Bringing a serious injury claim
Bringing a serious injury claim
If you have been injured in an accident which causes life changing injuries to you, it is very important you obtain the right legal representation.
We can help you bring your claim against the person who has caused your injuries.
Why do I need a specialist solicitor?
Solicitors who deal with serious injury claims will have experience in dealing with the type of claim and the injuries you have suffered.
What you need to know.
It is important that if you have sustained a serious injury you have access to early rehabilitation to improve, as much as possible, your injuries. It is important you have immediate needs assessment so you can be helped to improve your injuries and obtain some normality to your life. Rehabilitation is at the heart of any claim we will undertake for you.
Do I need a specialist personal injury lawyer?
Yes, you do need a specialist lawyer who has dealt with claims of a serious injury (also known as a catastrophic injury).
Why do I need such a solicitor with such a specialism?
You need a specialist solicitor because they have experience in dealing with claims of this nature. They are aware of what needs to be done to prove that someone is to blame. They have a team around them who will deal with the work and the case will be planned from start to finish to prove who is to blame and also all elements of compensation for you.
The team will also deal with the rehabilitation part of your claim.
What will my solicitor do for me?
We will obtain you compensation for your injury but we will also obtain for you losses to cover:-
- lost income
- aids and adaptations to your car or home
- any long term care that you will need
- the costs of any medical treatment
- cost of appliances or equipment to cope with your accident condition.
It is very important you use a solicitor who has experience in dealing with claims like yours.
How long do I have to bring this claim?
The normal rule for adults who bring a claim is that they have three years from the date of the accident in which to bring a claim. If the claim has not settled or Court proceedings issued by the third anniversary the claim will be out of time. The Court do have a discretion to set aside this time but this only happens in very exceptional circumstances.
If your claim is for an industrial accident or illness, the three years will not run until you have knowledge of the medical condition which is usually on a date which has been determined by a positive diagnosis from a qualified doctor.
If you are a child then you have three years to bring the claim from your 18th birthday.
How long will my claim take?
A claim for serious injuries can take a long time. This is because there are a number of factors such as:-
- Will your opponent accept they were to blame for the accident.
- You will have suffered very serious injuries which will require a number of different medical experts to provide reports.
- We may need reports upon any physiotherapy needs.
- We may need report on any aids and equipment you need or occupational therapy.
- You may need a case manager who can help you with your medical needs and accessing the care you need.
- We may need a report on your accommodation needs.
- We may need a report on the care you require.
These are just some of the things we will deal with for you and your family.
Will it cost me to bring this claim?
No. We deal with claims for people like you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. Therefore if you do not win your case we do not get paid anything and it will not cost you anything whatsoever.
If you do win your case we will discuss with you how much it may cost you once your claim is settled.
How do I contact you?
If you have been in an accident, that has caused you serious injury then you can contact us on 01282 422711 or email the litigation team at email@example.com.
We also carry out visits to people in their home, at hospital, or anywhere they wish to meet. We will fit around you and we will advise you throughout your case what we will do for you, your family and friends.