Headway, the brain injury association, is a UK registered charity which aims to improve quality of life after suffering brain injury. Based in Nottingham, the charity runs a number of front-line services and has a network of over 100 branches and groups throughout the UK. Headway provides services, information and support to those who have survived brain injury, their carers and their families, and also supports professionals working in the legal and health fields.
The charity provides a number of front-line services, which include:
- Booklets and factsheets on the effects of brain injury
- Nurse-led freephone helpline
- Accreditation scheme for rehabilitation units, respite facilities and residential homes
- Directory of specialist brain injury solicitors
- Training courses for professionals
- Emergency fund to support those affected financially after a brain injury
Headway also works behind the scenes to raise funds for brain injury survivors and their families, lobbying and campaigning for improved resources and support for those affected by brain injury. They also raise awareness through TV interviews, documentaries, magazine articles and other media.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury after an accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Headway can offer advice on claiming compensation for your injuries as well as much-needed support in the aftermath of your accident.
Claiming compensation for brain injury
If you or a member of your family has survived a brain injury after an accident, it’s important to establish how the accident happened and who was at fault. Brain injury could be caused in a variety of ways, including:
- Fall from height
- Being thrown off a horse
- Road traffic accident, as a passenger, driver or pedestrian
- Objects falling from height
- Sporting injury
If you have been affected, a personal injury lawyer can help you to establish whether your accident could have been avoided, and whether negligence is to blame. If so, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries, although there is usually a three year time limit in place to do so.
Get honest advice
For confidential, no-obligation, honest advice, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people claim accident compensation since 2000, and we’re recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen. Take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much you could claim, or call our freephone 24/7 helpline to see whether you could be eligible to claim compensation for your brain injury.
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown