Head & Brain Injury

PM Law Solicitors in Sheffield has a dedicated team specialising in brain injury and serious injury who provide expert legal support and advice to you and your family. We are also experienced in dealing with a wide range of complex injury claims, including cases involving spinal injuries.

Get legal advice you can trust from experienced brain injury solicitors

The serious injury team at PM Law have years of experience handling head & brain injury claims. We understand just how life-changing these injuries can be and will do all we can to get you the compensation you deserve.

We'll ensure you have access to the care, medical treatment and rehabilitation that you need following a brain or head injury. We'll support you and your loved ones every step of the way.

Complete the form, call us on 0114 350 4273 or email seriousinjury@pm-law.co.uk to see if you can make a claim.

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What is a brain injury?

Brain injuries occur when there is injury or trauma to the head, causing brain damage. While these injuries range in severity, brain injuries are generally treated as some of the most serious as they can be life changing. There are two main types of brain injury:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): this type of brain injury is caused by external head trauma. This can be caused by slips, trips and falls, road traffic accidents and pedestrian accidents, for example.
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): this term is used to describe any brain injury that happens after birth, including a TBI. ABI’s are most commonly caused by things like brain tumours, strokes or neurological illness.

Making brain & head injury claims with PM Law

We will help you with your brain or head injury claim if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our team of PI solicitors have years of experience helping clients get the compensation they deserve after experiencing a brain injury.

We understand the impact a brain injury can have on your life both now and in the years to come, as well as the impact it can have on your loved ones. We will take all the time necessary to establish your specific requirements and help you access the care, treatment and services that you need.

PM Law is proud to be a Headway specialist solicitor. Headway is the brain injury association, a UK-wide charity working to improve the lives of those impacted by a brain injury. We're part of their network of solicitors around the UK that have experience handling brain injury cases. Our expertise means we're able to work within the Headway Personal Injury Lawyers Code of Conduct. 

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How long do brain injury claims take?

It can take around three years to settle brain injury claims because it can often take a long time to see the full impact of some head injuries. It’s always worth the wait with these claims, however, as there’s always the possibility that your claim could be undervalued.

Don’t let this put you off making a claim, though - interim payments can still be made while your claim is open to help you page for any necessary urgent care. This will ensure that you receive the care and rehabilitation you need while the claim is ongoing.

How much compensation can I receive for a brain injury?

One question we often get asked is, ‘how much will I receive for my brain injury compensation claim?’ This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on a few important details.

We calculate your compensation based on the severity of your head injury and its impact on your life. Because of this, it’s tough for us to give an answer without collecting enough relevant information about your claim.

PM Law also operate a no deductions claims service which means that we will not charge you a success fee.

Tell us about your brain injury claim today

We offer a free initial telephone conference call to discuss your situation. We will listen to you and provide expert legal advice specific to your claim. Please call us on 0114 350 4273, or email seriousinjury@pm-law.co.uk.

Head & Brain Injury FAQs

Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our head & brain injury claims process.

You’ll never have to pay anything to make a brain injury claim with PM Law. We operate a no deductions claims service, meaning that, even if you win your claim, we won’t take a success fee. Find more about our no deductions service

Our solicitors at PM Law will work hard to ensure you receive interim payments during your claim. We’ll do everything we can to secure these payments so that you’re able to pay for any medical treatments, for example.

You have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim or three years from the date of diagnosis. 

If the claimant has lost mental capacity as a result of their injury, then the time limit does not begin until they regain this capacity. When the claimant isn't expected to regain mental capacity, a relative or other party can claim on the injured party's behalf. 

The majority of head and brain injury claims are settled outside of court. Claims for more long-term injuries often have a higher value, meaning they're also more likely to be settled in court.