At Hampson Hughes Solicitors, our expert serious injury solicitors are here to help. If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, serious burns, serious medical injuries caused by clinical negligence and fatal accidents, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact our team of serious injury solicitors today.
Serious injury claims are typically associated with head injuries, neck injuries, and spine injuries. However, trauma to other areas of the body could also be classified as a serious injury, including burns, fractures, and high velocity impact traumas. For further information on how we could help you, please select an option from our services.
Loss of earnings may be awarded where time away from work is authorised by a doctor.
You may also be eligible to claim for loss of future earnings where your injury prevents an immediate return to the workplace.
You can claim for any injuries you’ve sustained in a workplace accident.
The extent of your injuries; recovery time and the impact these injuries have had on your subsequent quality of life will all be taken into consideration when determining the compensation awarded.
Medical damages may be awarded to offset the cost of any reasonable and necessary medical treatment required as a result of your injury at work.
Home visits (e.g. nursing staff, carers)
Physiotherapy, medical aids, travel costs to and from medical appointments
‘Gratuitous care’ – compensation towards the costs of care provided by family
As part of your accident at work compensation claim, you may also claim for any direct impact your accident and injury has had to everyday life.
You may be eligible to claim compensation where your daily activities such as shopping, housework or driving have been affected.
Your solicitor must establish who the other party is, who was legally responsible for the accident and that your injuries resulted from that accident. In some cases, such as 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 you may still be able to make a 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 injuries caused and we liaise directly with the insurance company who provide their cover.
Anyone can claim for Serious injury compensation; however the following 3 criterias must be met:
Below is a list of the common types of claims we receive but if your injury is not covered please call us and speak to the 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
You may be entitled to amputation compensation under many different circumstances, including medical negligence and serious injury. Whatever your circumstances, speak to us today.
Severe burns include any burn covering an area larger than your hand, scolds that cause blisters, chemical or electrical burns, and burns or scolds that cause whiteness or charring of the skin.
Types of burns
Multiple fractures typically result from high-speed impact traumas or crush traumas. Examples include multiple fractures sustained in a car crash or multiple fractures following a fall from height.
Multiple fracture symptoms include:
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 – discover how we could help you.
Your spinal cord injury may be classified as being complete or incomplete:
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
Long term symptoms
The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the type and extent of the injury or injuries you sustained during the incident.
You can find out an estimate of how much compensation on average your injury is worth with our compensation calculator– but please note, this is only a guide.
If you have yet to gather any evidence, you may be unsure where to begin. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors can help – upon accepting your claim, we will advise you on the specific types of evidence that will be beneficial in progressing your claim.
For more information and to find out if you have a serious injury claim, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors.