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Claiming compensation after brain injury


You can download this booklet for free in our information library

This booklet has been written for anyone who has a brain injury and who may wish to make a claim for compensation. The information applies only to claims in England and Wales.

Contents include:

  • Jurisdiction
    Explains the scope of this booklet, which applied to the laws of England and Wales
  • Legal advice
    Answers some frequently asked questions, such as whether you have a claim, how to find a brain injury specialist solicitor, time limits for claiming compensation and who to claim against
  • Legal costs and insurance protection
    Explains the options for managing legal costs
  • Action taken by your solicitor
    Describes the process of investigating the claim, calculating damages, putting the case to the Court and looking after the brain injured person during the claims process
  • Court proceedings
    Find out more about the court processes during a brain injury compensation case
  • Rehabilitation: Alongside the compensation process
    Explains the duties solicitors have to help you access appropriate support and rehabilitation after brain injury
  • Quantum: How much compensation?
    Find out how the amount of damages is calculated
  • Settlement: Lump sum or periodical payment?
    Explains the options for how a compensation claim is paid
  • Financial affairs: After settlement of the claim
    Read about some important considerations for managing your finances after the claim is settled
  • The Court of Protection
    Find out how the Court of Protection helps people manage their finances where they lack capacity to do so themselves
  • Private trusts
    Read about the different types of Trust that your compensation award can be placed in

This booklet was Highly Commended in the 2016 BMA Patient Information Awards. The judge commented: "This is a very helpful resource. I think the booklet is very good, a view echoed by a friend of mine who has a brain injury and belongs to Headway."

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