If you have suffered a serious head injury it can have a big impact on your life and change things forever. You and your family will likely need ongoing support and care, which can be costly. Often, bringing forward a claim for compensation is the only way to get the kind of support needed to improve the situation.
If you’ve suffered a head injury, brain injury, neck injury, back injury, or any other type of serious injury as a result of someone else or the negligence of another party, it’s possible you may have a claim for compensation. Shine lawyers are head injury compensation claim experts who can advise you of your rights and bring forward a claim on your behalf.
Head injury claims process with Shine Lawyers
When it comes to making a head injury compensation claim, the legal process can be hard to understand. Shine Lawyers are head injury compensation experts and have prepared a simple, step-by-step guide to the process for bringing a claim for compensation:
Head injury compensation - how it gets calculated
Head 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 head injury.
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Common questions about Head Injury Compensation Claims
Making a head injury claim for compensation is easy with Shine Lawyers. After we find out a bit more about your situation we can sit down and go through what the legal process will mean to you and the steps involved. We’ll explain things in plain English and never bombard you with legal jargon.
Simply contact us today to find out your legal options and if you are able to make a head injury claim for compensation.
What are the requirements for a head injury claim?
To get you the compensation you need following your head injury, as lawyers we’ll need to prove:
- A person or business was careless
- You have suffered as a result of this carelessness
- You will continue to suffer in the future
In most injury related cases, the insurance company of the person/company who is responsible for the incident, will pay the compensation.
The person/company won’t pay out of their own pocket so they won’t have to find lawyers to help them. Their insurance company will deal with everything.
Following a serious head injury, we understand a high level of care, rehabilitation and support might be necessary to help you regain your health or improve your situation. In some cases, there may be aspects of your life that can never return back to normal.
Depending on how serious your head injury is, compensation can be recovered for:
- Home and yard modifications
- The cost of special equipment
- Insurance and maintenance costs of special equipment
- Special vehicle costs
- Technical equipment which may assist with memory
- Equipment to help with visual difficulties
- Paid nursing, respite or support worker care
- Costs for maintaining your rehabilitation
- Medical supplies and pharmaceutical expenses
- Costs associated with managing your compensation
Compensation amounts are based on your individual circumstances and the recommendations made by medical professionals.
Every head injury compensation claim is different. The amount of compensation you are entitled to really depends on the extent of your head injury and the impact it has had on your life.
Your legal team can help you understand what you may be able to claim once they know a bit more about your situation.
How long your head injury claim will take depends on how complicated your situation is, how serious your injuries are, and what treatment you’re likely to need before your injuries will stabilise.
Many head injury claims can be finalised within 18 months, but more complex cases with multiple injuries can take longer.
Our team will always be up front with how long the claim may take and keep you fully informed about the process along the way.
There are time limits when it comes to making a claim for compensation following a head injury, which is why it’s important to seek legal help straight away after your injury.
The time limits vary for each state so it’s important you contact us to ensure you are fully informed about your rights.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, so you will only pay our legal fees if you win your case.
Your legal costs will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim and each situation is different. We’ll always be completely transparent when it comes to your legal fees so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.
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 head 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 experts that can help you get the compensation you need for your head injury. The links below provide further information about how Shine Lawyers can help you.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Shine Lawyers are one of the largest personal injury firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and win. We can get you the result you are looking for following your brain injury.
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who understand that explaining things simply and easily is important. No legal mumbo jumbo here. We provide all of our head 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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