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Our expert brain injury solicitors have over 35 years’ experience of supporting adult brain injury claims – as well as children who suffer brain injuries. It’s why we’re recognised as a leading firm in the field of head and brain injuries by the independent Chambers and Partners and Legal 500  guides.  We’re here to give you the best chance of rebuilding your life, or the life of a loved one, after suffering a life-changing injury that was not your or your child’s fault.

Our head injury solicitors can also recommend carefully chosen care and support partners to help you on the road to recovery. This can be done before your claim is settled.

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What is a Brain Injury?

The brain is perhaps the most important organ in your body, as it controls everything that you do. Even if one small part of it is damaged, the consequences can be life-altering. A possible cause of a serious brain injury is a blow or trauma to the head. The force involved can result in the brain hitting against the inside of the skull – tearing or bruising crucial nerves and tissue.

The consequences of a brain injury can be devastating for the injured person and their family. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), brain injuries caused by severe trauma are the “commonest cause of death and disability in people aged 1-40 years in the UK”. It can also lead to all sorts of memory, concentration, language and communication problems.

The type and severity of any given brain injury will see its impact differ from one person to another. Find out more about what qualifies as brain injury to see if you might have a head or brain injury claim.

Why are brain injury claims different?

The brain is an incredibly complex organ that controls our thoughts, memories, emotions, motor skills, senses and every process that regulates our bodies.

A person who has suffered a brain injury may start to feel isolated and/or frustrated by their ongoing difficulties and, if they are able to return to work, this may be a struggle. Meanwhile, their family might find themselves with difficult caring responsibilities.

All human brains are unique and all injuries to human brains are equally unique. Every brain injury claim needs a tailored approach to ensure that the needs of the injured person are met, which is why it is important to have a specialist solicitor, who has experience in dealing with the complexities of brain injury claims.

Brain injuries can be ‘traumatic’ or ‘acquired’

  • Traumatic brain injuries: These occur as a result of a trauma, or repeated traumas, to the head. Causes of traumatic brain injuries include . Concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury; other forms can be moderately severe or severe/catastrophic.
  • Acquired brain injuries: These are caused by anything apart from trauma. Causes can include hypoxic/anoxic brain injury (an injury due to an interruption to the oxygen supply to the brain) such as from a stroke or heart attack. An increase in pressure on the brain can also cause acquired brain injury – this can be due to brain inflammation from an infection such as meningitis or encephalitis, tumours, brain haemorrhages and more.

Unlike a broken arm or leg, which can be easier to diagnose, some injuries to the brain can be difficult to detect. They are sometimes described as an “invisible injury” or a “subtle brain injury”. Many brain injuries remain undiagnosed despite changes to the person’s abilities and personality.

At Bolt Burdon Kemp, our specialist brain injury solicitors are experienced in dealing with the full range of brain injury claims. If you’d like to discuss a potential brain injury claim with us, contact our team today on 020 7288 4800 or fill out our form and we will contact you at a time that is convenient to you .


Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Head & brain injury claims specialists

Our specialist solicitors have more than 35 years’ experience in winning complex head injury compensation claims on behalf of both adults and children. Using their comprehensive expertise and knowledge, they can help if you have a claim too.

No Win, No Fee

If we are confident that you have a good claim, we will offer to act for you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means that you won’t have to pay anything should your brain injury compensation claim not be not successful

Rehabilitation & support services

We work with partner organisations to provide you with easy access to some of the best rehabilitation and support services so that your recovery doesn’t have to wait until a claim is settled.

We work across England and Wales

We represent clients anywhere in the world who were  injured in England and Wales. We are able to pay you a visit at your home or hospital, anywhere in the country.

Highly recommended

Two independent guides – Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 – both recommend our team of brain injury solicitors for the work that we do and the results that we achieve.

The Legal 500 guide quotes Bolt Burdon Kemp as dynamic, empathetic, caring and prepared to go that extra mile for the clients and professionals working with them. The solicitors take a genuine interest in the client and family and have an excellent bedside manner.’

Multi-million pound award for pedestrian hit whilst crossing the road

Our client, a young successful professional, was crossing at a pedestrian crossing when she was involved in a collision with a motorcycle. She sustained a severe traumatic brain injury as well as multiple fractures across her body. The claim was settled following mediation for more than £8 million.

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Meet our Brain Injury Team

Hokman Wong
Senior Solicitor – Part of the Adult Brain Injury Team
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Partner – Part of the Child Brain Injury Team
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