What is Needed for a Successful Brain Injury Claim?
Head or brain injuries are often the most severe types of injuries as they can cause serious and life-changing impairments. Even seemingly mild head or brain injuries could cause some unwanted side-effects. Medical professionals may sometimes miss subtle brain injuries as it can be difficult to assess the severity of a head injury. This means that the affected person may not get the appropriate care that they require.
If you have suffered a head or brain injury in the last three years that was caused by medical negligence, then you could be entitled to compensation. In order to make a successful brain injury claim, you must be able to prove that the injury was a result of the negligence of the Defendant..
What You Must Prove
To successfully make a claim for a brain injury, there are several elements which we will need to show:
- The Defendant must have owed you a ‘duty of care’.
- The Defendant must have failed to uphold their duty of care to you known as a breach of duty. This is required to substantiate a brain injury compensation claim and it can be through either something they didn’t do, or something they did do but didn’t meet the appropriate standard of care.
- As a result of the Defendant’s breach of duty they must have caused you to suffer a brain injury. This is known as Causation and is often the most disputed component of any medical negligence claim.
We must prove all of the elements above in order to be successful in your claim. It is for you to prove your case and not for the Defendant to disprove it.
These points may make the entire process sound quite difficult and challenging, but our experienced medical negligence solicitors at BTTJ have the legal and medical knowledge required to guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that making a claim is as easy as possible.
Contact BTTJ Medical Negligence for Brain Injury Claims
We understand how upsetting it can be to talk about what has happened and how overwhelming the consequences of negligence are. At BTTJ , we have a team of legal professionals and medical negligence specialists who are exceptionally experienced at handling these types of cases. All advice and information are treated with total confidentiality, compassion, and care.
If you have suffered due to medical negligence and you would like to discuss pursuing a claim for brain injury compensation, then please get in touch with us to see how we can help.