At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Brain Injury Claims

Specialist legal care for serious situations

 

Dedicated solicitors for complex claims

There's no doubt that sustaining a brain injury, or seeing someone you love undergo treatment for a brain injury, is frightening. Severe brain injuries can be life-altering and knowing who to turn to for help and advice can be fraught with difficulty. Of course, at first, you will rely on doctors and healthcare workers in the immediate aftermath of a head injury, but eventually, you, or your loved one, may need rehabilitation, adjustments to the family home and, possibly, someone who can help manage your day-to-day finances. This is where Thompson's can help.  

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Expert Brain Injury Solicitors who are Here to Help

The team of specialist brain injury solicitors at Thompsons can help you make a claim for damages if the incident which led to the head injury was caused by someone else's negligence. Even if they were only partially liable, it could still be beneficial to make a claim for compensation as the costs involved in looking after someone with serious head injuries can be substantial. Our team can help you secure the maximum amount of compensation possible and will ensure that, where applicable, interim payments are sought to facilitate the best possible care and treatment in the most timely manner.

Causes of brain injury

Some brain injuries may be fairly minor, such as mild concussion sustained in a low speed car accident, but certain accidents can cause serious brain damage. Common accidents in which serious brain injuries may occur include:

 

Accidents which often lead to brain injury

 

Our experienced team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your claim for compensation is handled efficiently and meticulously to achieve maximum damages for your injuries.

Common brain injuries

Trauma to the head can lead to severe consequences. For instance, when the blood vessel wall is damaged, blood can leak into tissues and cause a swelling. This is known as a haematoma.

There are several different types of haematoma that can occur within the brain, and they are named based on the location of the damage. The brain and spinal cord have three protective membranes surrounding them. These are, in order from outermost to innermost, the dura mater, the arachnoid mater, and pia mater. Haematomas can occur at different levels between these layers. Symptoms of all these haematomas include severe headache, confusion, and dizziness.

 

Brain Injury Haematoma Diagram

Concussion

 

Concussion

Although the brain is well protected by the skull and membranes, a blow to the head or impact can make the brain jolt suddenly within the skull, causing symptoms such as a headache, nausea and dizziness, vision problems, and memory problems.

This is known as a concussion. Depending on the force of the impact, it's possible for the sufferer to temporarily lose consciousness.

In some cases, a concussion will only be temporary, and in minor cases you will usually be able to recover from this type of brain injury in a few weeks, but in more severe cases it can lead to longer lasting problems, both physical and emotional. This is known as post-concussion syndrome. If you have suffered a head injury that has left a lasting impact on your life, contact Thompsons' head injury solicitors to see if we can assist you in making a claim for compensation.

 

Complex Claims Handled with Care - Talk to Thompsons

Claims for brain injury compensation can be complex and demanding - Thompsons is known as the leading personal injury firm in Scotland and we strive to provide our clients with a compassionate service which separates us from the competition. Each brain injury client is allocated a dedicated, specialist solicitor who will provide legal guidance throughout the claim process. This means you can be assured that you get the best and most appropriate help possible from healthcare centres and other organisations who will be able to support you through treatment, rehabilitation and, hopefully, recovery.

Our service is holistic, it will encompass everything possible to get you the best care following your accident and, ultimately, the maximum amount of compensation possible. If you are worried about making a claim for compensation or are unsure whether you could claim, please call us on 0800 0891 331. We will be happy to talk you through the process and will quickly be able to tell you whether you would be eligible to make a claim.

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