Serious Injury

What is a Catastrophic / Serious Injury?

Serious Injury (or Catastrophic Injury) can have an immediate or long lasting effect on the victim or their family.

These types of injuries can result in a brain injury, disfigurement, amputation, loss of use of an organ such as sight, or loss of function, or any injury that prevents the person from performing their usual daily activities. Examples include:

  • Accidents at work
  • Criminal injury cases
  • Amputation compensation
  • Fatal accidents
  • Holiday accidents
  • Brain injury claims
  • Multiple injury claims
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries

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For a limited time only, if you move your Medical Negligence claim to us from another firm we will deduct 0% of your compensation.

This means that you will recover 100% of your compensation and we will limit our costs to those that we recover from the Defendants.

Phoenix Solicitors Wirral - Catastrophic/Serious Injury

Expert Legal Advice

Serious Injuries (Catastrophic Injuries) require specialist care and can have a dramatic impact on loved ones and family as well as the victim.

It is imperative that you get the right legal representation, not only from an experienced firm but an experienced Solicitor.

Our experience allows us to recognize your needs, get the right medical team on board and get you the rehabilitation and treatment you will need to get back on track.

We have a network of nationwide medical experts, rehabilitation providers, vocation experts, prosthetists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, housing adaptation experts and benefit advisors who can assist in your recovery.

There are many types of accidents that can be considered serious:

  • Criminal Injury
  • Fatal accidents
  • Holiday accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Cycling Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Coach, train or bus accidents

These accidents can result in many injuries. They include:

  • Fatal Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Broken or Fractured Bones
  • Loss of Sight
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Mental Incapacities
  • Severe Burns
  • Limb Amputation
  • Paralysis

How do I make a Serious Injury claim?

Once you have contacted our team we will arrange an appointment to come and see you and your family to discuss your claim, your immediate needs and your expectations.

We can meet you at a place of your choosing be it at home or in hospital, on a day and at a time that suits you.

We don’t just work 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, because your needs don’t limit themselves to 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Because of the types of claims we deal with, we know that our customers need us to be there to reassure them every step of the way.

Our Solicitors do not treat this as a career, it’s a vocation and we care about you and your family, as if you were a member of our family.

Call us on 0151 306 3694
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Phoenix Solicitors Wirral - Catastrophic/Serious Injury

What Happens Next?

We will set out an action plan for you from day one and then at every stage, so that you know what is happening and when.

We work with specialist teams of Solicitors, Doctors, rehabilitation providers and experienced barristers to establish the extent of your Catastrophic/Serious Injury.

We will then build your case around your needs, making sure that we get you the right rehabilitation and treatment from the earliest opportunity.

We will request rehabilitation and monetary interim payments from the Defendants as soon as possible to account for any loss in wages you have or continue to have, as a result of your injuries, to make sure that you can maintain stability for you and your family whilst you recover.

Why Choose No Win No Fee?

When you choose No Win No Fee you are making the best decision financially as you can claim for free and have no legal bills at the end of the process. By choosing our trained Injury Solicitors, you are more likely to win your case as our solicitors have vast experience in this field. We have a greater understanding of the Serious Injury Claims system in comparison to what a standard injury lawyer may possess.

What We Need From You

So that we can give you the greatest chance of succeeding with your Serious Injury Claim, we require as many details regarding your incident as possible. The sooner you can recall the details of your incident or accident the better for you and us.

As time goes on we naturally forget key aspects of an incident, so it is imperative you let us know as soon as possible any and all the details regarding your experience. If any supporting evidence from witnesses is needed it makes it easier for them to be contacted and they will also remember the details correctly. This makes the whole process easier, less stressful and reduces the time for you.

How Long Will My Claim Take?

One of the most common questions we are asked is, “How long will my claim take?” Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing how long it may take. Each case is different and individual. So we promise to work tirelessly to ensure the claim is handled with all the facts and details of your injury being fully recorded so there are minimal time delays for you. This is where your fresh account of the incident will help us to achieve a faster time limit as key details may get forgotten over time.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

As every case is individual and unique, the amount paid out to each claimant will also be different depending on the severity of the accident and how it has altered your day to day life. Many things are taken into consideration here:

  • Ongoing Care Needed
  • Loss of Earnings (to you or a family member who has to care for you)
  • Disruption to your life
  • Medical Bills
  • Travel Expenses to and from Appointments

Is there a time limit to my claim?

Normally you have three years in which to make a claim for a Serious Injury. In Serious Injury Claims this is from either the date of your accident or from the point where it was discovered that your accident was responsible for your injuries.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

If you suffered a serious Injury before you turned 18, you can make a claim up until your 21st birthday. Claims for children under 18 must be handled by an adult. These cases are subject to different time limits as growth can impact on your child’s injuries which means working out how much compensation you need can take time.

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