Claiming benefits for brain injury: navigating the legal minefield
The social security and benefits system in Britain is extremely complex. To help you, Simpson Millar LLP has produced a useful guide on its Brain Injury Experts
website to claiming social security benefits if you have suffered a personal injury
The guide, prepared with the help of welfare rights specialist Neil Bateman and Paul Stagg, a barrister specialising in personal injury cases, provides a concise, easy-to-read digest of social security benefits: their categories and what might have changed since the Chancellor's 2012 Spring budget, what you could qualify for, tax implications, injury compensation and much more.
Categories covered in the guide include Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carers' Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, Tax Credits and Benefits and Compensation.
There are also useful links to information on the benefits and tax credits
which affect you according to your circumstances: if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran.
You can also find out more about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.
Simpson Millar is well placed to produce what is virtually a standard text on the subject of brain injury
and what can legally be done to help sufferers and their families. The firm has acted successfully for many thousands of claimants, and has a thorough knowledge of the intricacies of the legal processes.
As helpful as the guide is, the complexities of the social security system mean you should always obtain independent advice
about your particular situation. Simpson Millar's Brain Injury Experts team can often help by referring you to a benefits adviser.
For more details on how we can help you with brain injury compensation issues, please call us on 0800 195 8467.