It’s something none of us hope to experience, but sadly, catastrophic accidents causing life-changing injuries happen. If you or a relative has suffered a severe or permanent injury, you’ll know that life can change dramatically. You might not be able to work anymore; you may need regular treatment or medical care for the rest of your life; and your mental health can also be affected.
When life has changed so much, getting professional advice can help you navigate the uncertain times ahead. With legal advice, you can also make sure you’re financially prepared for costs that might arise from your accident, like loss of earnings both now and in the future.
If the accident wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to damages for loss and suffering, compensation for loss of earnings, the cost of rehabilitation care and any specialist equipment you need to use.
People can be seriously injured in many different ways, including:
These injuries can be caused by accidents in the workplace or while out in public, due to someone else’s actions.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation, or ‘damages’ for the suffering you’ve experienced.
Serious injury compensation can be used to help cover loss of earnings if you can’t work because of your injury. It can also cover the cost of rehabilitation, and for treatments like physiotherapy or counselling, which can be expensive. In the most serious cases, you might need care at home, or for your house to be adapted so you can still live there. Compensation can help pay for this. Having some financial security can also take away some of the stress, so you can focus on recovery.
It’s wise to seek legal advice as soon as possible after a serious accident, but nearly all compensation claims must be started within three years of the accident.
That depends on how and where you were injured. By law, companies and employers are required to have insurance for incidents just like this. So, if you were injured at work, for example, their insurance would pay your compensation.
If your injury was caused by a person in a criminal act, and they can’t pay you compensation, you could still receive it through CICA.
Each case is assessed individually. Our specialist injury solicitors can give you information about your specific case.
Your first step in claiming compensation for your serious injury is to contact our team. You can complete this form or call us free on 0800 612 7 612.
We’ll chat with you about your accident and injuries, and talk you through the process of claiming. We might even be able to tell you how much compensation you could receive.
To claim compensation, you must have been injured in the last three years, and we must prove that the accident wasn’t your fault. Your personal injury solicitor will gather the evidence they need to do this and take care of the process for you. They’ll also be there to answer any questions you have about your claim. Your consultation is confidential and free. You’re under no obligation to proceed, even after speaking with us. We simply give you the information you need to help you decide whether to pursue a claim.
If you would like to chat to us about your serious injury compensation claim, contact us now. We can get you the compensation you deserve and help you get your life back on track.