Personal or serious injury claims, which can also be known as catastrophic injury claims, are claims that involve life-altering injuries. These injuries can include loss of sight, amputation, bone breakage, head injuries, spinal damages, birth injuries, and other very severe incidents with long-lasting impacts.
Catastrophic injuries are legally known as “personal injuries” and they cover injuries which were caused or made worse as a result of another person’s carelessness or negligence of your doctors or other hospital staff. As a victim of such medical malpractices, or accidents, you might be able to lodge claims and get awarded with damages from the responsible persons.
Personal injuries have long-term effects on the overall quality of a person’s life, and this is not just observed with the adult or child who suffers the injury, but also with those who are around them. Personal serious injuries often affect an individual’s capacity to work and earn and can heavily affect the victim’s family and relationships.
Below Are Some Common Serious Injuries You Can Claim Damages For;
- Road traffic accidents (examples of these are Passenger, cyclist, and pedestrian accidents)
- Serious clinical negligence (these include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and GP negligence)
- Traumatic spine and brain injuries
- Accidents and illnesses that happen abroad (which include holiday accidents, serious work Injury, and food poisoning)
- Work accidents and Injury (these include back, manual handling, and head injuries)
- Industrial diseases (which include loss of sight, respiratory problems, and even hearing loss)
- Any diseases related to Asbestos (this includes mesothelioma)
- Accidents that occur in a public place (including slips, trips, falls and even claims against the council)
- Children’s serious injuries (like fractures and road accidents, etc)
- Serious knee Injury
- Traumatic brain and head injuries
Compensation For Serious Injury Claims
In the UK, the compensation amount for medical malpractice or negligence in general is greatly dependent on a number of factors – including but not limited to;
- Nature and severity of injury sustained
- Pain and suffering
- Estimate time for recovery or Future diagnosis
- Impact of injury on victim’s life
- Financial losses incurred (past, present and future)
- Cost of remedial treatment (where applicable for future medical treatments)
- Costs of therapies, rehabilitation and special equipment
- Cost of accommodation adjustment
- Cost of hiring caregivers
Whether it is the fault of your medical professionals, a workplace accident, or an negligence case, a serious injury lawyer can fight for your damages and win an appropriate personal injury compensation amount for you.
Compensation awarded for serious injury payouts in the UK range from £34,000 for minimal head and serious brain injury claims up to £350,000 for a serious back injury. Claims can also can be made for multiple or complex fractures and/or severe crushing injuries, and the compensation amounts awarded are in line with the Judicial College Guidelines.
Want to get an idea of how much your claim is worth? Our serious injury lawyers can draw up an estimated value for your claim using a medical negligence compensation calculator.
Time Limit To Make Spinal Injury Compensation Claims
Normally, you have a maximum of three years to start your personal injury claim. This is according to the Limitation Act of 1980. This time limit usually is calculated from the actual date of your accident or when you became aware of the negligence as in the case of medical negligence.
There are however few exceptions to the rule especially where it involves a child or when the victim’s injury is so serious such that the person is mentally unable to make claims. If this scenario concerns your claim, our lawyers can explain better to you how you can make your claims on behalf of a loved one who is unable to make claims by themselves.
Also, where you have or are suffering injuries that resulted from the malpractice of your health professionals or the negligent actions of another person, our team of personal injury lawyers are readily available to help you claim the compensation that you need and deserve, to progress in your daily course of living. These injuries could be a result of personal injury accidents, or medical malpractice and negligence.
Our very experienced team of solicitors deal, daily, with very broad cases of medical negligence, providing support for individuals and families. We have helped so many victims seem redress and restore their lives to the best possible personal, physical and psychological state.
How Long Does it Take to Make Serious Injury Damages Claims?
Have you been wondering how long it takes to make a serious injury claim? Well, there are no hard and fast rules surrounding this. However, resolving serious injury claims can be quite tricky.
Regardless of the nature of the causal circumstance, damage claims for serious injury may take a long time to be given to the claimant. And, one of the major factors that cause a delay in the resolution of serious injury compensation claims, is the time consumed in making an evaluation of claimed negligence and, establishing it.
For example, the process of obtaining all professional pieces of evidence that are needed to support your claim. Furthermore, in a case where there is an independent medical professional that we will need to be consulted to be able to establish the severity of your injury, time will also be consumed to determine whether or not there is a causal link to clinical negligence.
There are also cases where the defendant denies any wrong doing. In such cases, it can take a while to get them to accept liability.
In the case that your medical professional, adviser, clinic or hospital refuses to grant you official or unofficial permission to relevant pieces of evidence to prove personal injury due to medical negligence claims (including records of your medical treatment process); we are capable of helping you apply to a court for a judicial order requiring that the needed information be made accessible to you. However, we will only do this if and when we are sure there are sufficient bases.
In a case of personal injury including accidents caused by a careless road user you will also need the following;
- Your comprehensive statements
- Pictures from the accident scene
- Eye witness account
- CCTV / dash-cam or helmet-cam footage
- Police reports
- Accident book and accident reconstruction where necessary
How Efficient Are We?
Over the years, we have developed relationships with medical professionals, case managers, and even rehabilitation specialists who offer advice on medical issues and assist you in accessing treatments and pieces of equipment intended for the improvement of your life. Our major role is to help connect you to such help and make sure you are given the mediums to access it.
When we take on your claims and represent you, we commit our absolute best to ensure that all your serious or personal injury claims are resolved, and soon as possible (particularly out of court). During the course, however, our team of expert negligence solicitors make sure that:
- We negotiate the best settlement for your claim on the best available terms.
- Settlement is not agreed upon until the prognosis is crystal clear. This is to say that in case the injuries suffered by a person turns out to be more severe than initially expected, we postpone agreements until our team calculates all possible damages, so that, once claims for damages are resolved, you will not need to seek for more compensation.
In this light, it is important to know that all aspects of a client’s negligence or personal injury claims are critically considered before lodging for compensation or damages. This is also done by our team whilst working out quick settlements.
Because of the processes involved, we advise clients who suffer severe personal injuries or are victims of medical negligence damages, to begin their claims as soon as possible as it gives enough time to do proper investigations, present strong evidence and also increases the chances of winning since it is much easier to present evidence.
We take as much time as needed to understand you, your condition, complaints, and needs; and we do our utter best to help you regain control over your life. We stand by you through the entire process, to give you support from the very moment we sponsor your claim, to the very moment you have no more need for us.
Our solicitors are all across the UK and if you want to pursue serious injury claims Liverpool, do not hesitate to establish contact today.
How We Help Clients With Serious Injury Claim?
Our team of personal injury solicitors are professionals in handling related cases of catastrophic injury and clinical malpractice claims. We have a conditional fee agreement policy (no win no fee) which means that you do not have to worry about legal fees.
We will only take out an already agreed percentage of the settlement amount as our success fee. Another interesting thing about this policy is that, in the circumstance of an unsuccessful damage claim, you owe us entirely nothing!
You should contact our personal injury claims solicitors in Liverpool and all across England via our helplines 0800 644 4240 for further enquiries or to make a claim.
We would also want to encourage you if you are worried about going to court. Our expert negligence claims solicitors are able to settle your claim out of court just as they have done for others.
We encourage quick action from you in the presentation of your case to our expert team of solicitors. And you will also have to pay nothing to us for the evaluation of your case if you fill out our free no-obligation-claims assessment form immediately. We are excited to be of professional and absolute assistance to you, in getting that deserved compensation, and look forward to hearing from you!