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Brain Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Solicitors

Brain injuries affect thousands of people in the UK every year. Even a moderate brain injury can have a major impact on you and your family.

Our experienced team of lawyers recovered millions of pounds in compensation for clients affected by brain injuries.

We can also help you with treatment and rehabilitation by obtaining interim payments to pay for specialist brain injury case managers, therapists and support assistants.

Can I Claim?

You can claim compensation for brain injury where someone else is fully or even partly responsible for your injury.

You may have been injured in one of many different situations:

  • Road traffic collisions – you may be a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist.
  • At work - workplace accidents can include falls from heights, trips and slips or injury caused by machinery including forklifts and cranes.
  • Accidents in the street or in shops, hospitality venues and other public places.
  • Accidents abroad.
  • Medical Negligence - you may have sustained a brain injury as a result of negligent treatment including failing to diagnose a condition leading to a brain injury.
  • Criminal Injury - you may be the victim of a violent crime entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Whatever the circumstances, our specialist team can advise on claiming compensation.

If your family member lacks the mental capacity to bring a claim we can help you to bring a claim on their behalf. Our court of protection team can assist with the management of any damages awarded to a claimant who lacks capacity.

How Long Will My Claim Take?

The length of your claim will be determined by a number of factors.

Organic recovery from brain injury can take 2 to 3 years. It may not be possible to fully assess the value of your claim until we know how your condition will affect you in the long-term.

The attitude of the Defendant in your case can also affect the length of time your claim takes - including whether they admit or deny liability.

However, we can often obtain early interim payments of damages in order to assist you with rehabilitation, living costs and other support until it is time for your claim to be finally settled.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends upon a number of factors including:

  • the extent to which you need long-term care and support including specialist case management
  • your past and future loss of earnings
  • any need for specialist aids equipment and accommodation
  • the cost of rehabilitation and ongoing therapies

Even a moderately severe brain injury can lead to a very large award of compensation. Our team has experience of running many cases with multi-million pound settlements.

Are There Any Time Limits for Bringing My Claim?

It is usually the case that court proceedings must be started within three years of the date when you sustained your injury.

Where a claimant lacks capacity to bring proceedings the time limit may be suspended but it is safer to assume that the time limit is three years unless you are advised otherwise by a specialist lawyer.

No-Win No Fee

We will represent you on a no-win no fee basis.

You will not need to pay expenses associated with your case as you go along and in the event that the case is unsuccessful you will incur no financial liability whatsoever.

We work in partnership with a leading legal expenses insurer to provide a no-win no fee product that gives you complete peace of mind regarding the cost of your claim.

(You may also have legal expenses insurance under a home insurance policy always a bank account or credit card. You may also be a member of an organisation which provides legal costs cover. We can explore this with you to ensure that the best possible means of funding your case is adopted.)

Our Recent Cases

Our team regularly obtains multi-million pound awards for our brain injured clients.

Recent cases include:

  • £4.1 million recovered for a cyclist injured in a collision with a car
  • €4.5 million recovered for a claimant injured in an accident abroad
  • £4 million recovered for a pedestrian knocked down by a vehicle
  • £1.2 million recovered for a driver involved in a head on collision with another vehicle
  • Over £2 million recovered for a claimant injured while riding a scooter


Nicola Bickham leads our personal injury team and has experience of many multi-million pound settlements in head injury cases.

Jonathan Peacock is a partner in our personal injury team and has specialised in representing claimants with brain injuries for over 25 years.

"Jonathan Peacock is regarded nationally for high-value catastrophic injury work. His areas of specialism are numerous and ‘his strategic and innovative approach to cases benefits all clients he works for." - Legal 500

What Our Clients Say

"Many many thanks for your help with this distressing incident. Your professionalism, courtesy, concern and understanding has been much appreciated. Certainly in taking any further stress out of the situation so calmly."

- Personal injury claim client

For more information on how our brain injury lawyers can help you, please call our team on 0117 314 5400.

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Meet the Team - Personal Injury

Meet the Team

Our extensive legal expertise enables our personal injury solicitors to recover millions of pounds in compensation every year, whilst at the same time providing a friendly and approachable service to clients nationally.

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Nicola Bickham - Personal Injury Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Solicitors

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Mandy Yeandle - Personal Injury Claims Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Law Firm
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Jonathan Peacock - Partner & Personal Injury Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Law Firm

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