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Brain injury claims

They call it a hidden disability but for those closest to someone who has an acquired brain injury it is anything but hidden. It is hard to imagine or understand the consequences for someone who is affected by a brain injury. 

Digby Brown Solicitors has been helping the families of a loved one who has sustained a brain injury as a result of negligence in an accident for many years. As a firm we are personal injury specialists but that doesn’t really tell the story.

Digby Brown has worked with people and been involved in Scotland with organisations involved in brain injury for over 40 years. The experience built up over this time truly allows us to call ourselves experts in our field.

Does that help you?  Not really.  As a family member of someone, who is a patient in hospital or has been recently discharged, you are still reeling from the immediate aftermath of a serious brain injury accident.  You will have many questions. Some of them you might not want to know the answer to at this stage. We understand this, and we have helped many other families in the same situation, over time, come to terms with the situation and deal with the issues.

Long standing relationships in the brain injury community

We have a long standing relationship with Headway, both locally and nationally, we are recommended by the Child Brain Injury Trust, and work alongside Momentum, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust and the Huntercombe Group. Additionally, we are members of the Scottish Head Injury Forum and the Brain Injury Network Group.

Brain injury welfare rights

Digby Brown provide in-house Welfare Rights advice and specialist advice in relation to Additional Learning Support for children with brain injuries.  We understand that early intervention in a personal injury claim may involve the provision of advice and advocacy in relation to the benefits system.  Children similarly may need support to ensure they obtain their legal entitlement under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004.

No win no fee funding for brain injury claims

It is crucial that brain injury claims are properly investigated through the correct medical and expert evidence to ensure cases achieve the maximum compensation. Unfortunately, this can be expensive.

No win no fee personal injury solicitors

The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases.  It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses. 

A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful. 

In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.

Compensate 'no win no fee' funding

Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.

If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing

On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer

Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.

In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.

Don’t take our word for it, just read many of the court decisions and case studies on our website, or watch Joanne's story.

Beware of compensation offers which may be too good

We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.

  • How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
  • If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
  • Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
  • If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
  • It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
  • These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.

We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value. 

Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.

Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown

Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.

Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.

Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors

We have offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr.

For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.

Call our specialist brain injury claim solicitors today

To start the legal process, we urge you to pick up the phone or email to have a chat. By providing detail about the accident and how the injury occurred will help our legal team assess your case and determine how likely it is for your claim to succeed.

Call Chris Stewart, Partner and Head of the Serious Injury Department, on 0141 566 9541, to discuss your families circumstances and see if we can help.

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