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Brain Injury Compensation Claims

There is a class of claims which arise when someone suffers a catastrophic injury in the form of a brain injury. The consequences of a brain injury are devastating for a person and their family and there is very little understanding or knowledge in the community about a brain injury, what it means and its long term effects. A brain injury can even be more devastating when it is caused by someone else’s negligence. In those circumstances, a person can be entitled to receive significant compensation for their injuries.

If you are a victim of a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.

Synapse

Synapse is the peak advocacy organisation for people affected by a brain injury. Synapse’s branch in New South Wales, the Brain Injury Association of NSW (BIA) has had a long association with Turner Freeman Lawyers. Synapse has exclusively retained Turner Freeman Lawyers to provide legal services for people who are affected by a brain injury throughout Australia. Turner Freeman is entrusted by Synapse as the leading brain injury compensation firm.

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FAQ

What is the fee policy in brain injury claims?

What is the fee policy in brain injury claims?

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers | Turner Freeman NSWFor personal injury claims in the state of New South Wales we act for our clients on a ‘No Win-No Fee’ basis. So in other words unless we recover compensation for our client, we will not charge for our work. Be sure to ask one of our lawyers if you have any questions regarding our fee policy, as conditions do apply.

What sorts of injuries are classified as brain injuries?

What sorts of injuries are classified as brain injuries?

A brain injury can occur in a multitude of settings. Whether the cause is from a road accident, from medical negligence, or due to an assault, brain injuries are complex and the severity of the problems differ from one person to another. Examples of disabilities that can arise from a brain injury include:

  • Memory problems;
  • Concentration problems;
  • Depression;
  • Lack of initiative;
  • Poor planning and problem solving;
  • Problems with communication;
  • Lack of insight;
  • Impulsivity;
  • Irritability;
  • Socially inappropriate behaviour;
  • Dizziness and balance;
  • Fatigue;
  • Headaches.

These problems can be extremely debilitating and can change a person's life forever.

Can you get compensation for a brain injury suffered during childbirth?

Can you get compensation for a brain injury suffered during childbirth?

Yes you can.

This type of birth trauma results when there is a substantial (hypoxic) lack of oxygen supply to the brain. Diminished oxygen supply to the brain can cause profound cognitive, physical and emotional impairments which may be slow to recover, if not permanent.

At Turner Freeman Lawyers, we specialise in birth trauma cases where babies suffer a deprivation of oxygen during the birth process. These babies are born with significant disabilities. They are entitled to be compensated for the loss of their normal brain function and the catastrophic effect that this may have on their normal development and throughout the course of their lives. Often, these babies never live the full lives of functioning adults.

Can a hypoxic brain injury occur other than in childbirth?

Can a hypoxic brain injury occur other than in childbirth?

Yes it can.

Whenever there is a deprivation of oxygen in circumstances where this could have been avoided, then a person is entitled to be compensated for their injuries. This can occur, for example, in a hospital setting following surgery. Regardless of how the brain injury occurred, a person's rights to compensation must be fully explored.

Can I claim compensation if I suffer a traumatic brain injury in an accident?

Can I claim compensation if I suffer a traumatic brain injury in an accident?

Yes you can.

The most common type of accident which can cause a brain injury is a road accident. The complications and difficulties that arise vary and may include a range of hidden cognitive disabilities that are subtle and are often hard to understand.

At Turner Freeman Lawyers, we work very closely with some of the best brain injury medical experts who have a deep understanding of acquired brain injuries  and Traumatic brain injuries and its consequences on people's lives. There are strict procedural steps that must be adhered to if you have been the victim of a road accident and you must consult our specialist personal injury lawyers immediately so that we can assist you from start to finish.

What is the cost?

What is the cost?

There is no cost to you in bringing a claim in circumstances where you have suffered a brain injury. We take the cost on of investigating your brain injury claim and if we believe that your claim has potential merit, then we will provide you with our detailed advice as to the next step.

How much compensation will I get?

How much compensation will I get?

Every claim is different depending on your particular circumstances. Once negligence is established, then we will advise you of your entitlements to compensation pursuant to each head of damage. Often in brain injury compensation cases, the payments are substantial and settlement payouts are achieved in the millions of dollars.

What should I do next?

What should I do next?

Call Turner Freeman Lawyers on 13 43 63 to book a conference with one of our specialist injury compensation lawyers. We will arrange a time to see you at your convenience, including at your home or in hospital.

Our NSW office locations include Sydney, Parramatta, Campbelltown, Newcastle, Penrith, Wollongong and Gloucester.

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