Catastrophic injuries involve damage to the brain or spinal cord. Where the spinal cord is injured there may be paralysis (paraplegia or tetraplegia) and where the brain is injured there may have an effect on speech, mobility, understanding and many other functions that most of us take for granted. Awards of damages can be substantial not least because the injured person may require care for the rest of his or her life.
We will help to provide the injured person and their family with support and will address rehabilitation and welfare issues as early as possible. In cases involving serious injuries we can arrange for a family member to act on the injured person's behalf through the Court of Protection.
Because of the complexity surrounding these claims – it is vital to be represented by a specialist solicitor. Our specialist solicitors, many recognised by Headway, have particular expertise in dealing with complex head injury and spinal injury cases, regularly being referred cases by other specialists working in those areas.