advice. Both NHS medical negligence claims and claims against private healthcare providers must be investigated by an expert in order to ascertain the claimant’s chances of success. It is virtually impossible to work out how much a claim is worth without assessing a patients losses and damages; an online claims calculator will not perform this function so it can be incredible misleading. For this reason, particularly with medical negligence claims relating to brain injuries, a lot of investigation has to be carried out in order to determine how much the claim is worth.
Due to the fact that a brain injury can have such a devastating impact on a patient’s life it is important that the claim is handled professionally by a solicitor that is experienced in this field. There are a number of specialist solicitors in the UK that can offer the right kind of advice and legal representation. How we can help If you have suffered a head or brain injury due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, Michael Lewin solicitors can offer you the right claim advice, guidance and support. We are already dealing with a number of both high value and high profile medical negligence cases thanks to the strong presence we have in this particular area of law. If you need help because you have been the victim of medical negligence, we are confident we can offer you the assistance you are looking for.