Delivering the compensation you deserve.
brain and head injury claims
No one can be truly compensated for the devastating effects of a brain or head injury, but at Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, our team of head and brain injury solicitors can help you and your family obtain the necessary funds and expert care to handle the life-changing consequences and return to independence as soon as possible.
Who we can help
From minor head injuries to long-term brain damage, we work with head injury cases of all sizes and complexities, including those caused by:
- Car and motorcycling accidents;
- Cycling accidents;
- Work accidents;
- Assault; and
- Medical negligence.
How we can help
Our experienced personal injury team is committed to helping you obtain the compensation and support necessary to cover:
- Expert rehabilitation and treatment;
- Ongoing care and specialist therapy;
- Loss of earnings and earning potential;
- Adapted housing and vehicles; and
- Any required equipment.
Ultimately, we do whatever we can to help take the financial pressure off, while aiding a quick and successful to return to independence and normality for everyone affected.
What we can do
One of our experienced brain injury solicitors will meet with you to talk you through your options, the litigation process and the potential outcomes – helping you to make the best decision in the situation.
Through our membership with the Brain Injury Group, we’ll assign the top neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, neuropsychologist and/or neuroradiologist to evaluate your specific case – helping us to secure the best outcome possible.
Brain and head injury compensation claims are notoriously lengthy, which is why we’ll also work to secure an interim payment to cover loss of earning, rehabilitation, re-housing and case management before securing your final payment.
Once the case is successfully settled, we’ll advise you on how to best manage your compensation payment.
Our specialist personal injury team and brain injury solicitors have successfully secured millions of pounds of compensation for head injury cases of all sizes and complexities. We come recommended by the brain injury association Headway and regularly volunteer and work with Milton Keynes’ local Headway unit, John Radcliffe hospital and Addenbrookes hospital.
Can I make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation?
The majority of claims we handle are arranged on a no win no fee basis, which means that you do not need to worry about expensive legal costs or pay anything upfront.
No win, no fee is where we take out an insurance policy on your behalf, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay a penny. To learn more about how this works view No Win No fee.
Personal Injury Trusts
Our holistic approach means our involvement doesn’t just stop at the conclusion of the settlement.
If you receive compensation as a result of a Personal Injury Claim which puts your savings or capital above a certain limit, you may lose entitlement to certain state benefits now or in the future. By setting up a Personal Injury Trust we can help you protect any current or future entitlement to any Means Tested State Benefits/support that you receive. So, instead of receiving your compensation directly into your bank/building society account, we can set up a Trust so that your money is held by your chosen Trustee on your behalf. For more about this service visit Personal Injury Trusts.
Support & Rehabilitation
We know that if you have suffered a life-changing injury sometimes rehabilitation can take months or even years, which is why our focus doesn’t just end at delivering the compensation you deserve but continues to help secure the finances you need to pay for equipment and support with other care such as therapies/physiotherapy that are vital to helping your recovery. What’s more we will take the reins and give you peace of mind that the practicalities are being looked after such as organising medical assessments or assigning a case manager depending on your needs.
Why choose us?
At Geoffrey Leaver our experienced team of Personal Injury solicitors are ranked number one by Chambers and Partners for delivering top quality legal advice. What’s more our personal approach means that you will be looked after by the same litigator throughout the legal process giving you that reassurance and peace of mind you are being taken care of.
To make an appointment to see one of our Personal Injury experts, Navdip Gill, Sam Seaford, Anne Maguire, Ann Summerling or Kerry Gibbs please call 01908 689338 (out of office hours – 07825 940007) or contact us.
What our clients say
“I sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and Navdip has obtained a significant interim payment so that I am able to live independently together with a support team. The last three years have been extremely difficult and distressing for both myself and my family and I would like to acknowledge Navdip’s dedication during this process. He is knowledgeable, passionate and empathetic and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has sustained a serious head injury.” Mr Ahmed
Testimonial from head injured client – £1.3 million settlement
“I was involved in a high energy road traffic accident, and suffered from a severe traumatic brain with a skull and base fractures together with traumatic intracranial haemorrhages. During the litigation process it was difficult, however, Navdip Gill and Marcus Grant worked tirelessly absorbing the pressure from the insurance company and their legal representatives.
