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Brain and head compensation

Head and brain injuries can devastate people's lives. Any head or brain injury is always treated seriously by medical teams due to the life-changing consequences they can cause.

Thankfully, the majority of people who suffer a head injury make a full recovery; however, for some families, the impact can be far-reaching. 

We have a team of expert medical negligence solicitors who specialise in head and brain injury compensation. They have over 25 years’ experience of dealing with complex and sometimes legally and emotionally challenging head and brain injury cases.


"Jeanette Whyman is an experienced practitioner with a caseload that includes neurological and obstetric claims."

Chambers UK

How much is your claim worth?

The figures below are for guidance only. For details of other claim amounts, please go back to our compensation calculator.

Head injuries and trauma Estimated compensation value
Very severe brain damage £227,900 - £344,825
Moderately severe brain damage £177,000 - £240,295
Moderate brain damage £34,800 - £186,850
Less severe brain damage £12,300 - £36,735
Minor brain or head injury £1,700 - £10,915


Epilepsy Estimated compensation value
Grand mal £82,000 - £128,365
Petit mal £44,300 - £112,195
Epileptic related conditions £8,500 - £22,560

No win no fee claims

The majority of our claims are handled on a no win no fee basis, or a conditional fee agreement to use its technical term. This means there is no financial risk to you. 

Step one in your compensation claim is to call or email and tell us about your brain or head injury, where and how it occurred and how severe the injuries are. This can be either for you, a loved one or friend.

Based on the details you supply our medical negligence and personal injury specialists will be able to tell you how likely you’d be in making a successful claim and also an estimated value of the claim.

It is important you choose an expert solicitor to deal with your claim. Medical negligence, in particular head and brain injuries can be a very complex area of law. An experienced solicitor will be able to ensure you receive the compensation rightfully yours to pay for your lifetime needs or that of your loved

" ... in a hospital negligence claim. Jeanette was friendly, compassionate, helpful and professional. The case was successful and I am sure this would not have happened without Jeanette's determination, professionalism and expertise."

Lynn Morrison

Time limits

As with all medical negligence cases there are strict time limits on making a claim for compensation for your head injury, usually three years. It is therefore important that you seek immediate legal advice from an expert as soon as you are aware of an issue.

Our team

Our solicitors are led by Jeanette Whyman, a recognised expert in medical negligence. She has over 25 years’ experience working with people who have suffered from negligent care. She has been described as “first class and lovely to deal with” so you know you’ll be in safe hands.

Jeanette is accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence. She is also accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She regularly writes and blogs about common issues seen in medical negligence and how to reduce such instances, especially in the NHS.

Her team have helped hundreds of people with medical negligence cases, they are very aware of the impact such injuries and trauma can have on the everyday life of you and your family so will deal with your claim with compassion and understanding.

We have a network of medical experts and investigators who we work with to establish your claim. They assist us to build a case for you, looking at not only your medical reports and your injuries but assessing the likely cost for your future rehabilitation and care, this can include nursing, equipment and in some instances accommodation and transport.

Head injury cases tend to be complex and can take longer to successfully complete than other areas of litigation. However, this is important to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. It is important that your claim is not undervalued by your solicitor, which is why you should seek a medical negligence specialist.  

We will first review your case and provide you with our initial assessment at no cost to you.  

"Jeanette Whyman is a well-established figure in the clinical negligence field"

Chambers UK
How can we help?
01926 732512