An accident which results in a brain injury can have exceptionally serious consequences. Long term care and therapy may be required to enable the victim to lead a regular life and, depending on the seriousness of the injury, they may never be able to work again. This can make a claim for brain injury compensation a very complex process, and it requires the skill of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor to ensure that an adequate settlement for brain injury compensation is awarded.
Brain injuries can be caused by the slightest trauma to the head in a road traffic accident, incident at work or from a fall on an uneven or slippery surface. Because some brain injuries may not immediately be apparent, it is always best to consult with a doctor should you notice (in yourself or another) symptoms such as mood swings, forgetfulness, blurred vision or a difficulty sleeping. If the event which has led to these symptoms developing was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you should also consult a solicitor about making a claim for brain injury compensation.
Making a Claim for Brain Injury Compensation
At the time when you or a loved one are diagnosed with a brain injury, claiming brain injury compensation may be furthest from your mind. However, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor as soon as possible. Making a claim for brain injury compensation can be a very involved procedure, requiring a series of accident and medical investigations due to the potentially high value of a brain injury award.
An experienced personal injury claims solicitor will explain how to comprehensively complete and submit your application form to the Injuries Board Ireland to include any ongoing care expenses and loss of income due to the brain injury. Relying on the Injuries Board Ireland to assess your brain injury claim accurately could leave you undercompensated if your full entitlement to special damages is not incorporated into your application. Furthermore, your solicitor will also be able to advise you on how much brain injury compensation you should receive, so that you will know whether the Injury Board Ireland’s ultimate assessment is fair.
Free Brain Injury Claims Advice
A solicitor can also be an important ally when making a claim for brain injury compensation should the negligent party deny their liability for the accident or claim that you or your loved one contributed to the brain injury by your own lack of care (for example, not wearing a seatbelt in a road traffic accident). Because there are so many potential pitfalls in a brain injury claim which is complex enough already, we have opened a free brain injury claims advice service which you are invited to call and discuss your brain injury claim with an experienced solicitor.
The number to call is 1800 911 940, and our lines are open seven days a week from 8.00am in the morning until 10.00pm at night. All calls to our free brain injury claims advice service are completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim for brain injury compensation once you have spoken to us. However, we would ask that you refrain from calling our advice service if you have already engaged a solicitor as to provide second opinions is not ethical.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have over twenty years experience in assisting clients with serious claims for personal injury compensation, and we will understand the gravity of being diagnosed with a brain injury. We will also be familiar with the consequences of such an injury and the impact it makes to the victim’s quality of life and those around him.
However, no two claims for brain injury compensation are alike, and we will listen carefully and courteously as you explain to us the circumstances surrounding the brain injury and what treatment the victim (if not yourself) is receiving. We would also like to know what implications the brain injury may have to the family income and future earnings.
Wherever possible, we will try to establish that you have a claim for brain injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue, and give you an indication of how much brain injury compensation you might receive – although at such an early stage, this figure could be revised on further investigation. We should also be able to tell you how long your brain injury claim may take to resolve.
We usually conclude our initial conversation by ensuring that you have no further questions that you would like to ask and summarising the points we have discussed. Thereafter, we provide you with a list of options, which you are under no obligation to act upon, but which you may like to consider or discuss with family or friends.
This may lead to further questions for us, in which case you are more than welcome to call our free brain injury claims advice line once again. However, you should not delay in your initial contact with us as claims for brain injury compensation can become time-barred two years from the date upon which you or a loved one were diagnosed with having a brain injury.
Therefore, you are advised to call 1800 911 940 at your earliest possible convenience. If now is not a good time to speak with us, please leave your contact details in the form at the foot of the page, and one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you at a more suitable time.