Accidents happen, and sometimes they can cause life-changing injuries. We understand the emotional, psychological strains and physical challenges associated with serious and catastrophic injuries, and encourage you or your loved one to get in touch with us as soon as possible after an accident.
How we help with serious injury claims
If you or a loved one have been involved in a life-changing accident and wish to make a claim for serious and catastrophic injury compensation, it is important that you are represented by a solicitor who is an expert in dealing with these types of claims.
Serious and catastrophic injury compensation claims can be complex, and also emotional for the party involved. We make sure each of our clients receive full transparency and guidance throughout their catastrophic injury claim.
Those who have been seriously and catastrophically injured require assistance throughout their life, not just in the initial period following an accident. Our serious injury claims solicitors will seek compensation and arrange care regimes with the appropriate experts to help provide ongoing support.
We work with the injured individual, their family, medical experts, counsellors, occupational therapists and independent living experts to discuss the individual’s medical needs together with their care and support needs. We will consider with the appropriate expert home adaptations, vehicle adaptations, prosthesis and equipment needs to help improve the individual’s quality of life.
What is considered a catastrophic injury?
Our serious and catastrophic injury compensation claims solicitors represent clients with the following:
- amputation claims
- brain injury claims
- Cauda Equina claims
- Chronic Pain claims
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) claims
- Fibromyalgia compensation claims
- paralysis claims
- spinal cord injury claims
- fatal accidents and illnesses
- permanent disfigurement
Where appropriate, we will seek to secure early payments for financial hardship, provide assistance in respect of employment issues, arrange trusts to ensure that benefits are protected and offer assistance with any Court of Protection issues for those who are unable to manage their own financial affairs following their accident.
What are the time limits for making serious injury compensation claims?
Normally you have three years from the date of injury or reasonable knowledge of injury to bring a serious or catastrophic injury compensation claim.
There are some exceptions to this rule; for instance, where the matter involves a child. In which case the child has three years from the date of their 18th birthday to bring a claim, therefore expiring on the individual’s 21st birthday.
It is important to speak to a legal team as early as possible to avoid any issues with limitation dates. Call us now on 0808 164 0808.
How much compensation will I receive?
The true amount of compensation will depend on your injury. We take many different aspects into account, including the severity of the injury both physically and mentally, the impact it has on your life ongoing, and other elements that can influence the size of your claim.
Your solicitor will ensure you are kept informed throughout your claim regarding compensation and will do their upmost to give you peace of mind.
I’m not happy with my current solicitor. Can I move my claim over to you?
If you have already instructed a solicitor elsewhere to handle your claim, there is no reason why you cannot approach us to handle it instead.
We can investigate the handling of your claim to date and take it from there if you wish to proceed with us. If your current solicitor has been negligent, we also offer support and guidance concerning solicitor negligence should you wish to take that further.
Contact our personal injury experts today
We believe in giving fair, supportive legal advice. Being the victim of a life-changing accident and suffering serious injuries can be stressful and upsetting, and our team of serious injury lawyers are dedicating to helping those people receive the compensation they deserve.
Let us know if we can help with your catastrophic injury case. Call us free on 0808 164 0808, or request a call back and we will call you.
Where appropriate our solicitors will visit the injured individual and their family at home. We service clients nationwide.