Serious Personal Injury Claims
Serious injuries can change your life forever. We understand this is hard to deal with, especially if the accident was not your fault.
If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident, or your loved one has, please contact us at Russell Worth Solicitors. We provide expert legal advice to those whose lives have been affected by personal injury, and can recommend whether you are able to claim compensation.
Although compensation does not give you your health back, it does provide financial support at a time when you need it most.
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What is a serious injury?
Serious injuries are also known as catastrophic injuries. Basically, they are injuries which have a permanent impact on your life and limit your independence. Serious injuries include –
- Assault injuries
- Back injury
- Burn and scald injuries
- Brain injury
- Fatal injury
- Head injury
- Loss of sight
- Spinal injury
Serious injury following an accident
Serious injuries can happen in all sorts of ways, such as road traffic accidents, workplace accidents and even criminal assaults.
If someone else is to blame for your accident and injuries, you could be in a position to pursue a personal injury claim. This ensures you are awarded compensation for the damage you have been caused.
If your loved one has suffered a serious injury and is unable to pursue their own claim, or has sadly died because of their injuries, you can make a claim on their behalf.
Why claim compensation?
Learning to live with a serious injury takes time, and you might wonder whether a personal injury claim will help. After all, it cannot turn back the clock and undo the accident.
However, claiming compensation ensures that you are financially supported, both now and in the years to come. It is likely that your injuries have dramatically impacted your life, and changes may have to be made. For instance, it might be that you –
- Cannot work, or cannot return to work in the same capacity
- Require ongoing rehabilitation and psychotherapy
- Need adjustments to your car
- Need adjustments to your home, or need to move home
All this can be extremely expensive, especially if your ability to work has been affected. By making a personal injury claim, you can obtain money to recover your losses, and to cover your future expenses.
A personal injury claim also provides a sense of justice to those who have been injured through no fault of their own. This can help you find some form of closure.
Personal injury solicitors
Here at Russell Worth, we understand how devastating a serious injury can be. Whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident, a work accident, a public place accident or something else, we can help you.
As personal injury solicitors, we ensure your needs are taken care of following a catastrophic injury. It is our job to get the support, rehabilitation and compensation you need to carry on your life.
We operate most personal injury claims on what a no win no fee basis. This provides peace of mind, as you do not pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
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Compensation for catastrophic injuries
We fight to recoup all your past losses which have been incurred as a result of the accident, and your likely future losses. This includes –
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Loss of past and future earnings potential
- Cost of care for specialist rehabilitation
- Adaptation costs incurred for your home and car
- Cost of family member(s) care
- Expenses for family visits
- Legal expenses incurred in pursuit of a successful claim
In some cases, we can ask that you are awarded an interim payment. This is like an advance on your compensation settlement and is given to you while the claim is still being resolved. It covers things like the cost of immediate medical assistance and specialist rehabilitation treatments.
When the case is won and damages are awarded, we can speak to you about the options around payment. Your settlement can be given to you in a few different ways, including all at once, or in periodic payments.
It is hard to say exactly how much compensation you will get. For a rough estimate, take a look at our compensation calculator.
Can I make a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured in an accident, you are probably asking yourself – can I make a personal injury claim? To find out, you just need to contact us for a free injury claim assessment. We can examine the details of your case before suggesting what options are available to you.
Firstly, we need to confirm that another person or organisation was at fault for the accident that caused your serious injury. If there is a dispute over who is to blame, we spend time gathering evidence from witnesses and from the site of the accident. We instruct specialists to verify the cause of the accident, if needed.
If we believe that you have a legitimate claim, we work hard on your behalf, obtaining the compensation you deserve for your life-changing injuries.
Other organisations who can help
Along with our personal injury solicitors, there are various organisations who can help you. The following suggestions may be of use –
Headway – Headway helps people with brain injuries find suitable accommodation and integrate back into the community. They also campaign to reduce the number of incidents that lead to brain injury. Russell Worth Solicitors are corporate members of this charity.
Spinal Injuries Association – SIA is run by people with spinal injuries for people with spinal injuries.
Apparelyzed – Apparelyzed provides peer support for those affected by spinal cord injuries.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – RoSPA works to change legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents.
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