When you might claim

If your injury occurred because of the actions of another person or third party and you can show that they are in some way responsible, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. So whether your injury resulted from someone else’s negligence, a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, or even as a result of assault, it’s worth investigating.

Why make a claim?

Because a successful claim could help to secure the funding necessary to pay for essential support and secure your future – including medical support, rehabilitation, home adaptations and ongoing personal care.

Achieving the best outcome

To achieve the best outcome, you must find a specialist solicitor with expertise in head injury cases who appreciates the nuances and effects – sometimes very subtle – of brain injuries to be sure that your case is properly investigated. A solicitor with the right experience will be able to build a case for the level of compensation you need to support you in the years ahead rather than agreeing a short-term settlement that will not meet your future needs.

Who is eligible to make a claim?

Personal injury claims should be brought within three years of an injury occurring, but sometimes longer depending on the circumstances. If your injury occurred more than three years ago and you feel it negatively impacted on your life, it’s probably worth talking to one of our solicitors to see if you could still make a claim.

If you were younger than 18 when you sustained the injury (16 in Scotland), you have until your 21st birthday to lodge a claim (19th birthday in Scotland) regardless of your age at the time of the injury.

Brain Injury Group members – setting the standard

As the UK’s first national network of dedicated brain injury solicitors, we offer access to the very best legal advice from member firms that have met our strict criteria and ethical code of conduct. They, in turn, can call on the services of a range of professionals who help to rebuild lives following a brain injury to help you. Click here to see how we can help you.

All our solicitors offer impartial and confidential advice. We can refer you to someone local to you and your family, and by signposting services nearby, we can help you manage your situation close to home, work, and the rest of your family and friends.

Click here to find your nearest Brain Injury Group solicitor or call us on 0800 612 9660

We have pulled the questions most frequently asked about making a claim into one document that you can find below:

Making a claim against someone else FAQs (599.9 KiB)


Take a look at this factsheet if you think a brain injury was caused by medical negligence: