Head injuries arise in a variety of situations, from the road or the workplace to the medical setting, and can result in milder transitory injuries as well as more serious and permanent damage. However, the type and severity of symptom will depend on various factors, including the specific location of the trauma sustained by the injured party.
Thompsons Solicitors is one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland and has gained a national reputation for excellence as a result of its good work in the following areas:
- Representing the victims of personal injury accidents
- Securing around 1 million each week for its clients
- Winning around 9 in 10 of the cases it takes on
- Working with and supporting national charities such as Headway and Brake
- Campaigning on safety issues and necessary changes in the law
If you or someone close to you has suffered a head or brain injury in an incident you believe to be attributable to the actions of another party, we can help you secure justice. Contact our head and injury claim solicitors in the Borders today by calling us on 0800 0891331.
Understanding Acquired Brain Injury
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) can be caused by a traumatic event such as blunt impact trauma (perhaps sustained in a car accident, work accident or fall from height) or hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) caused by a birth or medical accident. Furthermore, it may also be caused by extreme accelerative or decelerative forces on the head, such as those typical to a car accident or a severe slip or trip.
Although, statistically, the vast majority of head injuries are relatively mild, their impact is profound, on both an individual and societal level. In the UK more than one million people live with the impact of traumatic brain injury, at an economic cost of around £15 billion a year.
Economic costs aside, the emotional, physical, practical and psychological impact is enormous. For example, those who sustain a traumatic head injury are predisposed towards mental health problems and also become prone to head injury-related disabilities; something that results in around 160,000 hospital admissions each year.
Ensuring Compensation for Brain Injury
Making a head and brain injury claim with our Borders solicitors can help those affected ensure compensation for loss of mental capacity, loss of independence, medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering.
Our head and brain injury solicitors in the Borders have extensive experience in pursuing claims for head and brain injuries and always make sure that your interests are paramount. This means that not only are we committed to ensuring the maximum sum of compensation possible; we are also determined to help clients receive interim sums for prompt treatment and rehabilitation, accommodation, transport and equipment where possible.
No Win No Fee Claims
All head and brain injury claims made through our Borders office are available on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if we believe your case has a strong case of success, we will represent it at no financial risk to you.
As such, no fee is taken unless your case is a success. Furthermore, this fee is agreed at the outset of your claim as a percentage of your compensation award so will never come as a surprise. In the event your case is not successful, you will incur no liability whatsoever.
Find out more about how it works here.
Contact our Galashiels Office Today
If you're located in the Scottish Borders and are considering a head and brain injury compensation claim, contact our offices in Galashiels office today.
All our Borders solicitors are dedicated to successfully guiding clients through the legal process so that they can ensure justice. There are many ways you can get in touch with us. You can call us on 0800 0891331, send us a message or have us call you. We look forward to helping you.