A guide to claiming for a brain injury

If you or a non-working family member have suffered a brain injury, Unite Legal Services can offer you the best support and care you need to move forward. Our experts will make sure your claim covers damages for pain, suffering and any loss of earnings and expenses incurred as a result of the brain injury.

For more information about making a brain injury claim, read below.

Frequently asked questions about brain injury claims

Can I make a brain injury claim?

Yes. If you or a non-working family member has suffered a brain injury, you are entitled to make a claim through Unite Legal Services.

How can Unite Legal Services help?

Unite Legal Services has a team of specialist lawyers who have decades of experience running and winning serious injury claims, including brain injury claims.

Unite Legal Services will help you to make a claim for compensation to cover the costs of:

  • Medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Any adaptations to your home.

We have access to the best support groups too. Our lawyers are active members of Headway, UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF), and are part of the team that launched the National Brain Injury Service Directory.

Will I have to pay any costs to make a brain injury claim with Unite Legal Services?

No. As a Unite member, your membership entitles you to make a claim and get legal advice through Unite Legal Services, free of charge.

How much compensation will I get if my brain injury claim is successful?

The amount of compensation you will receive from a brain injury claim depends on the individual’s case, the severity of your injury the emotional and physical impact it has had on you and your family.

Unlike high-street lawyers who will take a deduction of your compensation, you will keep 100 per cent of the compensation when you make a claim through Unite Legal Services.

Can I secure an interim payment before my claim is settled?

Yes. Where possible, our lawyers will secure an interim payment to cover immediate costs of any urgent treatment, care or home adaptations you need following a brain injury.

Is there a time limit for pursuing a brain injury claim?

Yes. You have three years from the date of the incident, or from the date of when you were first aware of the symptoms, to make a claim for compensation. We recommend contacting Unite Legal Services as soon as possible if you wish to make a claim.

Can I claim on behalf of a loved one who has suffered a brain injury?

Yes. You can make a claim on behalf of non-working members of your family who have suffered a brain injury.

When can I make a brain injury claim?

If you or a non-working family member has suffered a brain injury, call Unite Legal Services on 0800 709 007 to start a claim.