1 Supporting today, enabling tomorrrow.
2 Taking the decision to make a claim is a big step, and it is important that you meet the people or person who may be handling your claim. That is why our team will meet at a time and place convenient for you. The initial meeting will take as long as required and if you meet with us and then decide we are not the right team for you, there is no charge for our time. We feel it is better for you to speak to us and make that choice, rather than not speaking to us at all. By instructing us, we will aim to get quicker access to interim payments to help you through the length of the claims process. Your best interests will always be at the centre of everything we do and we will make sure at all times that you and your family come first. Areas of expertise - Road Traffic Accidents - Coach Accidents - Cycling Accidents - Pedestrian Accidents - Accidents at Work - Accidents in Public Places - Sports Injury Claims - Accidents where a child has been injured - Clinical Negligence - Product Liability - Accidents Abroad - Criminal Assaults - Court of Protection/ Deputyship - Independent & Financial Investment Advice - Help with Educational Needs - Client Contact - always available to answer your questions
3 Why choose Brain Injury Experts from Simpson Millar The thought of instructing a Solicitor can seem daunting, lots of questions will be going through your mind: Who should I speak to? Will they have the expertise to deal with my claim? Have they dealt with claims similar to mine before? Will they speak to us in plain English and be there with us every step of the way? Our team pride themselves on being honest, approachable and easy to get on with, but also having the fight and determination to secure the best possible rehabilitation, treatment and settlement for our clients. When someone suffers an injury as severe as a brain injury, the main priority is to get the injured person back into their family environment with the rehabilitation to help aid their recovery along with support for them and their families. Most of our team have families and children of their own and are aware of how important it is to have your family unit around you. Call now for a no obligation discussion. We can visit you at home or in hospital.
4 The best way to answer any queries you have, is to speak to us. However, here are some of the most frequently asked questions: Will we have to pay you anything? We will explore all funding options. If appropriate we will act for you on a no win no fee basis, so if your claim is unsuccessful you pay nothing. What about rehabilitation and treatment We are worrying about finances, can you help with this? Rehabilitation and treatment are our number one priority, this is what helps the injured person with their recovery following an accident and therefore this area is our main focus. If the waiting list on the NHS is not satisfactory or the rehabilitation and treatment is not available on the NHS, we will request funding for the recommendations to take place on a private basis. In our first letter to the party we are holding responsible for the accident, we can request an interim payment or at any stage throughout the claim when money is required. If the party responsible agrees to release a payment, this can be used to cover loss of earnings, medical treatment or in some cases, changes to your home or even moving home. We will work with you and your family to suit your individual needs. If you have questions of your own, simply give us a call FREEPHONE
5 Neurotrauma Team Neil Fearn, Adrian Fawden and Emma Costin are Partners in our Neurotrauma team. - Neil qualified as a Solicitor nearly 20 years ago, and has since dedicated his working life to helping injured people and their families through the difficulties they face following an accident. Neil is included in Headway The brain injury association Head Injury Solicitors Directory and also CBIT UK Legal Services Directory and splits his time between the Leeds and Sheffield offices. On a personal note, Neil is married with three daughters aged seven, five and two so understands the dynamics of family life, how hectic this can be and the importance of having your family unit around you. - Adrian qualified over 21 years ago and has worked to support those who have suffered injuries as the result of an accident as well as their families for much of his career. In 2006 Adrian spent six months in Vancouver on a working sabbatical in a law firm specialising in closed head injuries. He has experience in traumatic brain injury claims, rehabilitation including the Smart treatment and the difficulties faced by the families of those suffering from a severe head injury, particularly children and young people. Adrian is married with two children. He is a strong supporter of, and actively involved in, youth sport including cricket, football and rugby and appreciates the importance of family and community support. - Emma qualified as a barrister in 1992 and became dual qualified as a solicitor 3 years later in She has guided and supported many people through the claims process over the years and is a well respected member of the team. Clients find her practical approach both appealing and calming during what can often be stressful and emotional situations. Emma has vast experience of personal injury litigation and has achieved settlements in excess of 1m in the areas of spinal injury, traumatic brain injury and traumatic amputation. Emma lives in Bristol with her husband and 2 children and manages the demands of her work with family life.
6 What to do now... Simply get in touch, call us to arrange a free initial consultation, and we ll take it from there. Call FREEPHONE We have a national team of experts spread across the country :- LONDON Adrian Fawden, Partner BIRMINGHAM Bryan Nott, Partner BRISTOL Emma Costin, Partner CARDIFF Phillip Gower, Partner LEEDS Neil Fearn, Partner Julie Dudson, Partner Call charges may vary. Calls from mobiles may vary depending on your service provider. Simpson Millar Simpson Millar LLP, Solicitors is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC Our registered office is: 27 St Paul s Street, Leeds LS1 2JG. A list of members is available from our registered office. We use the term partner to refer to an employee of equivalent standing to that of a partner in a partnership. Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: Registration no: