Head Injury Advice

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.

Welfare Benefits

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.

Head Injury Claims Solicitors, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Lancaster, Leeds, London, Manchester, Wimbledon

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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 your insurance
  • 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.

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Melanie Burden | Partner, Head of Personal Injury | Simpson Millar LLP

Melanie Burden
Head of Personal Injury

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