After my accident, I contacted Unite Legal Services. I got an interim payment which then allowed me to look for a bungalow. I just like the bungalow. I like getting on with things. I like living and being alive.

– Patrick, Unite member

Brain and spinal injuries

  • Have you or a loved one suffered a brain or spinal injury? Legal support is just a call away
  • Unite members and their families get free legal advice from Unite Legal Services 
  • Don’t lose out to high street solicitors and keep 100% of your compensation
  • Our serious injury solicitors will provide access to a network of rehabilitation specialists
  • Our solicitors are active members of Headway, UKABIF and the Spinal Injuries Association.

If you or a member of your family has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, our specialist solicitors are here to provide support and advice.

Click here to read our guide about claiming for a brain injury.

Click here to read our guide to claiming for a spinal injury.

At Unite Legal Services, we understand the life-changing effects a brain or spinal injury can have on an individual and their family, and recognise how important it is to get ongoing support.

Our dedicated solicitors can provide immediate help and advice. They will work with you to quickly assess your current care needs and, where suitable, obtain an interim (or immediate) payment alongside pursuing compensation for your long-term needs. Interim payments can help ease the financial strain during treatment if you are unable to work, and pay for specialist care or adaptations you may need to your home or transport.

We know that early access to rehabilitation is a key part of the recovery process following a brain or spinal cord injury. We have close-working links to a network of rehabilitation experts including physiotherapists, case managers, psychologists, support workers and occupational therapists who can provide one-to-one support to help you or a non-working family member to regain independence.

Our solicitors are active members of Headway, UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) and the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), and part of the team that launched the National Brain Injury Service Directory, to enable brain injury victims to access suitable services when they need them.

The Unite the union Benevolent Fund provides assistance to members and their dependants; for more information about the union Benevolent Fund or to apply for assistance visit the Unite website. 

Making a brain or spinal injury compensation claim

You can make a claim for compensation to cover the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation and changes in lifestyle after your injury, in addition to the financial impact on you and your family. You can claim for loss of earnings and any other injury related expenses.

Our experience in handling serious injury claims has helped Unite members and their families to secure millions of pounds in compensation and access vital rehabilitation services without paying a penny. Even if the evidence collected shows you were partly to blame for your accident, you may still have a valid case if we can prove someone else was also at fault.

Unlike high street firms or private solicitors, we guarantee you will receive 100% of your compensation with Unite Legal Services.