Claims for Serious Injury Abroad
If you or a family member have been unfortunate enough to sustain a serious injury whilst abroad, we appreciate what a distressing time it will be. Our solicitors have significant experience in assisting clients with making claims for all types of serious injuries, including brain injuries, spinal injuries, significant orthopaedic injuries and amputations following accidents across the world.
We understand that these types of injuries require comprehensive ongoing care and support, which can be complex to arrange, as a care package will need to be put together that can serve the injured person’s short, medium and long-term needs. A compensation claim can help to offset any financial burden this might impose.
Our team can help you claim the proper compensation and get access to rehabilitation to ensure you make the fullest recovery possible. Get in touch with us today by calling 0345 872 6666 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.
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How JMW Can Help
Serious injuries do not come without significant physical and psychological impact and the resulting recovery can be incredibly draining. We can help you with all facets of rehabilitation and recuperation, and secure compensation that will cover these costs.
Our team is experienced in all aspects of serious injury abroad, and take an individual and caring approach to ensure your case is dealt with sympathetically and efficiently. The team includes members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers and the American Association of Justice.
Our solicitors will investigate if interim payments can be made available to you from the defendant to help with your rehabilitation and living costs, particularly if you are unable to return to work in the period after your accident. If you have travel insurance, it may be that there are some benefits you can claim under the policy to help you in the early days of your recovery and we can help you to explore this.
We have links with lawyers across the world to ensure we can obtain specialist technical legal advice wherever your accident occurred.
We also have colleagues who specialise in personal injury trusts to protect your compensation following your accident if you are reliant on state benefits, as well as specialists who can assist you with creating or amending a Will, and a Court of Protection team who can help you if support is needed following a serious brain injury. We take a holistic approach to each case, with our ultimate goal being to ensure that you have all the tools you need to make as full a recovery as is possible.
Making a Claim for a Serious Injury Abroad
The amount of compensation you can claim depends on a number of different factors. In broad terms, these are the extent of your injuries, how they impact upon you now and in the future, what your financial losses have been so far, and what they may be as a result of your injuries, and which law applies to your case.
Under English law, compensation is intended to try to put the victim back in the position they would have been in had the accident not happened. This means it can provide for rehabilitation, care and support, specialist equipment, and loss of earnings amongst other things.
In some countries, compensation is awarded to punish the defendant; therefore, it is calculated in a different way. While in other jurisdictions, there is a tariff-based scheme that is used to calculate the financial compensation.
We will set out an individual case plan for your claim to ensure you receive specialist and detailed advice so that you understand how your case will be dealt with, what evidence will be required and what the timescale is likely to be and what compensation you will receive. In all cases, it is vital that the right evidence is obtained to ensure the lawyers and courts assessing your case understand the extent and impact of your injury and how it may affect you going into the future.
The rules surrounding the law applicable to each individual accident abroad are complex and it is vital you receive specialist legal advice from a solicitor to ensure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.