Personal Injury Solicitors

Serious Injury Claims

A serious injury can have a devastating impact on you and those you love. Especially if it wasn’t your fault.

Our expert personal injury lawyers have lots of experience in handling complex claims. We can help you claim the compensation needed to;

  1. Get the best possible medical care, rehabilitation. and support
  2. Secure your financial future

What is a Serious Injury?

Serious injuries, also known as catastrophic injuries, are often life changing. They have long terms effects on your health and ability to live a normal life.

Examples of serious injuries include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Injuries resulting amputation or loss of limbs
  • Injuries that result in fractures or broken bones
  • Loss of sight
  • Injuries that cause chronic pain and even
  • Fatal accidents

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Common Causes of Serious Injury

Catastrophic injuries can happen in any number of ways. The most common causes of serious injuries include;

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Serious Injury?

Calculating compensation for a serious injury claim is very complex. Every claim is different so it’s difficult to say how much your claim is worth.

Compensation should take into account;

  • Current and future loss of earnings
  • The cost of ongoing medical care, support, and rehabilitation
  • Mobility aids
  • Adaptations to your home
  • Modifications to your car

How Long Do Catastrophic Injury Compensation Claims Take?

Serious and catastrophic injury claims are complex and can take years to settle.

We need to take this time to understand the extent of your injuries and how they will affect the rest of your life. This will help us to claim enough compensation to pay for your long-term needs.

If those responsible accept liability, we can often secure interim compensation pay-outs. These help to relieve the financial pressures of not being able to work, paying for specialist treatment, travel etc.

Can I Claim On a No Win, No Fee Basis?

We handle most serious injury claims on a no win, no fee basis.

This means there is no financial risk to you. You won’t have to pay anything up front and you won’t pay a penny if your claim isn’t successful.

You might also have legal cover as part of your home or car insurance. Or if you’re a member of a trade union, you might have legal cover as part of your membership.

Why Choose Ringrose Law to Handle Your Serious Injury Claim?

At Ringrose Law out motto is, ‘Where Individuals Count’.

Every person we deal with is an individual, with individual needs and circumstances. As such, we take an individual approach to serious injury claims.

That’s why, when you instruct us to handle you claim, we’ll;

  1. Assign you with an experienced personal injury solicitor to look after you claim, from start to finish.
  2. Give you direct access to them, this includes their email and phone number.

We can also deal with your case in a way that suits you. If you prefer to deal with your solicitor directly, you can call or visit us in our offices. In some cases, we can come to visit you, either at home or in hospital.

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If you have suffered a serious injury, contact us today for a free consultation. We'll let you know if you have a case, how we can help and what to do next.0333 3580 393

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    In most cases, you have three years from the date your injury happened to make a claim for a severe injury.

    There are a few exceptions to this;

    • Claiming for children – if your child has suffered a serious injury, you have until their 18th birthday to claim on their behalf. After that, they have until they are 21 to make a claim themselves.
    • Claiming for those who lack mental capacity – if your loved one lacks the mental capacity to claim themselves, there are no time limits.
    • Defective equipment – time limits can vary when claiming for injuries caused by faulty or defective equipment.
    • Accidents abroad – time limits are often shorter for claiming for accidents that happened whilst you were abroad.

    If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact us as soon as possible.

    The sooner you get in touch, the better you’ll remember the events that led up to your accident. It’ll be easier for us to gather the evidence needed for a successful claim. We can also often secure ‘interim’ compensation payments. These help to cover the cost of any specialist medical treatment you need right now.

     

    Yes, you’ll need to undergo a medical assessment.

    In order to make a serious injury claim, we need;

    1. Evidence of your injuries, and
    2. An understanding of the effects they’re having your life

    This means you’ll need a medical assessment with an independent medical expert. They will produce a report that we can then use in evidence. This is called a ‘Medico Legal Report’.

    Depending the on the type and severity of your injuries, we might need to gather more than one report. This means you might need more than one medical assessment.

    Most claims never reach court. That said, there are two reasons why this could happen;

    1. The other party doesn’t accept liability, or
    2. They dispute the amount of compensation we’re claiming

    Even if we start court proceedings and the courts set a hearing date, it’s common for the other side to settle before trial.

    Rest assured though, if your case does go to court, our solicitors will be by your side to support you through the entire process.

    You can still make a claim for personal injury compensation, even if you were partly to blame.

    The amount of compensation you’ll be awarded will reflect your level of blame.

    For example, if it’s deemed that you were 25% responsible, then 25% will be deducted from the claim. So, if your claim is worth £10,000, you’ll receive £7,500.

    John KnightSenior Director & Solicitor
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    Kelly LangworthyPartner & Solicitor, Personal Injury
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    Richard TearePartner & Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
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    Brenda GilliganSenior Associate Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
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