We provide legal help and support for people who have suffered head injuries. Having a brain injury can be one of the most traumatic life changes any one will have to face. At Curtis Legal we will get you the medical attention and financial support that you deserve.
Common causes of head injuries are road traffic accidents, motorbike accidents, sports injuries, cycling accidents and assault. If your injury has caused trauma in your life then it is important to contact us as soon as possible to get you the medical attention and compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Whatever the cause, we can help you claim head injury compensation and any financial costs which you have incurred as a consequence of your injuries. We can assist you to obtain the medical attention you need to recover your independence. We appreciate claims for compensation can be stressful but we aim to ensure that the process is dealt with as quickly, efficiently and professionally as possible. We can even arrange home visits if required.
We want to ensure you peace of mind. It is vital to make a claim so we can ensure you receive the settlement you deserve. Our specialist solicitors have years of experience of helping people who have experienced serious and life altering injuries such as brain injuries.
It is important you choose an experienced solicitor with the correct expertise in dealing with the kind of injury you have suffered. We at Curtis Legal understand what your needs will be and can get you the correct compensation to help you regain your independence, health and financial lifestyle.
What is a brain injury?
The brain is protected from bumps and jolts by lying within the bony skull and being protected by three layers of tissue known as the meninges. Cerebro-spinal fluid flows over the surface of the brain cushioning it. If you have had a blow to the head it can cause the brain to shake against the skull. This can result in blood vessels rupturing and nerve fibres tearing, as well as more direct damage to the nerve cells of the brain matter. Brain damage is the destruction or deterioration of the brain cells, and brain injuries occur from a wide range of causes.
Injury to the brain can result from:
- harm caused before or at the time of birth (due to such things as genetic disorders or processes occurring during pregnancy or birth – such as fetal alcohol syndrome or peri-natal hypoxia (oxygen starvation).
- harm occurring after birth. This second group are called acquired brain injuries (ABI). These injuries arise from either traumatic events (such as head injuries in accidents), and can be referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or non-traumatic injuries, such as tumours, strokes, infection, poisoning etc.