Brain Injury Compensation Claims
There are various ways brain injures can occur, and in very unfortunate circumstances they can happen as a result of medical negligence.
If you have suffered a brain injury due to medical malpractice or negligence, you may be eligible for a claim, and Smith Partnership’s team of brain injury solicitors and medical negligence experts are on hand to help.
What is a brain injury?
A brain injury, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a form of acquired brain injury after sudden trauma, either due to an accident or, as mentioned above, medical negligence.
Brain injuries can occur when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue, such as during surgical procedures.
What is an anoxic brain injury?
There are different types of brain injuries, each one resulting from different traumas and/or incidents.
For example, an anoxic brain injury is the result of a complete lack of oxygen to the brain, which can lead to the death of brain cells. This can happen after approximately four minutes of oxygen deprivation.
What is a hypoxic brain injury?
A hypoxic brain injury is due to a restriction of oxygen being supplied to the brain, with the restricted air flow causing gradual death and impairment of brain cells.
In both of the above examples, this could happen if a person is injured, and they are delayed access to emergency lifesaving treatment. This could include delayed paramedic care, or delays in A&E resulting in avoidable worsening of a person’s brain injury as a result of an extended period of restricted oxygen supply to the brain.
Brain injury claim time limit
The standard time limit for making a brain injury claim is three years from the date of the injury. This is referred to as the limitation date. It’s important that you start proceedings as soon as you realise you have suffered an injury.
In some cases, you may not know that the injury was the result of negligence, so the 3-year limit starts from the date you first knew, or ought to have known, that your problems may be linked to negligent care. You should always consult with a legal professional to make sure you know exactly what your rights are, and the best next steps to take for your specific case.
Brain injury compensation pay-outs UK
The amount of compensation for brain injury claims varies drastically depending on the unique nature of the case and the level of suffering endured.
For example, a serious brain injury claim may well warrant a larger sum of compensation due to the suffering endured by the individual.
Speak to our brain injury claim solicitors today
At Smith Partnership, we have a dedicated medical negligence team that can help with brain injury compensation claims.
With a dedicated brain injury solicitor, individuals are supported throughout the entire claim process to ensure the situation is dealt with smoothly and effectively.