If you have suffered a head injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s understandable that you may feel that you should be compensated. UK law states that victims of others’ negligence should be compensated both in terms of their physical and mental suffering and also in terms of their financial losses related to the injury. In order to make a successful claim for personal injury compensation, however, you’ll first need to choose the right lawyer.
Which kind of lawyer do you need for a personal injury compensation claim?
Although you may already have a family lawyer who deals with wills and other minor legal issues, you’ll need a specialist lawyer to deal with your personal injury compensation claim. Lawyers usually specialise in just one area, so your family lawyer will most likely have no experience of making a successful compensation claim.
Next, you might prefer to choose a lawyer who provides a no win, no fee* service. This means that if the judge rules you are not in fact entitled to compensation, you won’t pay for your lawyer’s services. This is usually a far safer way to conduct the process and means that not only those who can easily afford legal services can claim compensation.
Finally, you might like to ask about a lawyer’s case history to find out if they have any experience of dealing with head or brain injuries in particular. It’s always helpful if your lawyer understands the issues involved such as the related mental or physical problems that can come from a head injury.
Claiming personal injury compensation for a head injury
Making a claim for personal injury compensation is easier than you think. Most claimants won’t even have to attend court personally, with their lawyer doing everything for them behind the scenes. Although the process can take many months or even years, it’s worth it if you feel that you were left severely out of pocket after an injury that wasn’t your fault.
If you’d like to learn more about personal injury compensation, contact our expert advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. The lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so feel free to call whenever you like. Our advisors have plenty of experience in dealing with all sorts of injuries and will be able to give you a good idea of whether or not you could claim and how much compensation you could receive.
Date Published: February 18, 2014
Author: David Brown