Head injuries can be the result of a number of factors such as an accident at work or medical negligence. The after effects of a head injury can vary greatly, with some people experiencing memory loss, poor concentration, cognitive problems and even permanent brain damage. The results can be devastating for the injured party and can cause financial difficulties and a complete change of lifestyle, which means that if you’re claiming head injury compensation, you need to know that you’re working with the best personal injury firm for you. Check out some questions below that will help you find the best solicitor for your situation…
• Do you have specialist training in head injury compensation claims? You need to ensure that you choose a personal injury firm which has the experience and knowledge required to deal with head injury claims – not just general accident claims. Check to see if they are members of APIL (the Association of Person Injury Lawyers) as they have a dedicated interest group for brain injuries.
• Which member of your team will I deal with? It’s important that you know who will deal with your claim and this should be established at the outset. Will you have one primary contact or will there be a dedicated team of people? If you have one primary contact then you need to make sure that you feel comfortable with this member of the personal injury firm so you can ask the questions that are important to you.
• Can you provide examples of head injury claims that you’ve worked on? Ask the personal injury firms what their experience has been in dealing with head injury compensation claims in the last year. Due to client confidentiality they won’t be able to provide names and full details but they will be able to explain the cases and their actions in resolving the case and the outcome.