Brain and Head Injury Solicitors

If you have suffered a head or brain injury, our expert team of brain and head injury solicitors are on hand to help you with your claim for compensation. Helping you to get the care, therapy, aids, equipment and accommodation you need, our team work to support the rehabilitation process and rebuild clients’ lives.

With expert knowledge and decades of experience, our solicitors know and understand the sensitive issues faced by head-injured clients and their families. We work with carers, case managers, therapists and medical experts to secure our clients additional support and practical advice.

Experience in Head and Brain Injury Claims

Our head and brain injury solicitors have years of experience in settling brain and head injury claims for compensation. We offer legal advice to clients with injuries caused by accident or neglect. This includes brain injuries caused by medical negligence or an accident at work.

For over 150 years, personal injury solicitors at Trethowans have successfully helped brain and head-injured clients secure rehabilitation and financial support. We know how difficult it can be to deal with a traumatic brain injury, which is why our solicitors always handle cases sensitively and aim to achieve the best outcome for you.

If you or someone in your care is suffering from a brain or head injury, get in touch with our friendly team of personal injury lawyers for professional advice and to discuss how you can make a claim.

Common Types of Brain and Head Injuries

Brain and head injuries can be caused by road traffic accidents, accidents at work, medical negligence and sports-related injuries. Traumatic brain and head injuries are serious and can be catastrophic for those affected and their families. If you or someone you know is suffering from a head or brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation.


A concussion is caused by a blow or bump to the head. It is the most common type of traumatic brain injury and can range from mild to serious. Symptoms of concussion include headaches, nausea, confusion and temporary memory loss.

Skull Fracture

A skull fracture is when the bone in the skull is broken by injury or trauma. The most common causes of skull fracture in adults are a fall, road traffic accident, blunt force trauma and sporting injury.

Brain Haemorrhages

Brain haemorrhages refer to bleeding on the surface of the brain caused by head injury. It can be caused by trauma such as a motor vehicle accident or a fall.

Common Types of Brain and Head Injury Claims

There are many different types of brain and head injuries that you may be able to make a claim for. If you have a brain or head injury due to somebody else’s negligence, our expert brain injury solicitors may be able to help you make a compensation claim.

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence and errors can cause serious brain and head injuries. This includes surgical errors, misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. Brain injuries caused by medical negligence can range from traumatic brain injuries to hypoxic brain injuries.

Criminal Injuries

If you are suffering a brain injury as a result of violent crime or criminal assault, you may be able to make a claim to compensate for your pain and any financial losses. Violent and physical crime can include traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and contusions.

Sporting Injuries

In sports head injuries are most often caused by direct blows to the head. This is especially true in contact sports. Sporting injuries can cause a range of traumatic brain injuries including concussions and brain haemorrhages.

Our Specialist Approach

If you decide to make a head injury claim, our brain injury solicitors will obtain evidence from a range of experts to fully understand the extent of your injuries and your needs. Additionally, we will obtain medical reports from medical professionals to assess your disabilities and the impact they are expected to have on your life now and in the future.

To identify further treatments to assist you, our team will investigate new equipment and seek advice from experts in technology, occupational therapy, mobility and speech. Most importantly, we will ask a care expert to assess what care and support you require to live a full life.

If you are no longer able to manage your financial affairs, our solicitors will also work to secure your long-term care and financial security.  Whatever you are up against, we apply our expertise to get you the help and compensation you need.

Why Use Trethowans?

Our brain injury solicitors have considerable experience in dealing with different types of brain and head injury cases from medical negligence claims to injuries caused by accidents at work.

In all cases, we understand our clients have suffered injury and our solicitors will always aim to provide you with the best legal advice and representation.

Free Consultation

During your free consultation, one of our experienced personal injury lawyers will explain the process of making a brain or head injury claim and the options that are available to you. This time also allows you to address any additional concerns you have.

Recognised in the Head Injury Solicitor 2023, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

Known by leading industry experts, our services and solicitors are equipped to handle everything from minor injuries to complex cases. We always provide a professional and reliable service, so you always receive trustworthy and up-to-date legal advice.
Recommended as a Top Tier Firm in The Legal 500 2023 UK Guide

No win no fee solicitors

We are recognised no win, no fee solicitors which means you can access the expert help you need to make a compensation claim with no financial risk. With no upfront costs, we specialise in providing you with the very best service to get the very best outcome.

Contact Us to Book a Free Consultation

For more information about how we can help you make a brain and head injury claim, please contact us to book a free consultation today.

Brain and Head Injury FAQs

  • A brain or head injury is considered an injury that occurs on the scalp, skull, brain, or blood vessels in the head. Depending on the extent of the head trauma, head injuries may be referred to as a brain injury or traumatic brain injury . If you have a brain injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim.

  • Anyone suffering from a brain injury that was caused by someone else’s fault can make a brain injury claim. In cases where the injured do not have the mental ability to make a claim themselves, a trusted family member, parent, guardian, or carer can make a claim for brain injury on their behalf. Additionally, you can claim on behalf of a child under the age of 18.

  • You may be eligible to make a head and brain injury claim if you have suffered a brain injury that wasn’t your fault. Common examples of brain injury compensation claims include road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, medical negligence and criminal injuries.

  • In most cases, you have three years to make a claim following a head or brain injury. However, there are some exceptions to this. There is no time limit to make a claim if the injured lacks the mental capacity to make a claim or is a child.

  • The amount you can claim for a brain or head injury depends on the severity of the circumstance. Compensation is provided to help injured individuals get back to the position they were in before the accident. Typically, minor brain injury pay-outs begin at around £2,000 and very severe brain injury pay-outs begin at £200,000 depending on the circumstance and severity of the injury.

  • Compensation for a brain injury can help by securing the care, therapy, aids, equipment and accommodation you need to rebuild your life. Claims will consider loss of earnings due to injury recovery and the level of care and support you are expected to need going forward. Brain injury compensation provides you with financial security and well-being support.

  • Straightforward brain and head injury claims can be settled in as little as three months. More complex cases can take much longer. Factors that can impact the duration of your claim include available evidence and the severity of the injury. Claims are also likely to consider the course of treatment, recovery time and a new standard of life for the victim.

  • There are many reasons as to why brain injuries happen. Some include road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, medical negligence and criminal injuries. Often, traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Brain injuries can result in headaches, confusion, concussion and disability.

  • If you are a trusted family member, parent, guardian, or carer can make a claim for brain injury on someone else’s behalf if they are under 18 or lack the mental capability to do so themselves.

  • If your loved one has died as a result of a brain injury caused by someone else, you can make a claim in order to receive financial compensation. This will mean you have to make a claim brought on their behalf after their death.

  • If you are already in the process of making a claim and wish to change your solicitors to Trethowans, get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

Contact our Personal Injury team today for support with your claim