Brain / Head Injury - Benefits Advice
If you or a member of your family have suffered a head injury you
may find the following advice helpful.
At Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors we understand that a brain injury
is likely to have a significant effect on a family’s finances.
Claiming benefits is one way in which this pressure can be eased. The benefits system
is complex and can often be confusing so it is important that you seek advice to
ensure you apply as soon as possible. Our specialist Team of Head Injury Solicitors
will be able to help you identify which benefits you may be entitled to and assist
you in the completion of the relevant application forms.
Headway – The Brain Association provide a welfare benefits checklist which is available to download
from their website.
Other information sources include:
Driving after a head injury
If you have suffered a brain injury this could affect your ability to drive. It
is therefore important if you are considering continuing to drive that you take
the following steps:
- Speak to your Doctor
- Inform the Drivers Medical Unit of the DVLA - It is the driver's responsibility
to inform the DVLA. Failure to do so is a criminal offence and could invalidate
- Inform your insurance company
Brain injury help resources
Check out our useful links section for further
help resources that are available to brain injury victims and their families.
Head injury compensation
If you have suffered a head / brain injury due to the negligence of a third party
you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Give our Brain Injury Team a
call to discuss how we can help you by calling Freephone: 0808 129 3320 or simply
send us your enquiry via email using our online enquiry form
and we will get in touch with you.