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Have you had a Serious or Catastrophic Injury?

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors, our experienced team of Personal Injury Solicitors offer support and guidance to clients at what can be a difficult time, particularly when making serious injury compensation claim. We can help you to bring a serious injury claim if it can be demonstrated that:

  • you have suffered a serious injury such as a brain injury, broken bones, amputation or loss of vision
  • this injury can be attributed to the negligent action or inaction of another party

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Some of the expected compensation figures related to serious injury claims in the UK are:

Claim AreaType of InjuryExpected Compensation
ParalysisQuadriplegia£284,610 to £354,260
Paraplegia£192,090 to £249,270
Injuries affecting sightTotal blindnessIn the region of £235,630
Neck InjuriesSevere neck injuries - incomplete paraplegia,
serious fractures, tissue damage, chronic pain
£39,870 to around £130,060
Arm AmputationsLoss of both arms£211,150 to £263,060
Leg AmputationsLoss of both legs£211,150 to £247,280

We have represented many clients around England and Wales with their serious injury claims and helped them to recover the compensation that they deserve. Contact our team of Serious Injury Solicitors today to find out more about your eligibility to claim.

We are available by phone, email or various social media platforms – our friendly and experienced legal team are always available to discuss the details of your case and advise you on your legal options when making a serious injury compensation claim.

Additionally, there are further details about making a serious injury claim in the dropdown question sections below;

  • What are Serious Injury Claims?

    Serious injury claims comprise of a wide-range of injuries including:

    • Severe head injuries and brain injuries
    • Injuries causing paralysis
    • Injuries resulting in amputation
    • Serious burns resulting in permanent scarring
    • Multiple and complex fractures
    • Injuries causing damage to the senses such as loss of vision or hearing
    • Any other injuries requiring surgery or extensive rehabilitation

    If the injury is of a serious nature, and fault for the injury can be attributed to another party, you may have cause to pursue a serious injury claim.

    We offer a FREE no-obligation consultation – discover today how we could help you by calling us on 0800 888 6888 or email [email protected]. Please also feel free to browse the key serious injury claim questions listed to the right of this section.

  • What can you claim for?

    As detailed above, there is an extensive range of different injuries that can be claimed for when it comes to making a serious injury claim. You can make this type of serious injury compensation claim for injuries suffered in a variety of settings, including:

    • In a workplace setting
    • In a public place, such as a sport field or shopping centre
    • Accidents while on holiday
    • Accidents on the road

    This is not an exhaustive list of injury types or settings for which you can make a serious injury compensation claim, so if you would like further clarification on the specifics of your case then you can get in touch with our team today.

  • Who can you claim against?

    For a successful serious injury compensation claim, your serious injury solicitor must establish the identity of the other party involved and/or who is legally responsible for the accident. You must also show that your injuries were caused as a result of that accident.

    In some cases, for example someone tripping over discarded rubbish in a public place, it may not be immediately obvious who is to blame. If you are not certain who caused the accident, it is still worth exploring your case, as you may still be able to make a serious injury claim. Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully made slip and trip compensation claims against parties including employers, retailers and local authorities.

    In many instances, the responsible party is insured for the injuries caused. We therefore liaise directly with the insurance company who provide cover for the at fault party in order to to reach an agreeable settlement for your serious injury claim.

  • Who can make a Serious Injury claim?

    Here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we can help anyone to pursue a serious injury compensation claim – however, to be eligible, the following 3 criteria must be met:

    • You must have sustained an illness or injury
    • The injury must be a direct result of someone else’s negligence
    • The incident for which you are claiming must have taken place in the last 3 years (although minors can claim from 3 years from their 18 birthday).
  • What are the most common serious injury claims?

    You may have sustained an injury that hasn’t been mentioned so far and are be wondering if you qualify for a serious injury compensation claim. Below we’ve included a list of many of the common types of claims we receive, but if your injury is still not mentioned, please call us and speak to one of our team of serious injury solicitors today.


