If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of somebody else you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Like with other personal injury claims, you typically have three years from the date of the injury to begin your claim for compensation.
Your serious injury may have resulted in circumstances where you cannot manage a claim yourself. In this instance, it is possible for another individual to claim on your behalf whether it be a family member or a close friend.
In the event of a serious injury occurring to a child, the injured party has three years once they turn 18 to begin their own claim. A claim can be made whilst a child is under 18 as long as it is being pursued by a parent or guardian on their behalf.
At Brown Turner Ross, our personal injury solicitors are proficient at managing even the most complex of serious injury claims. Please get in touch using the contact form below if you think that you may have grounds for a claim and we can advise you on the best way for you to move forward.
Life changing injuries
Serious injuries differ from other personal injuries because the impact is more severe and longer-lasting. They are often injuries that have a permanent, life-changing effect of your life.
You may receive a serious injury as the result of an accident at work, on the road, or in any other public place. Serious injury also includes injuries that are a result of medical negligence.
Any type of injury can be classified as a serious injury if the damage is severe. Examples of some of the most common types of injury include:
- Spinal cord injuries – injuries to the spinal cord can lead to a breadth of injuries from paralysis to rarer problems such as claiming for cauda equina syndrome
- Head and brain injuries – these include any injury that leads to sensory problems, communication problems or emotional / behavioural changes
- Limb injuries – this may or may not include amputations depending on the severity of the injury
- Eye injuries – permanent loss of eyesight following an accident or an injury that is life-changing affecting all aspects of your life
- Chronic pain – having to live with chronic pain for long periods or time, or potentially the rest of your life, which can massively disrupt your standard of living and prevent you from working or otherwise enjoying life as you did before your injury
This list is not exhaustive and we wholly recommend that you get in touch with our serious injury lawyers at Brown Turner Ross if you think that you may be entitled to compensation. Below are examples of some services we offer.
Our expert team of solicitors are on your side and will listen and try to understand your pain as best as they can to really help you get the result that you deserve.
Getting serious injury compensation
No two serious injury claims are the same and therefore no two serious injury claims result in the same amount of compensation.
There are a lot of personal factors that dictate how much money you are entitled to claim as compensation.
To start, the manner of your injury itself has a large part in dictating how much your claim is worth. The more severe and life-changing your injury is, generally the more compensation you will be entitled to.
You should also think of any income that you have lost or will miss out on because of changes to your lifestyle as a result of your injury.
On top of this, if you have experienced a life changing injury then you will likely have incurred financial losses to accommodate for your change in living and care standards. This includes changes or adaptations to your home or your vehicle, as well as the cost of medical or round the clock care and rehabilitation.
Your serious injury solicitors
After a serious injury, it is understandable that seeking compensation may not be the first thing on your mind.
Your primary concerns should be your health and recovery. When you are able to you should approach your chosen personal injury solicitor to begin your claim and receive the compensation that you deserve so that you can look after yourself and your family.
The best serious injury lawyers are those that place your care at the top of their priorities. At Brown Turner Ross, getting you on the best recovery path means the most to us so that your standard of living can return to as close as possible to before your injury.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team of lawyers can put you in touch with some of the best healthcare and rehabilitation professionals to work with you during your recovery journey.
So if you, a family member, or a friend have been seriously injured in an accident at the fault of someone else, get in touch with Brown Turner Ross today and receive caring, jargon-free advice from our serious injury solicitors.