Brain Injuries

The brain is the most important and profound organ within the human body, controlling everything that a person does. Therefore, when the brain suffers injury, the results can be catastrophic for both the injured person and their loved ones.

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Injuries to the brain range from mild to severely traumatic and the effects of any injury can be very wide ranging. The effects of injury can range from headaches, personality changes or a lack of concentration to communication problems, depression and anxiety. There may also be other problems to face after an injury such as not being able to resume driving, education or employment.

If you have suffered a brain injury through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors are personal injury specialists who have a long established history of making successful claims and obtaining brain injury compensation for their clients. Moreover, the service that Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors provide goes further than purely pursuing personal injury claims.

If a person who has suffered a brain injury is unable to work then they may need to claim welfare benefits. However, it has recently been reported that those who have suffered brain injuries are regularly failing to pass the government assessments for benefits because of the nature of their cognitive problems. Due to the standard questions which are asked as part of the assessments, which often simply require ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers, memory problems, for example, will not get picked up on. Therefore, some people have had their benefits revoked and reinstated over and over again even though they are wholly unable to work because of the brain injury that they have suffered.

Solicitors at Bolt Burdon Kemp will support their clients with all aspects of living with brain injuries. They can refer their clients for a welfare benefits health check to ensure that the benefits that are being awarded are correct and they can also arrange appointments for their clients with medical and rehabilitation services if this is necessary. The firm will ultimately take every step to ensure that their clients can move forward with their lives as quickly as possible.