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An introduction to serious injury claims

By Russell Worth Specialist Personal Injury Solicitors

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that leaves you seriously injured, it is likely to be a life changing experience. Learning to live with the consequences of such an injury takes time and a lot of effort but try to stay positive, you will get there in time!

Here at Russell Worth, we will take the time to understand and help with the needs you have as a result of what we call a catastrophic injury. Whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident or maybe some sort of work accident, we operate most personal injury claims on what is known as a No Win No Fee basis, giving you peace of mind in making a claim.

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If you have been injured and would like a free Claim Assessment so that you can discover your rights, please call us 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment and let us explain your legal rights.

What are the types of serious injury?


The consequences of a serious injury

There are likely to be some significant changes to your life as a result of being involved in a serious accident. By their very nature, accidents of this severity have an impact that is like nothing else you will have experienced.
Potential changes following a serious injury:


Taking care of your needs after a catastrophic injury

As serious injury claims specialists, it is our job to ensure that you get the support, rehabilitation and compensation you need to carry on your life. We will get you the maximum compensation for your injuries in the shortest amount of time possible so you can start rebuilding your life.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Firstly we need to establish that another person or organisation was at fault for the accident that caused the serious injury. This is critical to the success of the claim. Most of the time this is straightforward but in a few instances it can be more complicated; especially if the person or organisation disputes the fact they are to blame.

In some cases an interim payment will be applied for from the oppositions insurance company. This will cover things like the cost of immediate medical assistance, a medical assessment that you need to get done early on as well as the specialist rehabilitation treatments you need.

If you’re having doubts whether you should claim then please see our why claim page as we think this gives a fair and balanced view of things.

If there is a dispute over who is to blame

In this situation we will spend time gathering evidence from witnesses and evidence from the site where the accident took place. Specialists may need to be brought in to verify that for example: it was a piece of machinery that failed which caused the catastrophic accident to happen.

What Russell Worth Personal Injury Solicitors will try and get for you

We will fight to recoup all reasonable past and future costs incurred / likely to be incurred as a result of the serious accident. The sum of the costs can be quite significant but is calculated to allow the person to lead a reasonable life.
Costs include:

When the case is won and damages are awarded we can speak to you about the options around payment, which can be given to you in one of a few different ways including all at once, or in periodic payments.

Supporting organisations that could help you with your serious injury

Headway – the brain injury association. Headway can help you with finding suitable accommodation, they campaign to reduce the number of incidents that lead to brain injury and can help your integration back into the community. Russell Worth Solicitors are corporate members of this charity.

Spinal Injuries Association – SIA is run by people with spinal cord injuries FOR people with spinal cord injuries. This positions them very well for providing the support that one might need if they have suffered a similar injury.

Apparelized – Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

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