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Serious Injury Claims
Over 4 million patients were admitted to hospital following a visit to A&E in 2015/161.
Suffering a serious injury can turn your world upside down. As well as the trauma of the injury, there could be a life-changing impact on your quality of life, your ability to work and your financial situation. It can impact close family and friends, particularly if you must rethink future plans or if your injuries mean you need support with everyday activities.
The financial burden of a serious injury can be particularly significant. Along with the potential loss of earnings from being able to work, the cost of rehabilitation and medical expenses can quickly add up.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury because of another person's negligence, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
To make sure you get all the compensation you are entitled to, you should seek specialist advice. At Grieves Solicitors, we have over 20 years’ experience in successfully managing personal injury claims, and one of our specialist solicitors can work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Do I have a case?
The circumstances of a serious injury claim can be very different but if you feel your accident or injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, then it is likely you will be able to make a claim for financial compensation.
At Grieves Solicitors, we offer an initial free, no obligation assessment of your situation, where we will provide you with an honest and frank appraisal of your situation based on many years’ experience pursuing a wide variety of accident compensation claims.
What types of claims can be made?
Over the years we have successfully dealt with lots of different serious injury claims. To find out more information on the different types of accidents or injuries which can result in a successful serious injury claim, follow the relevant links below. This is not a definitive list, so if you believe you have suffered a serious injury as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you should get in touch with us to discuss your case.
- Brain Injuries
- Fatal Injuries
- Burns and Scarring
- Ear Damage or Loss of Hearing
- Eye Damage and Loss of Sight
- Limb Damage or Loss of Limb
- Multiple Fractures
- Spinal Injuries
- Clinical Negligence
- Cosmetic Surgery Negligence
- Head Injuries
- Dental Negligence
- Industrial Disease
How long do I have to make a claim?In general, in the UK, you have to start a personal injury claim within three years from the date of the accident. There are however a number of exceptions to this general rule, therefore if you believe you may have a claim, you should obtain legal advice from a personal injury specialist as soon as possible. At Grieves Solicitors we have the expertise to help you understand any exceptions which may apply to your personal set of circumstances, and we can provide advice on your next steps.
What could I claim for?
Serious injuries cover a wide range of situations and every case is different. As a general rule, the more serious your injuries and the greater the impact your injuries have on your everyday life, the more compensation you will require to cover the financial cost of your injury.
Serious injury claims usually involve making a claim for two different types of compensation:
General damages – Compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have suffered as a result of your accident related injuries. Essentially this is compensation for the impact of the accident on your physical and psychological health, as well as the impact on your everyday life. The sum to be paid will be decided by the court.
Special damages – Compensation for financial losses related to your accident. Examples include:
- loss of earnings and pension as a result of a serious injury
- travel to medical appointments
- equipment and alterations to vehicles and housing
- the purchase of prosthetic limbs
- ongoing nursing and care
- private health care and surgery
- domestic services, including DIY, window cleaning, decoration and maintenance.
Determining what you should claim compensation for and how much can seem a bit overwhelming. At Grieves Solicitors we have the expertise and experience to help you navigate your way through the claims process, to make sure you obtain the maximum compensation possible.
How do I make a claim?
We will provide you with a free no-obligation assessment of your potential serious injury claim, after which you can decide whether or not you wish to proceed.
Our team at Grieves Solicitors understands that the repercussions from a serious injury can be particularly devastating and traumatic. We have a team of highly experienced solicitors who will support you every step of the way and will treat you and your case with the utmost sensitivity and discretion, whilst ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.
Why Grieves Solicitors?
To make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to, it is important that you obtain specialist advice and that you are represented by a specialist. At Grieves Solicitors we pride ourselves on being experts in the personal injury claims field, and we have over 20 years of experience helping clients win the financial compensation they deserve.
Based in Huddersfield we serve clients across the UK and we take all cases on a 'no win, no fee basis'. This means you will keep 100% of the damages awarded for your injury.