You may be looking for more information on serious injury solicitors if you’re considering making a personal injury claim. This guide will highlight the types of accidents you may be able to claim for and show the types of losses you may be able to receive compensation for.
Furthermore, this guide will highlight the benefits of using No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors from our panel. This will show why it may be more beneficial for you not to use “personal injury solicitors near me.”
Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can answer any questions you have. Additionally, they can tell you quickly and easily if you’re eligible to claim and promptly provide you with a compensation estimate. They can also put you through to our specialised panel of No Win No Fee solicitors.
We’re more than happy to answer any queries about the claims process you have. Contact us using the details below.:
- Call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
- You can claim online with us.
- You can also write to us using the pop-up window on your screen.
Please read on to learn more about claiming and the benefits of using specialised serious accident solicitors.
Select A Section:
- What Are Serious Injuries And Who Are Serious Injury Solicitors?
- How Do I Prove A Personal Injury Claim?
- What Are The Most Frequent Accidents That Lead To Claims Requiring Serious Injury Solicitors?
- Key Pieces Of Evidence You Need To Support Your Personal Injury Claim
- How Much Compensation Could Serious Injury Solicitors Help Me Recover?
- Connect With No Win No Fee Serious Injury Solicitors
You may be wondering when you need to use serious injury solicitors. Serious injuries are often ones that are considered life-altering. They can include:
- Complex or multiple fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Amputations or the loss of a limb
- Spinal or neck injuries
A serious injury can also result in the worsening or acceleration of a pre-existing medical issue. Many of these injuries could result in you looking up specialised UK personal injury solicitors.
Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you could receive compensation for the physical and psychological damage caused. For example, you may lose your legs in a serious car accident. This could impact your quality of life and stop you from doing the things you usually do. As a result, you may become depressed.
This is one of the benefits of using serious injury solicitors from our panel: they have the experience needed to pursue the compensation you’re entitled to. Contact our team for free legal advice using the details above to see if you can claim.
One of the most important aspects of claiming compensation is confirming how the injury occurred. This is because you receive compensation from a successful claim by showing that your injury was caused by third-party negligence.
Certain third parties have a duty of care towards others. This is important because third-party negligence is proven when:
- You show that the third party in question had a duty of care.
- You illustrate how their actions breached this duty.
- Thirdly, you prove that the breach of their duty caused your injury.
Furthermore, another important aspect to consider is the time limits that apply to personal injury claims. In most cases, personal injury solicitors will only take your case if you’re claiming within three years of either the date of the accident or the date you became aware of the injury.
This time limit is established in The Limitation Act 1980. However, there are exceptions to this. For instance, if you’ve experienced an injury as a child, you have three years from the date of your eighteenth birthday to claim. If you prefer, you can use a litigation friend so that someone can claim on your behalf before this date. This could be a parent, guardian or friend.
A litigation friend can also be used if someone lacks the mental capacity to claim. In these instances, the time limit is suspended unless the injured person regains their mental capacity.
There are many different types of personal injury claims that serious injury solicitors can help with. As the last section highlighted some of the required criteria for claiming, this section will showcase the type of injuries you could suffer and the duty of care you’re owed in a range of different scenarios.
Public Place Accidents
You may be able to claim if you’ve suffered an injury from an accident in a public place. Every occupier of a public space in Great Britain has a duty of care in the form of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957. They need to make sure that the space is safe to use for the intended purpose.
If, for instance, you fall downstairs due to a faulty handrail, this could result in a spinal injury. If you can show that the broken handrail was caused because of negligence, you may be able to claim.
This states that they need to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety. If you’re able to prove the injury was caused by employer negligence, you could claim. For example, you may want to use a brain injury compensation solicitor because you fell from a ladder that your employer supplied you with knowing it was faulty.
Road Traffic Accidents
Furthermore, you may be able to claim if you’ve suffered an injury from a road traffic accident (RTA). Every road user in the UK has a duty of care to one another as defined in the Highway Code. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligent driving, you may be able to claim.
Additionally, in England and Wales, you may be able to claim against the council if poorly maintained roads caused your RTA. They have a duty of care to ensure the upkeep of certain roads, as shown in The Highways Act 1980.
Serious injury solicitors could help in any of the claim types mentioned above. If you’d like to be connected with a solicitor from our panel, get in touch with our team today.
One of the first things serious injury solicitors will examine is the amount of evidence you have to prove your personal injury claim. Whether you want to claim for accidents in public places or a workplace accident, evidence is vital as the onus is on you to prove that your injury was caused by negligence.
Therefore, evidence you may be able to use includes:
- CCTV footage
- Photographic evidence of your injury and the scene of the accident
- Witness statements
- Medical evidence, such as scans of your injuries
Serious Injury Accident Statistics
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides statistics about work-related injuries in Great Britain. Non-fatal injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to complex fractures and head injuries. The five most frequently reported causes of non-fatal injuries in the workplace are shown above.
As you can see, 33% of these injuries are reported to be caused by slips, trips or falls on the same level, while 18% are manual handling accidents resulting from the handling, lifting or carrying an object. 10% were caused by being struck by a moving object.
