If you have been involved in an incident that has resulted in a head injury or brain injury, whether it is an acquired brain injury (ABI), or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it can be an extremely difficult time for you and your family. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, it’s possible life may never return to how it was and this can be very hard to deal with.
If you’ve suffered an acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury as a result of a negligent act by another, then you may be entitled to a serious injury compensation claim. Often, receiving this compensation can help provide the care and support needed to help improve the situation.
Shine Lawyers are expert brain injury claims lawyers and can help you make a claim for compensation. We provide our compensation legal services on a No Win, No Fee basis which means that you don't have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
Acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury claims process with Shine Lawyers
The legal process when it comes to making a brain injury compensation claim can be hard to understand at first. Shine Lawyers are brain injury compensation experts and have prepared a simple, step-by-step guide to the process of bringing a compensation claim:
ABI and TBI compensation - how it gets calculated
Acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury compensation is calculated differently depending on your individual circumstances. In most cases, a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury that resulted from the incident, and your actual life path since. Shine Lawyers can help you every step of the way and get you the compensation you need following your brain injury.
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Common questions about Brain Injury Compensation Claims
Every situation is different when it comes to brain injury compensation claims. As one of the biggest personal injury litigation firms in the country we have expert lawyers that focus on brain injury related claims and can help you determine your rights quickly and easily.
In order for a brain injury compensation claim to be successful, lawyers generally need to prove:
- A person, business or facility was careless
- You have suffered as a result of this carelessness
- You will continue to suffer in the future
After speaking with one of our brain injury claims experts, we’ll be able to inform you of your rights going forward and help you understand exactly what you can be compensated for.
In most cases, it’s the insurance company of the person/company who is responsible for the negligent act that will pay the compensation.
The person/company themselves generally won’t pay out of their own pocket. Their insurance company will deal with everything.
After an acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury, we understand a high level of support, care and rehabilitation may be needed to help improve things. Often, there are aspects of ones life that will never improve.
Depending on how serious you brain injury is, your claim could include compensation for:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Home and yard modifications
- The cost of special equipment including insurance and maintenance costs
- Technical equipment which may assist with memory
- Equipment to help with difficulties
- Paid nursing, respite or support worker care
- Costs for maintaining your rehabilitation
- Medical supplies and pharmaceutical expenses
- Psychological and psychiatric support
- Costs associated with managing your compensation
The types of things you can claim for depends on your individual needs and the recommendations made by medical professionals.
Brain injury compensation claims can be quite complicated due to medical and legal issues.
After what’s happened, it’s important that your injuries are allowed to stabilise before your legal team can accurately assess the impact they will have on your life now and in the future.
It’s remains very important though, that you seek legal advice as soon as possible following a brain injury as time limits to apply to these types of claims.
Shine Lawyers have an experienced team of brain injury compensation lawyers that can help you get the claims process going, so that you can receive the level of support you need.
The law sets time limits when it comes to making a brain injury compensation claim. These limits vary between Australian states and territories, so it’s important you receive the right legal advice as soon as possible so that you are fully aware of your options.
All our brain injury claims experts operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs, out of pocket expenses, and you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
Your legal costs will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim and each situation is different. We’re completely transparent about the costs and you’ll be fully informed every step of the way.
Where you are located isn’t necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We’re experts when it comes to brain injury related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
It doesn’t matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office – we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are personal injury law experts that can help you get the compensation you need for your brain injury. Click on the links below for further information about how Shine Lawyers can help you today.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest personal injury litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and get you the result you are looking for following your brain injury.
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important. We provide all of our brain injury services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.
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