    Paralysis is the loss of muscle control in an area of the body. Paralysis is typically the result of nerve damage. Common causes of paralysis include birth injury, trauma, and medical negligence. Types of paralysis include:

    • Monoplegia – single limb paralysis
    • Paraplegia – paralysis of both legs (may include lower body)
    • Tetraplegia (quadriplegia) – paralysis of both arms and both legs
    • Hemiplegia – paralysis of one arm and one leg on the same side of the body


    You may be entitled to a serious injury compensation claim for an amputation under many different circumstances, including medical negligence and serious injury. Whatever the cause, speak to us today.  Common causes include:

    • Untreated infection
    • Wrong limb amputated
    • Untreated vascular disease
    • Late diagnosis of limb cancer
    • Limb damage following an accident

    Severe burns

    In legal terms, severe burns include any burn covering an area larger than your hand, scolds that cause blisters, and chemical or electrical burns. It also covers burns or scalds that cause whiteness or scarring of the skin.  Types of burns include:

    • Burns or scalds that cause blisters
    • Chemical or electrical burns or scalds
    • Large burns or scalds bigger than your hand
    • Burns or scalds that cause whiteness or scarring of the skin

    Multiple and complex fractures

    Multiple fractures typically result from high-speed impact traumas or crush traumas. Examples for which you may be able to make a serious injury compensation claim include multiple fractures sustained in a car crash or multiple fractures following a fall from height. The consequence of multiple or complex fractures include:

    • Deformity
    • Instability
    • Surgery to insert metalwork to stabilise the fracture
    • Heavy bruising (also known as ‘contusions’)
    • Extensive rehabilitation (e.g physiotherapy)
    • Increased chance of developing future osteoarthritis or other degenerative changes at the fracture site

    Spinal cord injuries

    Depending on the severity of your spinal injury, and depending on the region of your spine that has been injured, you may require varying degrees of rehabilitation – so it is worth discovering how we could help you.  Your spinal cord injury may be classified as being complete or incomplete:

    • Complete injury: paralysis below the level of the injury
    • Incomplete injury: limited motor function below the level of the injury

    Head & Brain injuries

    Severe head and brain injuries typically result from a fall, an assault, a sports injury, or from high speed trauma such as a road accident. If you have been affected by a head or brain injury, speak to us today. Common symptoms associated with head injuries include:

    Short term symptoms

    • Concussion
    • Slurred Speech
    • Fitting or Seizures
    • Lack of concentration
    • Double vision or loss of hearing

    Long term symptoms

    • Fatigue
    • Dizziness
    • Forgetfulness
    • Impulsive behaviour
    • Uncharacteristic change in mood
    • Double vision or loss of hearing
  • How much is your serious injury claim worth?

    The amount of compensation that you will receive for your serious injury compensation claim will depend very much on the type and extent of the injury or injuries that you sustained as a result of the incident and there are a wide range of different compensation levels in place.

    To discuss your own circumstances in more detail, please contact our expert team of serious injury solicitors today. Additionally, to find out an initial estimate of how much compensation you could be entitled to you can use our compensation calculator – please remember this is only an estimate and should not be relied upon.

  • What evidence do I need to make a serious injury claim?

    If you have yet to gather any evidence for your serious injury claim, you may be unsure on where to begin. Our experienced team of personal injury solicitors are here to help. Upon accepting your claim, we will provide expert advice as to the specific types of evidence that will be beneficial in progressing your case and ensuring you recover the maximum amount of compensation.

    This can be explained in more detail once we know the nature of your claim, but there are a range of items which can be useful with supporting a serious injury claim. These include:

    • medical records documenting injuries suffered and any treatment received as a result of the accident
    • photographic documentation of the injuries suffered and/or issues with the location where injury was sustained
    • witness accounts from those who witnessed the incident
    • police reports in the event that the emergency services attended or incident reports if the accident occurred in a workplace setting

    For more information on your serious injury compensation claim please contact our dedicated team at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, where one of our serious injury lawyers will be able to talk you through our range of legal services.

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