Serious injuries can be devastating and traumatising for you and your immediate family. Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, which is precisely why we have specialist serious injury claims solicitors in our team. Serious injuries frequently result in the complete upheaval of day-to-day life by impeding your ability to work; involve extensive medical costs, and perhaps make it necessary to significantly alter your living arrangements. However, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. If someone else is to blame for your injury, through reckless driving, health and safety violations, or any other form of negligence, you are entitled to compensation for the disruption and damage you sustain.
What constitutes a serious injury?
Serious injuries most commonly occur in road traffic accidents, but can happen anywhere. Serious injuries require extensive medical treatment and can have life-changing effects, such as on-going treatment and debilitating consequences. Common forms of serious injury include damage to the brain or spine, or the loss of a limb or limbs. However, any injury that leaves you in need of permanent medication, or with some form of physical or mental disability, may mean that you are eligible to make a successful serious injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline’s ’30-second test’ will tell us quickly and simply if you might have a claim, and from there our helpful advisors will talk you through the legal procedure.
It could be that long-term pain, along with a need for extensive surgery or physiotherapy in order to regain a normal life, are possible consequences of a serious injury. In all cases Accident Advice Helpline is here to help.
What does making a claim involve?
Due to the nature of a serious injury claim most cases require a specialist solicitor to progress your claim through the legal system. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a nationwide team of solicitors, one of whom we will appoint to handle your case. How cases progress from there can vary considerably, but the key factor is whether the individual or organisation responsible accepts liability or not. If liability is accepted, which many larger companies often do, the claim can be settled quickly and easily out of court. You are not obliged to accept an out of court settlement, and your solicitor will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
If liability is not accepted or you reject the amount of compensation offered, the case will have to go to court. This can be a long process, which varies from case to case; it is possible independent medical evaluations will be required, which can be quite time consuming. Your legal team will do its best to minimise the disruption to your life and ensure your claim is settled as quickly as possible.
Do not let this put you off making a claim; remember, if you have sustained a serious injury you are entitled to compensation and the vast majority of cases will be settled out of court. A quick phone call to Accident Advice Helpline is all it takes to get your claim for compensation under way.
Date Published: October 16, 2013
Author: David Brown