Brain injury victims may lose out on vital compensation warns Law Society

Personal injury victims who suffered brain damage as a result of their accident should ensure they seek the advice of a specialist personal injury solicitor who is experienced in the specific challenges their claims can bring.

Vulnerable individuals who often have especially complex claims will greatly benefit from the legal expertise of a solicitor.

Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson said:

‘The law in this country is clear: if you are harmed by the negligence of others, you are entitled to fair compensation. Solicitors specialising in personal injuries help to ensure this happens.

‘Serious and debilitating injuries, loss of earnings or an inability to lead a normal life must not to be glibly dismissed in the myth of ‘compensation culture’.

‘People who suffer brain or spinal damage in many cases are not able to work. Some require round-the-clock care. It is absolutely vital that they get the compensation they deserve in order to pay for the support and care they may need, for months, years or lifetimes.’

Research from the Financial Services Authority revealed personal injury claimants who turned down an insurer’s initial offer and took legal advice from a solicitor received, on average, almost three times more compensation.

The Law Society of England and Wales has now launched a campaign, urging the public to seek advice from a solicitor for personal injury claims.

Members of the public are directed to advice on how to pursue a claim and, via the Law Society’s ‘Find A Solicitor’ search, how to find details of personal injury solicitors near them.