Our panel of serious injury solicitors won’t waste your time. Because they work on a No Win No Fee basis, they will only take your case if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success. To see if you’re eligible to use their services, please contact us for free legal advice 24/7 using the contact details above.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. General damages relate to the physical and psychological pain and suffering caused by the accident. The amount of compensation you could receive depends on the general decline in your quality of life.
The Judicial College can give you a better idea of the amount you could receive for general damages. They analyse previous payouts, comparing them to the severity and extent of the injury. In doing this, they’ve built compensation brackets, some of which you can see below.
|Type of Injury||Severity||Compensation Amount||Description|
|Brain||Moderately Severe||£205,580 to £264,650||This bracket is for a brain injury that has led to the injured person being very seriously disabled. This injury will involve them needing constant professional care with potentially physical disabilities, such as limb paralysis or cognitive disabilities, such as a marked personality impairment.|
|Psychiatric Damage Generally||Moderate||£5,500 to £17,900||This bracket is for psychiatric damage resulting in some problems to the injured person's ability to cope with work, education and life. However, the prognosis will be good because of a marked improvement caused by trial.|
|Eye||Minor||£3,710 to £8,200||Injuries in this bracket are minor injuries caused by incidents such as being struck in the eye and being exposed to fumes, including smoke.|
|Reproductive System: Female||Infertility||£16,860 to £34,480||This bracket is for an incident that has led to infertility without any medical complications and where they already have children.|
|Neck||Severe (ii)||£61,710 to £122,860||Injuries in this bracket include damage to cervical spine discs and serious fractures.|
|Back||Severe (iii)||£36,390 to £65,440||Cases in this bracket include disc lesions or fractures as well as soft tissue injuries that result in chronic conditions causing symptoms like continuous and severe pain, depression and impaired sexual function.|
|Shoulder||Moderate||£7,410 to £11,980||This bracket is for injuries such as frozen shoulder causing discomfort and limitation of movement that lasts for about two years.|
|Elbow||Moderate or Minor||Up to £11,820||Most elbow injuries fall into this bracket including tennis elbow syndrome, lacerations and simple fractures.|
|Leg||Severe (i)||£90,320 to £127,530||Injuries in this bracket are for the most serious injuries that are short of amputation, including gross shortening of the leg.|
|Leg||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,790||This bracket is for multiple or complicated fractures or severe crushing injuries, usually to a single limb.|
While this can give you a general idea of what you could receive, we cannot confirm you’ll receive these amounts as every compensation payout is judged on a case-by-case basis.
Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims
The second potential head of claim is special damages. This relates to the financial losses you’ve suffered because of the injury. You would need financial evidence, such as receipts, invoices and bank statements, to prove the value of the losses you’re claiming.
Losses you could claim include:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Medical bills
- Travel costs
- Adjustments needed to your home because of the injury.
However, one thing to remember is that if you don’t receive compensation for general damages, you won’t receive any compensation for the claim at all. This is because, by not receiving it, it has been deemed that the third party in question were not liable for your injuries, meaning that they also aren’t liable for any costs you have incurred because of them.
You may have questions such as, “what percentage do injury lawyers charge?” and “what are the benefits of using No Win No Fee serious injury solicitors?”
The benefits of this kind of agreement include:
- Not paying the solicitor’s legal fees upfront or during the claims process.
- Only paying the solicitor’s legal fees if the claim is successful. Furthermore, their legal fees will be a small, legally capped portion taken out of your compensation.
- Not having to pay your solicitor anything in the event that you aren’t awarded compensation.
Although you aren’t required to have legal representation when claiming, quality personal injury solicitors could help the claims process run more smoothly than it would otherwise. Our panel are experienced, specialised and can offer their services to take the financial strain away from hiring a lawyer. For more information, please get in touch with our team for free legal advice using the contact details above.
Contact Us To Begin Your Serious Injury Claim
Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can assess the validity of your claim. Furthermore, they can provide you with a compensation estimate.
They can also put you through to our panel of serious injury solicitors who could help you claim. However, please remember that if you call us, you’re under no obligation to use our services.
To learn more about claiming for a serious injury, please contact us using the details below.
- Call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
- You can claim online with us.
- You can also write to us using the window on your screen.
Additional Resources On Working With Serious Injury Solicitors
To learn more about using serious injury solicitors, please refer to the links below.
For more work-related injury statistics, please refer to the HSE website.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) aims to reduce the risk of accidental injuries through guidance and information.
If you’ve broken a bone and would like medical guidance, please refer to the NHS website.
Do you want to see if you can claim for a slip trip and fall accident? If so, please read this article on our website.
Are you asking yourself, “how can cycling accident solicitors help me?” If so, read this guide.
Read this article to see if you can claim, for an accident on public transport.
Other Guides You Can Read
Below, you can find links to more of our guides on personal injury claims:
- A guide to personal injury claims
- How to claim compensation for a brain injury
- What is a mesothelioma case worth?
- A guide to the personal injury claims time limit
- How to claim compensation for an ankle injury
- Learn about claiming after suffering a torn tricep
- Slip trip and fall claims – see if you can claim compensation
- How to prove a personal injury claim
- A guide to No Win No Fee agreements
- Personal injury claims guidelines
- A guide to neck injury claims
- Wrist injury claims – an overview
- What is a personal injury claim?
Our panel of serious injury solicitors could help you receive compensation. To see whether they can help you claim, please contact our team 24/7 for free legal advice using the details above.