Catastrophic and Serious Injury Claims
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. By claiming the money to which you are entitled, you can cover any costs that have occurred as a direct result of the accident and take time to focus on your recovery.
At JMW Solicitors, we have years of experience achieving financial settlements for clients who have become seriously injured following the negligence of a third party. We approach such matters sensitively and take on as much of the responsibility as we can to make your claim as stress-free as possible.
What Our Clients Say
How JMW Can Help
Our sympathetic, professional and focused approach to catastrophic and serious injury claims sets us apart from others. We understand that you will be facing one of the most challenging times of your life and are dedicated to guiding you through it. One of the ways we will do this is by easing the financial burden that can come with such injuries, by helping you to make a claim for compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims are typically made by people who have head or spinal injuries and cover a wide range of essential costs, such as:
- Ongoing treatment, rehabilitation and care
- Loss of earnings
- Property modifications
Our expert catastrophic injury solicitors handle each case in the same way; with sensitivity, care and transparency. We always try to create a close working relationship with our clients.
We are proud of the lengths we go to in the serious injury compensation claims we deal with, leaving no stone unturned as we compile a thorough and detailed case to improve the likelihood of your success in pursuing damages. We are here to help and we will guide you throughout the process, from beginning to end, keeping you updated regularly and doing as much of the work as possible on your behalf, so you can focus on your recovery.
Injuries that affect the head, brain, spine or neck, or lead to paralysis, death or amputation, are generally defined as serious due to the significant impact they can have on a victim’s life. Additionally, we have experience in handling a host of differing catastrophic injury claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered as the result of another person’s negligence, including:
- Amputation claims
- Burns and scalding
- Head injuries
- Loss of sight
- Serious child injuries
- Spinal injuries
It is our experience that often, an accident that can cause serious harm may lead to multiple severe injuries. Our team is experienced in dealing with such cases and can ensure that individuals who are suffering from more than one serious injury receive the appropriate assistance.
Living with a Catastrophic or Serious Injury
Serious injuries can have a devastating impact on the lives of both the injured party and their family, and have significant financial and emotional consequences. You could be left with lifelong disabilities that require regular care, or need to make changes to your home in order to ensure it adequately fits your requirements, and you may be left with a limited ability to work or unable to do the job you previously held.
People with catastrophic and life-changing injuries are often left wondering how they will fund the specialist and ongoing care and equipment that they require for the rest of their lives. Claiming compensation for your accident can sometimes help with these concerns, as the compensation you will receive will provide recompense for your pain and suffering, as well as all financial outlays you are faced with as a result of your injuries. It is fair to say that making a compensation claim can be crucial to ensuring you are able to have the best quality of life possible following a serious injury.
The laws surrounding serious injury compensation were designed to help you and your family cover these expenses. Such cases can be complex and require a lot of evidence, so ensuring an experienced solicitor is handling the case can make a big difference when it comes to securing an appropriate compensation settlement.
FAQS About Catastrophic and Serious Injury Claims
What are the time limits for making a serious injury claim?
You must begin your compensation claim within three years of the date that the injury took place. For cases involving children, a serious injury claim can be made any time up until their 18th birthday. From this date, they will have the usual three years that applies to adults.
However, if your accident could be considered catastrophic, you may be eligible for an extension. To find out more, contact an expert personal injury solicitor from JMW.
How long will the process of making a claim take?
A serious injury claim could take anywhere between six and 18 months to complete, and this varies depending on the complexity of the case. Factors such as evidence can have a large impact on the time taken, as the more that is needed, and the harder it may be to gather and the longer the claim will take as a result.
If a case starts a long time after the date of the accident, certain types of evidence can be more difficult to obtain - for example, accurate eyewitness testimony. For this reason, you should seek guidance from legal experts as soon as possible following a serious or catastrophic accident.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive after a successful serious injury claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, and the scale of your expenses on medical care or assistance after the incident.
Contact our personal injury solicitors now, and we will be able to assess your situation, and explain how much compensation you may be entitled to.