The results of a serious injury can be life changing. Not only is it rare to make a full physical recovery, the emotional impact of suffering a catastrophic injury through no fault of your own, can reverberate not through the rest of your life but also that of your loved ones. It is something Girlings Personal Injury Solicitors know well as they see it every working day.
What is a Serious Injury Claim?
If you have suffered a life-changing injury due to an accident or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for a serious injury. Examples of this type of damage can include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal injuries and paralysis
- Burns and scarring
- Loss of sight or hearing
One of the most common causes of serious injury is road traffic accidents. Travelling in a car is something most people do every day. Such an innocuous activity can alter your life forever in seconds, leaving you to suffer the consequences of someone else’s error. Other causes of severe injury can include medical negligence, accidents at work, and accidents in public places.
How Can We Help?
Bringing a successful serious injury claim requires the expertise of a specialist personal injury lawyer, like those at Girlings. They can help you collect the necessary evidence to prove your claim is valid. This information can include statements from witnesses and supporting evidence from medical experts who can help paint a vivid picture of how your life has altered as the result of your injury.
When raising a compensation claim for a personal injury, you must be able to prove two things. The first is that someone acted negligently. Negligence may refer to a doctor making a surgical error, a driver colliding with you, or a company neglecting to fix a loose tile which causes you to trip and injure yourself falling. The second part of a claim is to prove that their negligence caused your injury and that you have suffered as a result.
It is the experience of the team at Girlings Personal Injury Solicitors that injury claims can take longer to process than compensation claims where a claimant’s condition is not as severe. This time is predominantly because the nature of injuries tends to be significantly more complicated, necessitating a larger financial payment.
Your personal injury lawyer will ask for compensation based on the financial extent of your damages such as loss of income, adaptations to your home to suit your physical limitations, extra nursing care, private rehabilitation treatment, and even loss of earnings if your partner has to give up their job to become your full-time carer. Every situation is unique and you should always choose to work with a solicitor who appreciates the delicacy of your condition and how your injury has affected your future.
The earlier you start your claim, the better the potential outcome will be. Even if you are not sure yet whether or not you will make a claim it will benefit you to make a no-obligation enquiry so you can make the most informed decision.
Contact Girlings Personal Injury Solicitors today for expert legal advice on making a serious injury claim.