I was kept constantly updated and fully involved in this process with my legal team who took the time to explain everything clearly and patiently. Equally I would recommend anybody who has sustained a brain injury to contact this dynamic team who are extremely skilful in dealing with complex cases and seemed to thrive in pressured environments.”
For more information about how we can help, you can read testimonials from our personal injury clients
To find out how we have helped other people with brain injuries, please read Greg’s story.
Chambers & Partners 2023 – Personal Injury Department Ranked in Band 2: notes the team is a highly regarded personal injury practice offering expertise in a broad range of disputed liability cases. The team is equally adept at handling cases from RTAs, acting for passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. Their expertise includes severe spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as PTSD. “Geoffrey Leaver’s team is professional and approachable.”
Chambers & Partners 2022 – Personal Injury Department Ranked in Band 1: notes the team is highly regarded as a personal injury practice offering expertise in a broad range of disputed liability cases. Equally adept at handling cases resulting from RTAs, brain injuries, as well as PTSD. One client commented “The service I received was five-star; the team were professional and empathetic.”
Chambers & Partners 2021 – Personal Injury Department Ranked in Band 1: one client reports “The process has been nothing but well planned and stress-free.”
Chambers & Partners 2020: Personal Injury Department is recognised by Chambers & Partners 2020 who noted the department as“efficient and effective, and easy to communicate with.”
The Personal Injury Team
Navdip Gill Partner
Personal Injury 01908 689338 (07825 940007)Navdip is a highly experienced and shrewd Personal Injury Litigator with an exceptional track record in delivering great results for his clients. Recognised as a top ranked lawyer by Chambers & Partners, his particular area of expertise involves complex and challenging high value brain and head injury cases in both adults and children.
Sam Seaford Partner
Personal Injury 01908 689349Sam is a personal injury solicitor and Partner at Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, who has over a decade of experience handling serious and catastrophic personal injury claims including but not limited to employer’s liability, road traffic accidents and occupier’s liability claims. Sam has extensive experience in claims against insurance companies, large scale employer’s and their representatives, Councils and the Police. He specialises in high value and complex, pedestrian, motorcycle and cyclist claims.
Anne Maguire Consultant
Personal Injury 01908 689365Anne is a Consultant to the Personal Injury Department. Anne is ranked as a leader in her field by Chamber and Partners Legal Directory. She has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients who have suffered serious brain or life-changing injuries, clinical negligence and fatal accidents.
Ann Summerling Senior Associate
Personal Injury 01908 689368Ann is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in May 2006. She has extensive experience in handling all types of personal injury claims.
Kerry Gibbs Associate
Personal Injury 01908 692769Kerry has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years, in various roles acting on behalf of claimants and defendants. The majority of her experience has been gained in Personal Injury, where she worked her way up to client account manager for a large corporation before specialising in claimant based work.
Herma Hirst Litigation Executive
Personal Injury 01908 689375Herma is a very experienced litigator who has been running complex personal and clinical negligence cases for over 20 years. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Samantha Pegg Paralegal
Personal Injury 01908 689372Samantha is the newest member of the Personal Injury team, who joins us as a Paralegal after graduating with a First Class Honours in Law (LLB) from the University of Buckingham, and completing her Legal Practice Course and LLM in Legal Practice from De Montfort University. Samantha works alongside Kerry Gibbs and Sam Seaford on a variety of personal injury matters including Road Traffic Accident claims.
Ariana Kirton-Mogort Paralegal
Personal Injury 01908 689328Ariana is the newest member of our Personal Injury team and joins us as a Paralegal. After graduating from Buckingham University with an LLB, Ariana completed her Legal Practice Course and LLM with De Montfort University. Having always had a passion for studying law, she chose to specifically study personal injury during her master’s degree.