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 at this stage want to know the answer to. We understand this, we have helped many other families in the same situation, over time, come to terms with the situation and deal with the issues.
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.
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.
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.
We are able to offer complete case funding through our Compensate funding package, giving you access to justice with no financial risk.
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.