Head Injuries

If you have been involved in an accident and you need a head injury solicitor, we can help. People suffer brain injuries during many different types of accident including road traffic, sports and work-related incidents. You could also suffer a head injury during a criminal assault or because of medical negligence.

Regardless of how your head injury occurred, if you want to make a claim it is important you talk to a specialist solicitor who understands the difficulties you are facing. Between David Tomlinson and Ed Myers, you will get access to many years of experience. They are senior lawyers who have acted for a large number of claimants who have suffered a head injury and have experience of claim after a head injury in children.

The Directors at Barratts Solicitors work closely with the national charity, Headway. We have a long-standing relationship with them and Ed is Chair of trustees at a local Headway group. They support families in and around Nottingham who are coping with brain injury.

What to Do After a Head or Brain Injury

If you experience a head injury, you need to get medical help and legal advice. As you know, some head injuries are far more severe than others. In some instances, you might not even really notice that you have experienced any kind of brain injury at first. This is known as subtle brain injury.

What are the common symptoms of a head injury?

  • short or long term memory loss;
  • difficulties with speech, concentration and co-ordination;
  • sensory difficulties with smell, hearing or vision;
  • changes in personality and psychological difficulties;
  • dizziness, and headaches;
  • difficulties with planning and executive functioning;
  • inhibition and lack of awareness/judgment;
  • fatigue.

You might experience all of these symptoms are a brain injury or just a few. You might also suffer from different symptoms.  Sometimes it can be hard to spot all your symptoms or to work out the cause. This can be frustrating and distressing for you and those around you. Often it is those strange or unusual symptoms that just don’t make sense after an accident that are the key to identifying a head injury. This is where our deep knowledge and understanding can help you.

How head injury impacts the family

Suffering a head injury can be debilitating. Some people may struggle to maintain their pre-accident daily routine, others can lose their independence entirely. This can have a significant impact on the injured person’s family and friends. It is challenging for the injured person and those who care for them to come to terms with life after a head injury.


We know that it is important to start your rehabilitation early because this can improve the recovery process and outcomes.  If you suffer a severe injury, you may need to receive treatment at a residential facility. You might also benefit from a range of activities as an out-patient.

Unfortunately, the NHS has limited resources to help patients with rehabilitation. However, if you were injured in an accident we can apply to the insurer for money to fund the appropriate rehabilitation. We can’t always get money for your but we always try. We can use this money to pay for therapies which include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Cognitive, neurological or psychological therapy

Getting the right help after a head injury

When you meet our team of specialist head injury solicitors, you will find that they understand the subtleties of head and brain injuries. They know how your injury impacts on your life and on the lives of your family.  The majority of our clients come to us as a result of personal recommendations and we are proud of this. People tell us how much they appreciate our sensitive approach and they praise our knowledgeable, approachable and caring attitude.

We realise that head injuries can have a devastating financial impact on you and your family. Because of this, we do our best to get you early interim payments where possible which cover things such as loss of earnings, rehabilitation, care, and accommodation.

We can also put you in touch with a range of people and services to support your recovery.  We are members of the Brain Injury Group, a national network of dedicated brain injury lawyers and related professional services that provides a gateway to support, information and advice for brain injured people, their families and carers.  Our clients are able to access a range of services from advice on welfare benefits and financial matters to family relationships and finding specialist case managers.

Click here  https://www.braininjurygroup.co.uk/ to visit the Brain Injury Group website.

Headway Nottingham – Nottingham branch of Headway.

Headway Derby – Derby branch of Headway.

Head Injury Compensation: We are on your side

You need the best outcome for your case. We work as part of your multi-disciplinary support team to make sure you get the best results possible.  We will liaise with the NHS, privately or publicly funded case managers, therapists, and charities such as Headway –in fact, anyone that is involved in your rehabilitation.

Advice from Experienced Head Injury Solicitors

You need to be represented by a specialist solicitor who has experience of acting for people who have suffered a head injury. Only a specialist will have the knowledge and experience that will give you the best outcome. All of our personal injury team are highly experienced and recognised within their field.  For advice please contact one of our specialist solicitors, David Tomlinson or Ed Myers. Please also see our Clinical Negligence department for brain injury caused by medical accident.

You can see the profiles of our team members by clicking here.
Our solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and on the Law Society Panel for Personal Injury and/or Clinical Negligence.  We are also members of Headway and the Child Brain Injury Trust.  Ed Myers is one of the very few solicitors nationwide to hold both Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Specialist accreditation with APIL.