• Brain Injuries

    Brain injuries can result from any accident or assault where there is a blow to the head.  Brain injuries can happen in medical accidents or clinical negligence cases where for example, the patent is temporarily deprived of oxygen.

At Beecham Peacock, we understand that the effects of a brain or head injury can be devastating for both the victim and their families. Many of our brain injury compensation clients are forced to accept temporary or long-term disability, which means that their potential loss of earnings can be enormous. Rehabilitation costs, home adaptation costs, therapy costs, and care costs can also be incurred. As a result, the importance of a successful brain injury compensation claim is significant.

Beecham Peacock are included in the Headway Head Injury Solicitors Directory. We regularly deal with clients who wish to make a brain injury claim, providing expert legal advice, guidance and ensuring that they receive the maximum amount of compensation for their brain injury.

Kirsten Scott is praised both for her ‘calm and measured approach when dealing with clients’ and ‘tenacity in litigation’.

Contact our brain injuries specialists at our Newcastle office on 0191 232 3048 for more information about how we can help with your brain injury compensation claim.


What comes under the term ‘brain injury’?

Brain injuries generally are either categorised as a ‘traumatic brain injury’ (often shortened to ‘TBI’) and an ‘acquired brain injury (often shortened to ‘ABI).

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a brain injury that results from a blow to the head such as in a road accident or assault.

Acquired brain injury (ABI) in simple terms is an injury caused to the brain since birth. This can include a Traumatic brain injury (TBI) it is generally used to refer to brain injuries suffered following a stroke, a tumour or an infection such as encephalitis.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) usually fall into 3 classifications which are mild, moderate or severe.

Common Types of Brain Injuries


Concussion: this is generally the most common brain injury, even if it is classified as a ‘mild’ injury the impact and effects upon the injured person and their family can still be severe.

Closed head injury: this is where there is a blow to the head without fracturing the skull.

Penetrating head injury: this is where object fractures the skull and penetrates through the skull into the brain tissue.

Penetrating skull fracture: this is where bone fragments from the skull enter the brain tissue

Depressed skull fracture: this is where a part or parts of the broken skull will press on to the brain tissue.

Brain contusions: this is when the brain tissue becomes bruised or swollen brain tissue.

Diffuse brain injuries: this is used to describe the situation where a widespread area of the brain is damaged. Typically, this happens when the head is repeated shaken in the traumatic event and several areas of the brain come into contact with the skull.

Coup and Contrecoup injuries: these unlike diffuse injuries, which occur over a more widespread area, occur in a particular spot in the brain.

Coup and contrecoup injuries can result individually or together.

A coup injury typically happens when the blow strikes the stationary head.

A contrecoup injury usually occurs when the head is moving and strikes a stationary object, such as in a fall.

Cerebral palsy: this is the direct result of being temporarily deprived of oxygen which can sometimes occur during a difficult or complicated birth.

Suffering a head or brain injury can have a devastating impact on your life, causing problems with speech and balance, mobility problems, loss of memory and personality change. Problems like these can significantly affect your working and personal life.

Can I receive compensation for a brain injury?

If you have been involved in an accident, that wasn’t entirely your fault, or suffered as result of a medical accident or clinical negligence, which has left you with a head or brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

How can Beecham Peacock help?

Though no amount of money can make up for the damage that has been done to your personal health and the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life, securing financial compensation can make up for the loss of earnings that your injury has resulted in. As well as contributing to the costs of rehabilitation treatment, therapy, care and home adaptation. Beecham Peacock is a specialist in personal injury law and can offer the help and advice that you need to secure the compensation that you are entitled to.

Why choose Beecham Peacock?

Beecham Peacock are a leading UK specialist in personal injury law, offering the legal knowledge and expertise that is essential to helping you fight for the compensation you deserve. We have a dedicated team of brain injury solicitors who specialise in supporting clients who have been involved in accidents that have results in a head or brain injury. Our team of specialists are able to provide expert legal advice, guidance and support throughout the duration of your brain injury claim; which will ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your brain injury

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