Every year brain injury charities join forces to raise awareness of issues faced by individuals who have suffered a brain injury.

Leading the way is Headway, the Brain Injury Association, with their theme highlighting that every 90 seconds, someone in the UK is admitted to a hospital with a brain injury.


Brain injury devastates lives and can change a person’s life in seconds. This could be an acquired brain injury that has happened any time from birth, from a tragic accident, such as a road traffic accident or from a medical mistake, such as an avoidable stroke, undiagnosed meningitis or late brain tumour diagnosis. 

Brain injury can also occur before or during birth due to oxygen deprivation, maternal infection, infant stroke or infection, commonly leading to cerebral palsy. In some cases, this could have been avoided with better and alternative treatment.

At Lester Aldridge, our personal injury and clinical negligence specialists are experts in supporting our clients with brain injuries caused by a tragic accident or due to clinical negligence.

How can Lester Aldridge help you if you have suffered a brain injury?

Our team of dedicated claims specialists will explore the circumstances of the injury following an accident or suspected medical negligence. In addition, the team can access leading medical experts, including rehabilitation professionals and Case Managers. We work collaboratively with this team to ensure that you are supported in your recovery as soon as possible whilst we are working on your claim and securing the maximum compensation you need. 

David Healy, Partner and Head of the team specialises in traumatic brain injury cases due to accidents and medical negligence. Clients praise David for his understanding of serious brain injury cases and his breadth of experience. He inspires confidence in his clients. 

Liz Oaten, Partner, specialises in brain injury cases as a result of medical negligence. Liz is a member of all three specialist clinical negligence schemes (APIL, AvMA and Law Society) and is acclaimed by clients for her “brilliant and professional service throughout”. 

Melanie Lidstone-Land, Senior Associate, joined the firm in October 2022. Her clients and their families describe Melanie as “kind, tenacious and hardworking”and has a proven track record of obtaining large settlements for clients that lack capacity, often due to brain injury.

Our senior fee earners are supported by a dedicated team of legal professionals with a wealth of experience across a wide range of personal injury and clinical negligence matters. To get in touch, please email online.enquiries@LA-law.com or call 0344 967 0791.